Tagged Asia

Travail and Travel: Misadventures in Cappadocia

The sky is darkening gradually as the pale pink sun drifts slowly toward the horizon. The climb is beginning to wear on us and I give her a look of disdain as she stops to rest, even as my own heart is beating a feverish patter. Behind us, the fairy chimneys are beginning to come…

Become an Expert in Bargaining

If you’ve travelled through Asia or South America, you will have undoubtably found yourself in a place where bargaining was necessary. It’s a way of life in many regions of the world and you wont be able to buy anything without going through the process, unless of course, you feel like getting ripped off all…

Taiwan: Introducing Oolong (Wulong) (Wu Long) Tea

After having spent many years living in Taiwan, you grow to learn a lot about one of the most prized teas of the country. Oolong. Not as critically acclaimed abroad, this tea is by far one of the most celebrated teas in Taiwan. The best place to put Oolong is somewhere between Green Tea (minimally…

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

  Siem Reap as a city is essentially in place as a conduit for visiting the nearby wonder of Angkor Wat. Upon arrival in the city of Siem Reap head first to the Night Market district, a bustling hub of accommodation, restaurants and bars situated neatly beside, you guessed it, the night market. One street…