The East is steeped in fascinating culture, with many Asian countries having deep spiritual roots. According to Touropia, Asia is the birthplace of most of the world’s mainstream religions and beliefs, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Taoism. It comes as no surprise that the continent has the highest concentration of temples, which have attracted pilgrims and travelers alike for hundreds of years.
It has been exactly one year since we left on our long-term travel journey. In this period, we already had the time of our lives and we had several crazy experiences along the way. From sleeping on a military base to looking inside an active volcano, find out our best travel experiences of the last year!
Asia is a big, fascinating continent with a lot of interesting cultures, traditions, and people. Most of you heard some crazy things like the fact that you can buy a can of fresh air in China or that people in Thailand eat fried insects. Well, here are ten interesting and fun facts about Asia that you probably haven’t heard before!
From the bustling city to the calmness of the countryside in just two hours of traveling. The diversity in its geographical landscapes, the great (and sometimes bizarre) food and the culture of China appealed us already for a long time. Traveling through this country first looked difficult because of the language barrier, the extreme difference in culture and the overpopulation. But it was a great experience! It became our starting point for our travels around Asia because it was the perfect way to indulge ourselves in the Asian cultures and their way of life. When we arrived in Hong Kong and started planning our itinerary, we didn’t found any useful information online on what to choose as our next destination with Hong Kong as our starting point. That’s why we want to share our one month itinerary with you, so you can get to see some of the coolest things that China has to offer!
Hong Kong became our starting point of our Southeast Asia trip, and it became one of our most favorite travel destinations. It’s a blend of East and West and is the perfect way to get into the vibe of East Asia. Hong Kong doesn’t need to be expensive, you can camp for free on a secluded beach, eat in the the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant, do some lovely hikes and even win money at the horse races! There are a thousand things to do in Hong Kong, so here are our 15 coolest things to do in the city that won’t break your budget!