Confession time: I'm a cheap traveler. So cheap, in fact, that I will sometimes stay overnight in the airport to save money on accommodation, if I have a flight that arrives late at night. Luckily, Southeast Asia has some of the best airports in the world, whether you're bunking out until morning or just passing through for a few hours. My article on ThaHoliday.com introduces what I consider to be S.E. Asia's four best airports. Happy flying!
I love traveling through Malaysia--friendly people, great food, and interesting sites. One place I've returned to often is Penang. In this article on ThaHoliday.com I outline five fun things to do there. Happy traveling!
Southeast Asia has about a gazillion beautiful flowers (OK, that's an exaggeration--but not by much). In this ThaHoliday.com article I profile a few of these blooms that have cultural significance in the region.
The great city of K.L. Image by Khalzuri.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, has long been a favorite of mine for stopovers when traveling through Asia. I've written a guest post for ThaHoliday.com outlining 10 of the best things to do in K.L. Enjoy!
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Visiting the doctor when you're overseas can be a frightening--or interesting--experience. This week on Novel Adventurers we're writing about traditional medicines and treatments, and I narrate my first visit to a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Please stop by!
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Shopping malls are a curious thing. Before I moved to Asia, I had thought them to be a very American icon. While cities in Europe had malls, they weren't town focal points. Asia, however, now does shopping malls better--and bigger--than any I've ever experienced in the US. This week on Novel Adventurers, we're writing about shopping around the world, and I take a look at the vast popularity of Asian shopping malls. Please stop by and take a look! Here's the link.
This week on Novel Adventurers, I write about why I love taking river cruises, and why the Yangtze River cruise is one of the best river-related activities in Asia. Click here to read the post, and while you're there, I'd love it if you left a comment.
Today on the Novel Adventurers we're writing about cross cultural influences. I took a look back at a few crazy Christmases I spent crowd watching in China. While Christmas is a family affair for most Americans, in China people like to celebrate outside, almost like a street carnival.
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Beth is an American freelance writer who has lived in Europe and Asia since 2003. She grew up on a sailboat and, though now a landlubber, still enjoys a peripatetic life. She writes articles and suspense about travel, expatriate living, and many other topics.