One of the best things about being a travel-phile based in Asia is the sheer number of destinations that are within easy reach and yet, despite their geographical proximity, each one is a world away from the next when it comes to culture, language and topography. While there is nothing wrong with craving for a touch of romance in Paris, savouring delectable cuisine in Rome or partying all night long in Ibiza, one of the best advice I can offer to travellers who are fortunate enough to call Asia their home is to look nearer, rather than farther, for their next big adventure.
There’s so much more to discover beyond the well-traversed cities of Hong Kong, Bangkok, Taipei or Tokyo. As we approach another new year, consider adding these offbeat locales to your travel bucket list.
Luang Prabang, Laos