Archive for April, 2009

A Guide To Middle Eastern Cuisines

April 29, 2009  

A Guide To Middle Eastern Cuisines

Food is one of the most unique item pertaining to one’s culture, and one that is an important part to traveling nowadays. Here at Unearthing Asia, we are all for wacky eats and local street food, as you can see from our recent coverage of HK Street Food, Khmer Cuisines, Macau’s Food Guide and India’s Culinary Adventures. Here’s another food guide for your perusal, this time, to Middle Eastern Cuisines! Middle Eastern cuisines come in a wide variety... [Read more of this review]

Wanderlust and Lipstick

April 28, 2009  

Wanderlust and Lipstick

Beth Whitman’s own wanderlust started years ago with a trip to India. While she’d seen plenty of the U.S. at that point, her only trip abroad had been a few weeks in England. But after three months in India, Nepal and Thailand, Beth was hooked. Since that first trip, Beth has made a career out of traveling — especially to India and the surrounding countries. Not only has she written about the area, but Beth also leads tours to India and Bhutan. Beth says,... [Read more of this review]

Peace and Quiet in South Thailand

April 28, 2009  

Peace and Quiet in South Thailand

The south of Thailand is home to hundreds of miles of shoreline, some of the most pristine in the world. Many say that many of the most popular Thai locations, such as Phuket – Thailand’s largest island – are just overrun and no longer have their original appeal and charm. But still, that hasn’t stopped the masses of tourists from descending on these beach-side towns year upon year. Interest in the region skyrocketed after the area was featured in Hollywood films.... [Read more of this review]

Pure Top Class Entertainment

April 26, 2009  

Pure Top Class Entertainment

Few of us like Sunday afternoon, for the weekend is over and the workweek looming. But here at Unearthing Asia, we do, as it brings with it a chance for us to look back and recap the week. My highlight of the week was a personal one. That of the amazing drama called the English Premier League, filled with extreme highs and lows in a mesmerizing 90 minutes of non-stop action. This is a great time of the year to be a football fan, with the season finale promising breathtaking... [Read more of this review]

Milford Sound in Photos

April 24, 2009  

Milford Sound in Photos

Back to New Zealand again this week to highlight one of my favorite part of the journey there, the famed Milford Sound. The 3-4 hour bus ride from Queenstown was quite eventful, with numerous photo stops along the way. We passed by the Mirror Lakes, Te Anau and went through Homer’s Tunnel before finally reaching the Milford harbor. It was definitely a great sight to be sure, but I do wish we had more time to spend there through the night, kayaking, snorkeling and... [Read more of this review]

6 Uniquely Indonesian Festivals

April 23, 2009  

6 Uniquely Indonesian Festivals

Indonesia is often referred to as the sleeping giant of Southeast Asia, and rightly so. With more than 18,000 islands in its archipelago, there is an amazing diversity of what to see and do while on holiday here. Modernization has seen development (some would say over-development) wash over Jakarta, while Bali’s tourism continues to enjoy a gradual revival after the horrible 2002 bombing. There is also the mountains of Bromo and the mythical Borobudur for those looking... [Read more of this review]

The Best of Khmer Cuisines

April 21, 2009  

The Best of Khmer Cuisines

One of the highlights of any trip to Cambodia is the food, which often surprises many. The country’s range of dishes can loosely be called ‘Khmer Cuisine’ – and although it is similar to food found in neighboring Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam, it is less spicy and has its own special touches. The plethora of curries, spring rolls, and rice accompaniments are easily accessible to foreign palates; indeed, most Cambodians are very helpful to suggest dishes and it... [Read more of this review]

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