Category: Asia & Pacific

Best Districts to Visit in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo never leaves much to be desired, you can find just about anything you can imagine in this city. From fascinating places to eat, to trendy shopping, to world-famous markets, Tokyo, Japan will never bore. […]

Geisha, Maiko and Geiko, What is the Difference?

Geisha, maiko and geiko may seem like complex ideas from Japanese culture but we are going to break down what each of them mean and give you the knowledge to impress your friends and other […]

The Shinto Shrine of Fushimi Inari-Taisha in Kyoto, Japan

The incredible Fushimi Inari-Taisha is located in the southern part of Kyoto, Japan and is an important Shinto Shrine dedicated to Inari, the god of rice. The shrine sits at the bottom of Inari Mountain […]

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 […]