Archive for May, 2010

Seven Great Lakes in Asia

May 31, 2010  

Seven Great Lakes in Asia

Who doesn’t like a great lake? No, not those great lakes, but any lake where you can see an amazing reflection or view that forces you to make your own reflection. Whether it’s a serene place or an amazing lake that has a story, these are great places to stop for a rest and think. Write in your journal. Or just relax – isn’t that what lakes are for? Photo credit - Patrick Kiteley Mirror Lake, New Zealand Sunrise at the Mirror Lake in New Zealand, near Fox Village,... [Read more of this review]

Kyrgyzstan – The ‘Stans Part 4

May 23, 2010  

Kyrgyzstan – The ‘Stans Part 4

Today we continue our offbeat excursions to explore the things to see and do in Central Asia. This week we visit Kyrgyzstan, a rural and mountainous country that will remind you of the gorgeous scenery of New Zealand yet with a very different and distinct nomadic culture. Some actually call it the “Switzerland of Central Asia” due to the fact that it’s a land-locked nation comprised almost wholly by the Tian Shan mountains. You’ll also hear that Kyrgyzstan is... [Read more of this review]

Kuta Beach Getaway

May 20, 2010  

Kuta Beach Getaway

Bali has been Indonesia’s top tourist destination for decades, with Kuta Beach establishing itself as a surfing mecca on Asia’s popular backpacking route in South East Asia. Long golden beaches, stunning coral reefs, a vibrant island culture, international cuisines, luxury shopping, and world-class surfing are just a few of the activities that visitors can enjoy here. Today, Kuta is known as much for its luxury accommodations, fancy restaurants, and posh nightclubs... [Read more of this review]

Singapore Shopping Hotspots

May 18, 2010  

Singapore Shopping Hotspots

Though small in size, Singapore has so much more to offer than meets the eye. Its gregarious round-the-clock city life is a vibrant hub for endless eating, shopping and nightlife. For shopaholics in the region, Singapore is no foreign land. Orchard Road is a favorite amongst locals and foreigners alike with a plethora of shops catering to all markets. The CBD area also bustles with its mega malls, restaurants and cafes such as the Suntec City and Marina Square. Unearthing... [Read more of this review]

Uzbekistan – Stans Part 3

May 16, 2010  

Uzbekistan – Stans Part 3

The next stop in our tour of the “new” backpacker circuit in Central Asia is Uzbekistan. Landlocked nation with the exception of the bordering Aral Sea, the Uzbek countryside is a series of deserts and dunes. It has a reputation for being unfriendly to foreigners (and perhaps unfriendly to locals too), but there’s still some gems to be unearthed. Let’s explore what Uzbek has to offer. Photo credit - upyernoz The Silk Road Many wonderful sights can be explored... [Read more of this review]