Japan has long been a destination for any traveler dreaming of an excursion in Asia, where teeming mega-cities are offset by ancient temples, and provincial spa towns meet neatly cultivated farm regions and rugged wilderness. A Honshu road trip in Japan is the perfect way to see Japan. Continue Reading →
A travel tale of our journey from Tbilisi to the tiny mountain village of Kazbegi in the Caucasus Mountains, just a short 10km away from the Russian border. Continue Reading →
This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com. In the Xin Yi district of Taipei, home to the famous 101 skyscaper, immaculate residential mid-rises owned by the powerful and rich Taipei elite sit quietly amidst the buzz of one of the busiest intersections in the city. At any given time, one can catch a glimpse of young adult females in the windows of these flats and penthouses, cleaning Continue Reading →
Ava’s journey in Taipei ends and she discusses the changes after moving back home. Continue Reading →
A flash flood in Kota Kinabalu during rainy season in Borneo leaves motorists stranded on the road. Not us, though. My husband decides to drive through it! Continue Reading →
On my way to train station, I have a most unexpected adventure with a cab driver who performs a last random act of kindness in 2009. Continue Reading →
A tribute post to my grandmother, who passed away on November 9th, 2009. My Several Worlds would not be what it is today without my grandmother’s influence. Continue Reading →
Another short story about life in Taiwan from Lonely Planet Joshua Samuel Brown.
If you’re a last minute grocery shopper in Taipei City, you may notice in certain supermarkets a song playing over the public address system. The song plays in a loop, from about 30 minutes before closing until Continue Reading →
The ferry arrived at Haad Rin Nai Beach from Big Buddha at sunset. Legions of sybaritic party-lovers disembark three days before the first Full Moon Party of the year kicks off on Haad Rin Beach. This is Koh Phangan, island oasis for hippie backpackers looking for a good time. Continue Reading →
Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. Tourists will recognize this as James Bond Island, but locals know it as Ko Ping Kan. You guessed it. This is the island where Roger Moore and Christopher Lee filmed “The Man With The Golden Gun.” For more information, please visit Travel Thailand: James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay.