Of all the countries I’ve visited, those in Asia are the ones that keep drawing me back more than any other.

From the beautiful beaches of Thailand and Vietnam to the jungles and historic ruins of Cambodia, the bustling cities and towering mountains of Nepal to the tea plantations of Sri Lanka, there’d be so many reasons to visit even if the food was terrible.

Hint: the food is not terrible. I could live exclusively on the incredible street food in most of these countries for months at a time, and that’s without even setting foot inside any of the exceptional restaurants.

Throw in fascinating cultures, huge diversity, and low travel costs across much of the continent, and it’s no wonder that Asia continues to draw travelers by the millions.

Young man with backpack in SE Asia

25 Tips for Backpacking Around Southeast Asia

25 tips for backpacking around Southeast Asia, from tuk-tuks to temples and everything in between.

Slipping and sliding around the Kwang Si falls

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Water and wheels on the Bolaven Plateau

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Angkor Wat

Making the most of the temples of Angkor

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Volunteering in Svay Rieng

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Floating market in Mekong Delta

The Floating Markets of Can Tho

Heading to Vietnam's Mekong Delta? It's well worth checking out the floating markets in Can Tho.

Boys, beers and bikes in Vietnam

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My stupid mistake: Lost and found in Nha Trang

On the list of dumb things to do while travelling, losing your passport has to rank pretty close to the...

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