If you are like me and have seen lots of Asia, but have still yet to see Myanmar, then this trip report’s for you. Read this 3,000 word trip report to find out why I had such good time in Yangon, Myanmar’s cultural epicenter. The city deserves more love!
I have mostly fond memories of my two trips to Phnom Penh – the cultural vibrancy, the laid-back vibes, the nightlife, the excellent foreign cuisine – the city was just such a cool place. But those trips were over five years ago, and both me and the city have surely changed a lot in that time. So can Phnom Penh still hold on to its former glory? Read this trip report to find out.
In part two of my Vietnam trip report, I find myself down south in Ho Chi Minh City for the third time in my life. I previously had mixed feelings about Vietnam’s largest city, so will anything change this time around over five years later? Read this trip report to learn my third impressions of Vietnam’s famous city in the south and just how it compares to its famous city in the north.
After a long five year hiatus, I’ve once again found myself in Vietnam. My two week trip starts in the capital of Hanoi, and then ends in the megacity of Saigon. Though I’ve been in the country twice before, it’s actually my first in Hanoi. Did I wait eight years too long to see Vietnam’s cultural capital, or is it just a visit once then never again kind of city? Read this trip report to find out what the former capital of French Indochina is really like in 2017.
Never assume you know a place until you’ve actually see it with your own eyes. I waited eight longs years to see Hong Kong, because I had always (falsely) assumed it wouldn’t fit my tastes. Read this 4,000 word trip report to learn why Hong Kong instantly went from zero to hero in my travel book.
Just when I was about to declare this year’s trip to Northeast China a giant flop, Shenyang came in to rescue my fleeting hope for the country. But what set Shenyang apart from neighboring Chinese cities like Changchun, Yanji, and Mudanjiang? How could it even be that much different? Read this trip report to find out what made Shenyang – the largest city in Northeast China – well worth a visit.
China can really be a hit-or-miss kinda country. At one city you could have the time of your life, whereas another makes you lose all faith in the country. This last February I unfortunately encountered another one of those lows, in Changchun of all places. Read this trip report to find out why the former capital of Manchukuo was such a letdown.
I took a three-day trip to Yanji, the capital of China’s autonomous ethnic-Korean prefecture, to see what an ethnic minority region in Northeast China looks like. Did I find myself surrounded by all things Korean, or was Yanji Just-Another-Han-City™? Read more to find out what a Chinese city right on the border with North Korea feels like.
What comes to your mind when you first think of Kaohsiung? Unless you’ve spent time in Taiwan, I’m guessing you’ve never even heard of it. Don’t worry, as I was once the same as you. I spent 7 days in Kaohsiung to get some answers, and this trip report is all about what I discovered in Taiwan’s second largest city. So was it worth a damn? Read to find out.
After giving Seoul a second chance six and a half years after my first visit, the city was quite a letdown. But all hope is not lost, as my trip is only half way over, and I have a whole ‘nother city to explore. Can Busan, South Korea’s second largest city located on the coast in the southeast, help redeem the country? I spent eight days in the seaside city to discover the answer to that very question. Read more to find out what I learned about “Dynamic Busan” and whether or not it’s worth stopping by.