Archive for May, 2009

Weekly Update, 31st May 2009

May 31, 2009  

Weekly Update, 31st May 2009

From the Blog Another thanks to Laura from HostelBookers for another excellent guide, Backpacking in Egypt, to complement her other article, Backpacking in India. We share some snaps from Jeju Island, a beautiful little island off the coast of South Korea. See as well, Treasures of Kyushu, Locks of Love, and Cheonggye Stream. Following up on after the Solo start to his adventure, Sal spent the day gulping down his Saigon Green, and found some company. Elsewhere, Andrew... [Read more of this review]

Exploring Jeju Island, South Korea

May 29, 2009  

Exploring Jeju Island, South Korea

Jeju Island (Jejudo), South Korea, also known as the “Island of the Gods,” is a popular vacation spot for Koreans and many Japanese. It remains one of the top honeymoon destinations for Korean newlyweds. The island offers visitors a wide range of activities: hiking on Halla-san (South Korea’s highest peak), catching sunrises and sunsets over the ocean, viewing majestic waterfalls, riding horses, or just lying around on the sandy beaches. Unfortunately,... [Read more of this review]

A Backpacker’s Guide to Egypt

May 27, 2009  

A Backpacker’s Guide to Egypt

Traveling to Egypt may not top every backpacker’s to-do list, but this fascinating country is a gateway to the ancient world. Starting your journey in a Cairo hostel, the land of the Pharaohs is your oyster, with the pyramids at Giza and living museum Luxor are within easy reach. Aside from the ancient monuments and dusty tombs, the Red Sea is home to some of the best diving spots in the world, and modern day Cairo’s lively clubs and bars would make the fun-loving... [Read more of this review]

Sal’s Travelogue #2 – Saigon Green

May 26, 2009  

Sal’s Travelogue #2 – Saigon Green

Last week, our writer shared with us about the start of his adventure – a month of backpacking through South East Asia on a limited budget, US$700! Here he goes to share about reaching his first destination, meeting new friends and exploring new sights! So there I was, at the Go2 bar in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) by myself – with nothing but a pack of smokes and a bottle of the very popular Saigon Green to keep me company. After polishing off two of these, the loneliness... [Read more of this review]

Breaking World Records in Tamworth, Australia

May 25, 2009  

Breaking World Records in Tamworth, Australia

Australia is known for plenty of things – iconic architecture, unique wildlife among them – but few know about the record-breaking events that take place at the end of every January in a small New South Wales town. And the record they are trying to break puts a smile on my face every time I hear about it: the world’s largest country line dance competition. Tamworth, Australia. This unusual feat takes place during the Country Music Festival in Tamworth, Australia.... [Read more of this review]

Keep Traveling, but Travel Safe!

May 24, 2009  

Keep Traveling, but Travel Safe!

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. The news that just won’t go away still has not.. gone away, unfortunately. On a personal note, I’m determined not to let this affect my personal travels. I’m looking forward to confirming my summer travel plans, and it’s something that will happen inspite of... [Read more of this review]

HK Sidetrip – Macau

May 23, 2009  

HK Sidetrip – Macau

Here are some snaps from my previous side-trip to Macau while I was in HK. Didn’t get to see too much of the city unfortunately, time dictates that I only spent a day-trip there, and truth be told, I was running out of money as well. Thankfully, Macau boasts free shuttle buses aplenty, tho only towards the glitzy parts of town (casinos). Within walking distance from the ferry is Fisherman's Wharf, a sea side establishment good for a relaxing walk and a hearty... [Read more of this review]

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