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Asia

True travel stories set in countries throughout Asia, from Myanmar to India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and beyond. Discover what it’s like to travel in the world’s most populous continent. Submit your own travel writing if you have a story to tell!

Asia
April 13, 2021

Travel Panic in Pudu

Overwhelmed by the noise and chaos of Kuala Lumpur, a novice traveler must decide whether to push on with her journey, or retreat to the familiar. This story forms part…
AsiaReunions
February 20, 2021

The Jeweled Lotus

A thief unwittingly stirs up memories of a distant past. This story, spanning oceans and generations, is the winner of the Reunions travel writing competition. At the end of the…
Asia
July 19, 2020

A New Devil

An unusual New Year's celebration in northern Thailand offers a traveler a chance to reflect on the "devils" that haunt us, no matter where we go. “Habits of mind and…
Asia
June 30, 2020

Following the Panj

An ancient river separates Tajikistan from Afghanistan. Here, a solo traveler hitches a ride, and swaps stories with locals who live on the edge of the former Soviet Union. The…
Asia
April 29, 2020

The Gates of Hell

In the desert of one of most politically repressive countries in the world, a traveler gazes upon a famous, undying fire that has burned against all odds for nearly 50…