Travelling in Asia is an eye opening and exciting adventure in anyone’s book; the mountains, the beaches, the people… it’s about as far away from life in the UK as you can get, it’s travelling in its most raw form.
For many a traveller, no trip to the world’s largest continent would be complete without sampling the local cuisine, and the best place to do this? The street.
Street carts reign supreme in much of Asia, and here our top tips for some of the slightly less well known, but totally delicious, dishes for you to try on your next Asian adventure!
Singapore stands tall as one of the most unique and fascinating cities in, not only Asia, but the world.
It’s a melting pot of Asian influence, from all corners of the continent, so you know what that means… a huge and wildly varied array of cuisines to choose from and try. Cuisine is taken very seriously in here and but that’s not the only experience to get excitied about – everything is an adventure here, even something as simple as a ride on the subway can provide you with a photo opportunity!
Singapore screams indulgence, excess and a damn good time. There’s so much to do in this spectacular city that you may find your budget runs out long before your energy does! Here’s our pick of the top five things to do in this fantastic city-state.
Malaysia is often overlooked by first time travellers in favour of its more famous neighbours Thailand and Singapore. But scratch the surface of this intriguing country and you’ll find fascinating cultures and traditions alongside unique wildlife and some damn good food too! So take the road (slightly) less travelled and discover all that Malaysia has to offer.
Happy Friday! And, happy Ask the Experts day! It’s the blog post where we take a question sent in by one of our STA Travel Blog readers and put it to our hard working Travel Experts to answer right here! If you have a question you’d like to ask our Experts then email us now and we’ll put it to them very soon!
But for now, it’s back to this week and Sian from Bath has sent in a question related to her upcoming travels in Southeast Asia. What would you like to know Sian?
Hi, I’m going to Southeast Asia next month for 3 months (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia), what are your top 5 must do things/places to see while I’m there please? Sian, Bath
Oooooooh great question! Let’s see what advice our Travel Experts Amy and Claire have for you Sian…
Angkor Wat is one of the most spectacular sights in Southeast Asia and both our Experts agree it's not to be missed.
The islands of Thailand are Mother Nature’s triumph, little drops of heaven right here on earth. Each one has its own personality and its own character, meaning that you’ll definitely fall in love with at least one of them, and it will probably differ from your travel mate’s.
But that’s the beauty of it. Well, actually it’s not. The beauty of it is quite literally the sparkling waters that surround long golden sandy beaches, thick jungles bursting with wildlife and colour, fresh coconut cocktails and friendly locals. The islands of Thailand are like no other place on earth, so we’re giving them a massive High Five and are attempting to choose just five for this list. It’s going to be tough…
The Islands of Thailand are some of the most beautiful places in the world.