Asia

By Transitions Abroad | Articles on immersion travel, work, teaching, volunteering, study, and living in countries across Asia.

Why I Travel

The Impact of Exploring the World<p>Desk globe. Photo by PIRO4D.<p>When I was a kid growing up in post-war Amsterdam, we had a small desk globe at home …

The Guide to Teaching English and Living in South Korea

Own Your ESL Adventure<p><b>Article and Photos by Tom Gates</b><br>9/12/2016<p>Have you heard that you can go live in South Korea and get paid to do so? The main …

ESL

A Guide to Living in Bali

1-Way Tickets To Bali: A Guide To Life 8° South<p><i>By Julie C. Trubkin</i> <br>9/12/2016<p><i>A 1-way ticket is as romantic as it is frightening</i>. Two years after …

Travel

Moving to and Living in Cambodia

Moving to Cambodia<p>Stepping Off the Treadmill<p><b>Article and photos by Gabrielle Yetter</b><br>9/12/2016<p>Phnom Penh's riverfront.<p>Stepping from the airport terminal …

Bhutan’s Paro Tshechu Festival

An Expression of Gross National Happiness in the Land of the Thunder Dragon<p>Paro festival: dancer with hand bells.<p>When the 4th king of Bhutan, Jigme …

Teaching English in Bangkok

The Guide to Finding Work Fast in a Laid Back Culture<p><b>By Ian Moore</b><br>Published 5/2016<p>The Grand Palace in Bangkok.<p>My hands were glued to my head in …

Jungle Karma: How a Blind Musician in Cambodia Taught Me to See

One of many land mine warning signs in Cambodia.<p>Considered useless by the authoritarian regime, he was taken in by a kindly Oma (an older lady, …

A Guide to Living and Teaching in Pusanm South Korea

A Guide to Living and Teaching in Pusan, South Korea<p><b>Article and photos by Ian Moore</b><p>Hae-Dong Temple near Pusan, Korea.<p>Slowly breathe in then slowly …

Sunrise and Ruin in Gorkha, Nepal

<b>Sunrise and Ruin in Gorkha, Nepal</b><p><i>Article and photos by Ellie Walsh</i><p>In Nepal, post-earthquake, with vehicle and experienced driver.<p>The sound of my name …

Earthquakes

Bali: Chickens, Roosters and Rujak in Paradise

<b>Chickens, Roosters, and Rujak in Paradise</b><p><i>Article and photos by Shelley Graner</i><p>Chicken offering to the gods in Bali during the author's stay.<p>“See the …

Travel

Bagan Rising: An Archeological Wonder in Myanmar

Spirits seem omnipresent amid the many Pagodas at sunset.<p>This visitor chose a motorbike for the day and met local villagers selling homemade shirts …

Going in Circles in Myanmar

We passed numerous trackside shrines, some private little altars to personal deities, while others honored deceased relatives. At every stop, …

How an Internship in China Can Lead to a Dream Job

<b>Story and photos by Rebecca Shapiro</b><i><br>Published 4/2015</i><p>Author sitting on the Great Wall of China while traveling during her internship.<p>An average day at …

An Internship with an Environmental NGO in China

Working with an Environmental NGO in China<p>An Internship that Makes a Positive Difference<p><b>By Shaked Atia</b><br>11/2015<p>Lanterns illuminate this city …

China

The Girl Who Went to the Moon

Life on the Mekong River

The Spirit Eyes floats, with fishnets prepared, on the Mekong River.<p>Spirit eyes, painted on the bow of our boat appear otherworldly to the children …

Teaching English in China: Work and Live in an Ideal Location

Relaxing in a peaceful location in China.<p>China is an enormously diverse country. Each and every region, province, and city has its own unique …

Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Happily Adding the Months<p><b>Article and photo by Nathan Edgerton</b><p>Temple in Chiang Mai.<p>My stay in Chiang Mai, Thailand ended up being about 26 times …

Teaching English and Living in Yangzhou, China

Teaching English in China: Our Life in Yangzhou<p>Canal in the old town of Yangzhou.<p>China was our last stop on a 16-month backpacking trip around the …

China’s Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

Along Yunnan’s Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road<p>The ancient town of Shaxi.<p>China’s <i>Ancient</i> <i>Tea and Horse Caravan Road</i> was in fact not a single route, …

An Expat’s Budget in Beach Town Cambodia

<b>Article and photos by Brett Dvoretz</b><br>6/16/2014<p>Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.<p>Riding my motorcycle home from lunch on the beach, I grab a little …

Teaching English and Living in Bangkok

<b>Article and photos by Nathan Edgerton</b><br>8/2012, with some resources updated 9/2014<p>Buddha statue in Bangkok.<p>Teaching English in Bangkok<p>Bangkok has a high …

Travel in Indonesia Following the Footsteps of Alfred Wallace

In the Footsteps of Field Biologist Alfred Wallace<p>Exploring the Islands of the Indonesian Archipelago on a "Pinisi"<p>Aboard the Indonesian pinisi …

Travel

India, Living and Dying

India

Living as a Student or Expat in Bhutan

<b>Article and photos by Catherine Joy Perkins</b><p>Another view of the beautiful Paro Dzong.<p>Kuzuzangpola! It’s three in the afternoon on a warm spring day, …

The Guide to Finding an English Teaching Job in China

<b>Article and photos by Dominic Woodman</b><br>11/2014<p>China Paid Teaching in Yangshuo is a photograph by Frontier Official and adapted by TransitionsAbroad.com.<p>…

The Guide to Finding English Teaching Work in Japan

How to Find English Teaching Jobs in Japan<p><b>By Dominic Woodman</b><br>11/2014<p>Shinsaibashi night, Osaka, Japan is a photograph by Luke Ma and adapted by …

Teaching English and Living in Vietnam - Southeast Asia Giant

Southeast Asia’s Unexpected ESL Giant<p>A Guide to Teaching and Living in Vietnam<p><b>By Nathan Edgerton</b> <br>10/2014<p>Da Nang coastline in Vietnam. Photo by Nathan …

Genghis Khan in China: Military Leader and Shaman

As with many clues left to us from the ancient past, speculation is the primary available option when we seek some form of understanding. An army the …