Asia

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

A Journey in Otherworldly Ladakh

Monastic Festivals, Remote Villages, and Majestic Wilderness<p>Monks performing choreographed ritual dances wearing paper maché masks during a festival …

Travel

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 …

Travel

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 …

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 …

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 …

Thailand

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, …

Karma

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 …

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 …

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 …

Travel

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 …

Travel

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 …

China

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 …

India, Living and Dying

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>…

China

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 …

Employment

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 …