Category: Asia & Pacific

Marching Back in Time in Xi’an, China

The incredible archaeological site of the Terracotta Warriors is an unforgettable experience. Here you will view more than 7,000 life-sized soldiers, horses and chariots sculpted in clay. Each of the soldiers have unique facial expressions […]

Traditions of Tea in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tea is an important part of the culture in many countries and Vietnam is no exception. While less strict than the rules of tea ceremonies in China, Vietnam has a tea culture all their own. […]

Tranquil Settings in Shanghai, China’s Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden stands out as a highlight in this city beaming with extraordinary sights and places you must see. This garden includes all the elements that a typical classical Chinese garden should have; ponds, halls, pavilions cloisters and rockeries.

Uzbekistan: Central Asia’s Magnificent Center of Culture and History

“Yol boisin.” It’s an Uzbek saying that may well date back to the days of the Silk Road, when traders departed along crude desert and mountain byways carting spices, perfumes, jewels and textiles to far-off […]

Uzbekistan’s Silk Road Cities

For more than 2,000 years, camel caravans laden with textiles, jewels, spices and countless other coveted trinkets traversed the Silk Road between the Mediterranean and China. Harsh deserts and rugged mountains made for exhausting journeys, […]

The Majestic, Magnificent Madrasa

To the Muslims of Uzbekistan, the madrasa is one of the most important cultural institutions in daily life. You need only look as far as their grand and glorious entranceways—enormous gate-like portals (called “iwan”) lined […]

Uzbek Cuisine: A Primer

The cuisine of Uzbekistan has a lot in common with the food of the rest of Central Asia. Indeed, it shares much of its heritage with neighboring countries, thanks to their similar agricultural resources. To […]

Nature and Architecture Converge at Ta Prohm in Siem Reap, Cambodia

You may recognize Ta Prohm as one of the settings for the Tomb Raider movies with Angelina Jolie. You will understand why this place was chosen as a unique setting upon arrival. This temple is a […]

The Ornate Temple of Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple, is located in Chiang Rai, Thailand and is one of the most unique destinations in Southeast Asia. The temple is a place of worship and is covered in […]

New Zealand and Australia: Rich Culture Amid Show-Stopping Beauty

If your idea of the most rewarding journey is equal parts enriching culture and magnificent natural beauty, then the Lands Down Under are for you. Utterly fascinating, wholly engaging, and jaw-droppingly gorgeous, New Zealand and […]