Category: Asia

The Best Beach in Hong Kong | Tai Long Wan

The Best Beach in Hong Kong | Tai Long Wan

[ 1 ] November 2, 2016 |

I spent the summer of 2008 working in Hong Kong. It was one of the most wild, strange, and dream-like experiences of my life. Hong Kong is a grand juxtaposition – Avatar-worthy tropical scenery, paired with New York’s financial center, and Amsterdam’s nightlife. Abject poverty intermixed with the most exorbitant wealth I’ve seen. When I wasn’t recovering […]

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Eight Spectacular Sites in Sri Lanka

Eight Spectacular Sites in Sri Lanka

[ 0 ] October 1, 2014 |

Sri Lanka is an island country in Asia.  It features among the world’s top tourist destinations – courtesy of its diverse scenery. Although there are many attractions that should not be missed while on tour in Sri Lanka, here are the eight most spectacular. 1.  Sigiriya Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site This rock fortress […]

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Living in Dubai: Around and About the BurJuman Neighbourhood

Living in Dubai: Around and About the BurJuman Neighbourhood

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014 |

Dubai is a relatively new city that is still expanding and changing. With a growing city comes new residential projects and neighbourhoods, and Dubai is quite well-known for ongoing developments in this regard, along with all the crazy construction and commercial ventures. I live in Bur Dubai, one of the city’s older, central regions. My […]

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Worldwide Tipping Guide: Tips for Tipping Around the World

Worldwide Tipping Guide: Tips for Tipping Around the World

[ 0 ] January 8, 2014 |

For those of you who love to travel but can’t quite figure out if tipping is customary in the city you’re visiting, you’ll definitely appreciate our quick tipping guide. With the help of my fellow Sages, here are some tipping pointers that will make your trip less stressful and confusing. Australia:  Casual dining – Tipping is […]

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Indian Delicacies in Dubai

Indian Delicacies in Dubai

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013 |

No trip is complete without digesting the gastronomical delights of a place. Dubai is often associated with shopping, crazy buildings and fancy cars, and it should be, but few think of this city as a place that can please one’s palette. And this desert land certainly has a bountiful offering of eats. As the city […]

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Full Belly, Clear Mind in Rajasthan, India

Full Belly, Clear Mind in Rajasthan, India

[ 0 ] November 15, 2013 |

The colorful culture of India is easily recognizable, identifiable by textures, smells, sights, and sounds that are at once exotic and enticing. This national culture shifts and sways as you travel across the country, creating regional distinctions in music, food, dress, and lifestyle; as well as language and religion. No matter where you are in […]

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The Hot and Fleeting Relationship of Sydney

The Hot and Fleeting Relationship of Sydney

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013 |

Ahhhhh, Sydney. Sydney is that really good-looking guy, who is really inconvenient, that you never get over. Sydney is breathtaking, whether you’re walking the pristine coastline, watching the sun go down from Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, or enjoying one of the many views from the harbor itself on a ship. It merits a trip halfway around […]

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The Do’s of Dubai

The Do’s of Dubai

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013 |

Tom Cruise has been there, done that, and you’ve seen him at it: dangling from the world’s tallest building—the Burj Khalifa—as a massive sandstorm hurtles his way. While I do not recommend performing such feats, achieving an exhilarating escapade in Dubai is certainly no mission impossible. Outdoor Adventures As the commercial capital and coastal cosmopolis […]

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