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Experience the sights, the sounds and, not least, the enticing smells of Asia. Here are a few Asia travel stories for you to enjoy.

Latest Asia travel stories

Day Out Bangkok: Royal Ayutthaya

I’m off to Thailand on Saturday, folks - and was reminded that I still haven't told you about a terrific Bangkok daytrip I took last time. The old Siamese capital Ayutthaya is only about 70 km north of the Thai capital, and easily reached by bus, train or boat.

By |11 May 2016|Daytrip, Thailand, UNESCO World Heritage|

12 Instagrams of Pyongyang

You know I like to visit the world's curious places. Here on Sophie's World we've presented a few cities and regions by Instagram - many of them a wee bit off the beaten track, such as Sofia, San Remo, Dar es Salaam, Tbilisi or Arctic Sweden. Well, things are about to get curiouser and curiouser around here. In fact, I [...]

By |16 September 2015|Magic of Cities, North Korea, Quirky corners, Travel photos|

A glimpse of Brunei

Welcome to a very curious place and a lesser-known national capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. We're in the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, the Abode of Peace. I live in a relatively small oil rich country, so it's always interesting to see how other oil-nations are similar – or different – from my own. Specifically bearing in mind that oil is a resource [...]

By |29 July 2015|Brunei Darussalam, Idle musings, Travel photos|

The Peranakan of Singapore

I'm writing this in the lobby of the wonderfully quirky Kam Leng hotel in Singapore, a country where I've been many times. It has always been a favourite stopover of ours, on the way to Australia or New Zealand or Bali. But for the very first time, I'm here without the girls, and I must say it feels a bit [...]

World at a Glance: Humayun’s Tomb

Like the Taj Mahal, Humayun's tomb is a property worthy of special protection. And like the Taj Mahal, it's a grave. And just as Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his late, much-loved wife, this tomb was built by Humayun's widow, Biga Begum, in memory of her late (and equally-loved, one must assume) husband. Taj Mahal may be [...]

Five reasons to visit Banaue in the Philippines

Today, I'd like to introduce you the two Polish travel bloggers behind eTramping. Agness and Cez have recently visited the Philippines and are keen to share the beauty of the rural areas, the little towns and villages. Here are five reasons to visit Banaue. The Philippines is a top travel destination in Asia. Main reasons? Wonderful white sand beaches, palm [...]

By |18 March 2014|Guest post, Lists, Philippines|

A day at the lake in Beijing

In 2002, Alex and I went to China to bring home our new daughter/sister. While waiting for all the paperwork to be finalised, we passed the time, about a week all in all, having a closer look at Beijing and surrounds. Luckily Cat was – and still is – an easy-going child. On the other hand, she was - and [...]

By |3 March 2014|Asia with kids, China, UNESCO World Heritage|

World at a Glance: Fare adjustment

Haven't paid sufficient fare for your transport? In Tokyo, you won't get a fine. Instead there's fare adjustment machines, or norikoshi seisan-ki. Usually, when you haven't paid sufficient fare (or any fare) - whether by mistake or on purpose - chances are, if you do get caught, you'll have to pay a fine; one which hurts your pocketbook (and possibly [...]

By |13 February 2014|Japan|

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