Posts Tagged“Asia”

The city of Hanoi is a hugely popular tourist spot with a thrumming and exciting atmosphere and a huge amount of sights and attractions for the intrepid traveller to voyage to and explore. It doesn’t matter if you’re coming through the city of Hanoi with your family, with friends or as part of a tour – you won’t be let down with the amount of incredible things to do and experience here. The incredible culture present here has been crafted in many ways by the French and Chinese influences that have played a role in this city’s development over the…

Photo by CC user joe-joe on Flickr Arriving to Indonesia via Jakarta? While many people transit through Indonesia’s capital city without spending time within its borders, there is much to see and do here. If you are planning on staying for several days before carrying on to places such as Yogya or Bali, it is important not to wait until you arrive in a destination to find accommodation, as Jakarta is such a sprawling (and occasionally chaotic) city. As such, we highly recommend that you arrange a reservation before arriving in Indonesia’s capital city. There are many places to choose from,…

With the dawn of 2016, more people than ever are giving the digital nomad lifestyle a try, and those that have been in the scene for some time are looking for fresh destinations from which to base themselves. Below, we will profile a few of the places that have attracted our attention this year. 1) Chiang Mai, Thailand While recommending Chiang Mai isn’t anything new or exciting in digital nomad circles, it makes the list for 2016 for the simple fact that remains the best place in the world for novices and veterans alike to settle for a few months.…

Ho Chi Minh City is known in Vietnam as Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh. This is the biggest city in Vietnam (and one of the biggest in Southeast Asia), as well as being its center of commerce. It is not, however, the capital, which is Hanoi. The city sits on the banks of the Saigon River, and most people still know it as Saigon, although it changed names in 1986. The city is truly unique, in as such that it has French empire architecture, Soviet housing blocks and modern commerce, including glitzy clubs and bars, flash hotels, fine restaurants and…

Pushing 25? Maybe you’re a mere few years from the big 3-0. Here at Get a First Life we say don’t sweat it. Instead, your focus should be on combating the chance of the dreaded ‘quarter-life crisis’ by ensuring you tick a few things – namely places – off your bucket list. Always wanted to go to Vegas? Do it. Maybe you’ve vowed to head to New York for a weekend’s sightseeing and shopping, spending all the money you’ve earned this summer in your temp job? Why ever not? While ever you have the time (and more importantly, the disposable…

Have you ever been trekking in Nepal before? If the answer is no, and if you’re an outdoor person who loves physical challenges, we will give you very compelling reasons to soon pack your rucksack and visit Nepal, the country having the most and the highest mountains in the world. We asked the site Trekbooking.Com, a trekking and climbing portal, about why people are going trekking in Nepal. They gave us the following 3 reasons: Great natural habitat The entire Northern part of Nepal is covered by the Himalayas, the world’s largest mountain range home to 9 of the 10…

When you picture great hiking trails around the world, the first things that come to mind are probably wide open spaces, steep mountains, or peaceful rainforests. There are, however, plenty of fantastic walks that can be enjoyed in the midst of cities across the globe, even the densely-populated ones you wouldn’t expect. If you love to explore a busy city on foot, or just like to stretch your legs and get your heart pumping while on holidays, you’ll be pleased to know that for many of the world’s top hikes, you don’t actually need to leave the metropolis. Read on…

One of the smallest countries in South East Asia is Brunei, nestled somewhere in between the Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia. However, despite its small size (which is sometimes smaller when compared to states and provinces found in other Asian and Western countries) it is known to be one of the richest countries in the world. This is mainly because of its huge deposits of gas and oil which is the country’s greatest and leading industry. However, those are not the only things which attract people, because the country’s tourism industry is also one that cannot be ignored. Brunei’s wealth…

Yamaguchi prefecture is located in the Island of Honshu, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Western Japan with its many attractions that encompasses culture, history and traditions. If you ever find yourself in this section of the country, be sure not to miss out on the following sights and activities, all of which will surely make your trip to Japan one great travelling experience. Culture, Traditions and Festivals Japanese culture is popular for a lot of things, and if you visit Yamaguchi, you’re bound to enjoy and experience most of them. Taking part in an authentic Japanese…

Batangas is a lovely province in the Philippines just south of the capital Manila. The province and capital city Batangas is known for its diving spot and a starting point to see many islands, regions, and beaches. The places around Batangas have much significant historical and cultural background. As a first class province, you won’t feel too far from home in terms of amenities. Batangas offers a wide array of utilities such as unexpectedly strong internet connections as well as great resort experiences. So although you’ll get the Asian island experience you are looking for, you won’t be left in…