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5 Outdoor Adventures in Yangshuo and Guilin

Yangshuo bike tour

Visitors to China tend to focus on the major metropolitan centers of Beijing and Shanghai, areas that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the country. Located in southern China, Yangshuo and the greater city of Guilin offer visitors a different side of China. With a pristine landscape crossed by the Li and Dragon Rivers and […]

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June 6, 2012 by | Comments Off on 5 Outdoor Adventures in Yangshuo and Guilin

Top Things to Do in Japan

Editor’s Note: We asked Cheryn for her top things to do in Japan, Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond for travelers planning a trip to Japan. This is her reply.

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June 1, 2012 by | 47 Comments

Thailand on $20 a Day


Traveling in Thailand today is a far cry from the days when you could get a picture-perfect bungalow on a white-sand beach for less than two dollars a night. Accommodation, transport, food and drink have all risen in price, and many visitors find their baht doesn’t go as far as they had hoped. All the […]

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May 7, 2012 by | Comments Off on Thailand on $20 a Day

Meet Private Guide Jitendra in New Delhi!


Meet Jitendra Kumar Sharma, one of Viator’s local experts in New Delhi (and a highly rated licensed tour guide you’ll find at Viator Private Tour Guides).

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April 24, 2012 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Guide Jitendra in New Delhi!

The 5 Strangest Attractions in Asia

Pyongyang Restaurant

For those who are not amused by the gleaming mountain tops of China’s snowy Chogori Peak, the historic behemoth of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or the increasingly spectacular skyline of Kuala Lumpur, there are other reasons to visit Asia than the everyday destinations that bring in millions upon millions of tourists every year.

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April 12, 2012 by | Comments Off on The 5 Strangest Attractions in Asia

8 Amazing Cultural Experiences in Japan

Sumo wrestling

Japan’s unique cultural mix of ancient traditions and fast evolving modern subcultures makes it an exceptionally interesting place to visit. This is a country where you can spend the afternoon at an elegant historical tea ceremony and the evening at a loud, blinking internet cafe and come away with an understanding of two important aspects […]

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April 2, 2012 by | Comments Off on 8 Amazing Cultural Experiences in Japan

Top Places in Vietnam That Are Not Hanoi or Saigon

Nha Trang

Sure, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) are spectacular, but there’s much more to Vietnam than just those two destinations. Vietnam is filled to the brim with exotic sandy beaches, untapped cultural landmarks and all the rural culture you can handle, from the absolutely stunning beaches and growing nightlife of Nha Trang, to the […]

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March 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top Things to Do in Hong Kong

Hong Kong reminds me of urban landscapes from cyberpunk novels. It’s all grime and glitz with narrow, twisting alleyways the color of sepia, mile-high concrete block buildings, and mirrored office towers, all bursting from a motley skyline of a billion neon signs. It’s eclectic, fast paced, stylish and modern –- but even so, there are […]

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March 27, 2012 by | 6 Comments

Five of the Most Beautiful Temples in Southeast Asia

Wat Rong Khun

Southeast Asia has many advantages that make it an ideal destination for international travelers. For one thing, the warm weather makes many of its exotic beaches a prime location. In the cities and on the road, it is also extremely affordable and the big attractions are mostly surrounded by accommodations for any budget. Then, of […]

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March 26, 2012 by | 4 Comments

[PHOTOS] What to Do With Two Weeks in Malaysia

Malaysia beach

Malaysia is made up of two areas of land separated by over 800km across the South China Sea. Peninsula Malaysia with its 11 states, which borders Thailand to the north and Singapore to the south, and Borneo Malaysia with its two states of Sarawak and Sabah and shares the island with Indonesia to the south […]

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March 19, 2012 by | Comments Off on [PHOTOS] What to Do With Two Weeks in Malaysia