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Vietnam - a cultural wonderland

By Gary Pearson

I had this preconceived notion, having just spent a week in Bangkok, of what awaited as I made my final descent into Vietnam, Thailand’s more regimented and orderly neighbour. 62 more words

Intrepid Travel

Occupy Central

By now I’m sure you’re aware of what’s happening in Hong Kong – news and images of the pro-democracy protests have spread across the world (unless of course you happen to live in mainland China where any mention of the events are heavily censored by the state). 344 more words

Places

Obama Most Militaristic President US Has Ever Seen

Barak Obama placed Russia second on the list of new global dangers, with ISIS coming in third. What kind of rhetoric is that and why would the US President opt to revive the Cold War customs? 1,869 more words

Americas

Saving The World With Apps

This year Open Garden’s Firechat smartphone app debuted at Burning Man. Although it was just another of dozens of uses for smartphones at the festival, it seems its peer-to-peer networking may become the foundation infrastructure of an “Asian Spring” political revolution. 312 more words

2014

Mount Ontake death toll estimated at 48

On September 27th, Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupted, killing what is now presumed to be 48. Efforts to recover the bodies have been thwarted due to the current volatile nature of the mountain. 156 more words

Current Events

Taiwan- Kaohsiung City

Taiwan is one of the countries that never crossed my mind to visit before this year. I was lucky enough to be able to join my boyfriend and his whole family on a 16 day vacation. 792 more words

Travel

30-Minute Asian Meals: 250 Quick, Tasty & Healthy Recipes from Around Asia buy

30-Minute Asian Meals: 250 Quick, Tasty & Healthy Recipes from Around Asia

30-Minute Asian Meals: 250 Quick, Tasty & Healthy Recipes from Around Asia. If you looking for 30-Minute Asian Meals: 250 Quick, Tasty & Healthy Recipes from Around Asia. 117 more words