The traveler’s trail around Asia is rather well trod. Whether you’re being called a farang (Thailand), waeguk (Korea) or laowai (China), you – the foreigner – are nothing new to the locals. A source of income and at times even intrigue, there are undoubtedly some elements of authenticity and intimacy that can be lacking at some of the better-known destinations.
If your ideal Asian escape doesn’t include chili-free meals for foreign palates, guesthouses run by fellow gwalios or aggravating scores of singlet-clad heathens, you might want to consider one of these five (relatively) untapped Asian destinations...
Read my full article at Société Perrier and check out some of my personal travel photos below...
There’s no one place that must be visited in Myanmar – a country of undisturbed beauty, great mystery, and incalculable kindness – the once-shuttered nation is perhaps the last frontier of unfettered and authentic travel in the region... Read More
|Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay|
|Temple in Bagan|
|Shwegadon Pagoda in Yangon|
Phu Quoc, Vietnam:
The largest island in Vietnam is not an unpopular destination for locals, however it’s less of a bustling destination for foreign beachcombers – flocking to east coast hubs like Nha Trang or Mui Ne... Read More
Two tiny tropical paradises off Malaysia’s northeast coast in the South China Sea, it’s hard to believe islands so pure and picturesque still exist... Read More
|Dusk at Coral Bay, Perhentian Kecil|
|Fire Dancer at Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil|
Malapasqua Island, Philippines:
A miniscule island in the Visayan Sea provides one of those bite-your-lip-and-hope-that-it’s-real moments when you arrive on its sandy shore... Read More
Si Phan Don (Four Thousand Islands), Laos:
Looking for the island life in landlocked Laos? Si Phan Don, more popularly referred to as the Four Thousand Islands is a riverine archipelago in the Mekong River at the southern tip of the country... Read More