Posts Categorized: Asia

China with Grant

I had been to China once before on an organized fam trip, over ten years ago, but my partner had China high up on his bucket list, so it seemed like a good time for a return visit. While Shanghai and Beijing remained on the “must see” list, we also spent some time in Guilin and Xian, two cities I hadn’t visited previously. December turned out to be a good month for our trip, as the crowds were sparse, and the weather was mostly fine. Read More...

Japan with Igor

Japan turned out to be one of the best countries I've ever visited outside of Canada. Clean, efficient (everything runs on schedule), superior service and friendliness of people no matter where you are. There are so many fascinating places to visit that even the whole year in Japan may not be enough to fully explore and appreciate everything this unique country has to offer. Read More...

Boracay with Vanora

As expected (and warned), Boracay has been developed immensely since my only previous visit, over 10 years ago.

While it injects energy and excitement, I can understand why many wish it was more pristine and less commercialized. Still, there’s no denying the island, its surrounding turquoise waters, and the fierce sunset that graces the horizon every evening, are breathtakingly beautiful.

The powder white sand beach is now divided into 3 distinct areas:
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Vietnam with Grant

Vietnam surprised me with beautiful countryside, friendly and helpful people, a broad variety of cuisine, and exceptional value for money. The very small section of the country we visited whetted our appetite to see more. Read More...

Singapore with Manya

Singapore is a small island country of 682 square kilometers, and one of the most populated countries in the world. The majority of the population is of Chinese ancestry, the rest of the population is mainly Malays and Indians. The official language is English, but Malay, Mandarin and Tamil is also spoken. Read More...

Malaysia with Manya

Capital City of Malaysia is also known as KL. Malaysia recently celebrated 50 years of independence, and banners and flags can be seen in every window and corner of the country. The official language is Malay, but English is spoken everywhere. Read More...

Malaysia with Brent

A very vibrant and busy city! Very affordable shopping. KL has the most unique architecture I have ever seen. There is a lot of construction, and new residential areas are being created by the government in hopes of expanding the population substantially. Massage therapy is extremely popular and very inexpensive. Read More...

Japan with Vanora

I cannot say enough about the people - friendly, polite, gentle, gracious, considerate and helpful even though English is not widely spoken. Even during rush hour, when the subways are filled with a sea of people, there is no chaos; no shoving or yelling Read More...

Japan with Grant

Our journey to Japan was very enlightening and, in addition to the interesting sights, it was a pleasure to visit such a hassle-free country where tidiness and manners are given the utmost importance, everything works, including every vending machine and every public washroom, and there are plenty of both Read More...

China with Vanora

China is the third largest country in the world, and there is so much to discover. Beijing and Shanghai are must see-cities. They are safe and surprisingly clean. Great food everywhere. Overall the people are friendly, although English is not widely spoken. Read More...