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Interesting tourist towns in China

China’s geographical diversity is stunning: Himalayan mountains, lush tropical forests, ancient ruins, space-age mega-cities with all the trimmings, chilled out stoner zones and world-class trekking routes.

Nanjing City Guide

A look at one of China’s most pleasant cities: a vibrant student town with rich culture, lively foreign community and first-class infrastructure. Nanjing’s international feel and brilliant cultural heritage makes it one of China’s top cities for long-term expats.

First time to Sihanoukville: beach orientation

Cambodia’s seaside resort town is gritty, seedy and under heavy construction. Tranquility and untouched beauty remains, but takes some effort. This post gives a broad overview of the region for first-time visitors. Get your head around the lay of the land and then choose your adventure.

Introduction to Cambodia

As a tourist destination, Cambodia can offer temples, beaches and city life. As an expat enclave, Cambodia offers a cheap destination with easy long-term visas and a laid back tropical lifestyle. Get a sweeping view of the country for both tourist and living purposes.

Introduction to China

China offers a wide range of breathtaking landscapes: subtropical jungles, vast deserts, Himalayan mountains and space-age mega-cities; each with diverse peoples and traditions. Prepare for your adventure with this comprehensive guide that provides a great head-start on navigating the Middle Kingdom.

Asia stories

The Secret Canadian Embassy in Phnom Penh

There once was a Canadian Embassy in Phnom Penh, but it closed in 2009. In 2015, a new Embassy was built inside the Phnom Penh British Embassy, but with all the new construction, they forgot to publicise access information for Canadians needing consular assistance in Cambodia. Keep reading for the details you need.

Mystical Places to Power Up in Asia

Ancient Hindu texts written 5,000 years ago suggest that there are many paths to salvation, and each person is responsible for finding the one that suits them best. Check out three key areas in Asia to tap into ancient mysticism for sake of personal betterment.

Dangerous Realities in Southeast Asia for Expats

Expatriating to Asia is a dream for many, but the gritty realities of life (and death) may come as a shock. Michael Batson pulls back the veil to look at fatal outcomes and death by misadventures along the Southeast Asia expat trail.

Apocalypse Now: Predictions from the Kali Yuga

Written in the Bhagavata Purana is a list of predictions that signal the end of times - the Apocalypse, or age of Kali Yuga. The predictions focus on the collapse of abundance, morality and society. During implosion, some remain blissfully unaware. Others watch the...

How to Make Money as a Nomadic Expat

The Asia employment landscape for foreign workers is always changing. This report provides a sweeping look at the state of employment opportunities for expats in Asia in 2014. Note that the info is outdated – this article is for archival reference only.

Life-altering benefits enjoyed by expats in Asia

This post is about the benefits of immersing in Eastern cultures, as an outsider. Expatriating to Asia offers a viable opt out of a consumer lifestyle into one with greater room for self-definition. A broad look at the intrinsic benefits that a move to Asia can bring.