mid-autumn festival

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

Sometimes called the Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of China’s biggest holidays. It’s celebrated late September or early October and has roots in the Shang dynasty tradition of worshipping the moon. Moon Cakes One of the most common traditions associated with the Moon Festival involves making and eating mooncakes: sweet round cakes which […]

Kuala Lumpur

One day in Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

What to do if you only have one day in Kuala Lumpur? Plenty! With only one day, you can still make the most of the opportunity to see this vibrant city’s many sights and sounds. Here’s a list of the city’s must-visit attractions. Batu Caves The Batu Caves are one of the most famous attractions [...]

The story behind the Qi Xi festival

Falling on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, the Qi Xi festival – also known as the Double Seventh Festival – is in China what Valentine’s Day is to western countries. Because of the legend behind the festival, it is often associated with the meaning of great romance. The legend of Qi Xi [...]

Don’t miss out on these 5 things in Laos (Part 2)

Can’t get enough of Laos? We neither. That’s why we wrote another blog on what you should check out when you’re in Laos. Here we go! Si Pha Don Si Pha Don – also known as “The Four Thousand Islands” – is a group of islands in the Mekong River. It’s the place where the [...]

Let’s celebrate Phi Ta Khon!

Have you ever heard about Phi Ta Khon? No? Maybe about the Ghost Festival? Also not? Well, Phi Ta Khon is the name for a group of festivals held in Dan Sai, Loei Province and Isan in Thailand. The date for the festival is being selected by the town’s ghost mediums. The story behind Phi [...]

Don’t miss out on these 5 things in Laos (part 1)

Laos is often overlooked in favor of its neighbors. But this charming country with its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterfalls is a dream destination for travelers. Are you going to Laos this year? Don’t miss out on these 5 things. Luang Prabang The ancient town of Luang Prabang, situated in the north of [...]

Celebrate Bun Bang Fai aka the Rocket Festival

In May, people throughout Thailand and Laos, celebrate Bun Bang Fai, also known as the Rocket Festival. It’s a ceremony traditionally practiced near the beginning of the rainy season and is believed to bring the rains so that rice planting can begin.   Large bamboo rockets are built and decorated by monks and villagers and [...]

Don’t leave Thailand without tasting these dishes

Thai cuisine is amazing: the choices are endless. Here are some tasty dishes you need to try while visiting in Thailand! Sit back, unbutton your pants and give your taste buds a luxurious treatment. Pad Thai (Thai style Fried Noodles) Pad Thai doesn’t need an introduction. There are a lot of variations on this dish, but [...]

5 Southeast Asian islands you need to visit

Asia is blessed with the most beautiful islands in the world, and every island has its own features that will blow you away. We’ve narrowed it down for you. Time to explore!  Palawan – The Philippines Palawan is a hidden piece of paradise, located in the Philippines. It is known for its crystal blue waters [...]

The Qingming Festival

The Qingming Festival is a traditional festival celebrated in China, Singapore and Malaysia. You might know it as ‘Tomb-sweeping day’ or ‘Ancestors’ day’, a day when people honor their deceased ancestors. But it’s also a day to celebrate spring, and all the beauty that comes with it. Qingming is proceeded by the Cold Food Festival, […]

6 blogs on Asia you need to follow

Asia is a popular travel destination for people all around the world. But traveling to a new and different country isn’t always that easy. Blogs can help you get the most up-to-date and honest information about a destination, as well as unique and relatable stories from fellow travelers. These 6 blogs on Asia will help [...]

5 Romantic things to do in Phuket

What better place for a romantic getaway then Phuket? Are you traveling with your love, but you’re not the most romantic person in the world? If inspiration is all you need, then look no further. Seaside romantic dinners in the candlelight Doesn’t that sound amazingly romantic? If Phuket and the beautiful sunset doesn’t make you [...]

What is the Holi Festival?

Holi is a Hindu Festival that marks the arrival of spring. It’s widely known as the Festival of Colour and takes place over two days, starting on Purnima (Full Moon Day). The festival signifies the victory of good over evil and is a celebration of fertility, colour and love. Holi is celebrated in India, Malaysia […]