Eating sushi in Japan
02 Nov 2015

Eating sushi in Japan

A trip to Japan won’t be complete and satisfying if one doesn’t try the local cuisine. The meek and mild-mannered type of travelers will surely stick to what they know. But it’s also nice to live a little, so to speak, and try things that are outside of your comfort zone. And the best example to test that zone is to try sushi while staying...

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Monkey Banquet Festival
28 Oct 2015

Monkey Banquet Festival

Leave it to the people in the Land of Smiles to make thousands of tourists grin in the middle of monkey business. Confused? Don’t be. Head over to Lopburi, about 150 kilometers up north of Bangkok in Thailand for the annual Monkey Banquet Festival. Here’s a picture of what happens. Imagine a thousand (or two, even three!) monkeys of the macaque type (those medium-sized adorable...

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8 Asian destinations for Hollywood film locations
26 Oct 2015

8 Asian destinations for Hollywood film locations

If Asia loves Hollywood because of the grand filmic stories and majestic cinematic characters they supply us with, then Hollywood loves Asia back simply because the region is a great shooting location for these filmic and majestic Hollywood films. Due to the diversity in the terrain, its ability to double as another fictional location, not to mention the good labor support and cinematic sceneries, Asia...

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[October] Luang Festival and Trade Fair in Vientiane Capital
21 Oct 2015

[October] Luang Festival and Trade Fair in Vientiane Capital

One of the major festivals of the Southeast Asian Buddhist world could be found during late October or early November in the capital of Laos. This is called the That Luang Festival, mainly a religious festival which speaks of a deep reverence for history, culture, religion, and national pride for the people of Laos as well as their Greater Mekong Sub-Region neighbors like Thailand, Vietnam...

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Kpop tourism, music and merchandise
19 Oct 2015

Kpop tourism, music and merchandise

There’s no hiding the fact that the Korean Wave has hit the world. These days, the term “K-pop” is a common household term, and even your mother or grandmother knows that this term refers to the Korean style of popular music which samples local and western music, fusing it into danceable not-so-bubblegum type of tap-inducing beats. And these beats have different young hearts aflutter since...

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