Asia

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

Shanghai Travel Guide, Hotspot of Modern China

Under the Spell of Bustling Shanghai, Hotspot of Modern China<p>The author cruising Shanghai driving a vintage motor cycle.<p>It was already getting warm …

How to Survive Hoesik in South Korea

<b>Article and photos by Monica Williams</b><p>Food and drink of the kind enjoyed during a <i>hoesik</i> in South Korea.<p>I attended my first <i>hoesik</i> the day I arrived in …

South Korea

A Trip to Guangzhou, China Visa-Free for 72 Hours

72 Hours Visa-Free in Guangzhou, China<p>A Packed Trip in a Fascinating City<p><i>Article by Lies Ouwerkerk,</i> <b>Senior Contributing Editor</b> <i><br>Photos by Janvi Chow,</i> …

Budget Travel in Asia

Planning for a Cheap Trip<p><b>By Tim Leffel</b><p>Angkor Wat in Cambodia.<p>Asia is a massive continent, with little in common besides the land mass. It stretches …

Asia

8 Fascinating Alternatives Beyond the Balmy Beaches of Goa

<i>Article and photos by Lies Ouwerkerk <br>Senior Contributing Editor</i> <br>Published 4/19/2017<p>The balmy beaches are notoriously beautiful in Goa, but there is …

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 …

Guide to Teaching English and Living in South Korea

2016 Expatriate Writing Contest 3rd Place Winner<p>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

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

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 into the …

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 …

Education

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, …

Asia

Guide to Living and Teaching in South Korea

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

South Korea

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>Bali: 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 …

Bagan Rising: A Sacred 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, …

Asia

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 …

China

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

Teaching English in China: Work and Live in an Ideal Location<p><b>By Nick and Dariece of GoatsOnTheRoad.com</b><br>2/23/2015<p>Relaxing in a peaceful location in …

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 …

Thailand

Teaching English and Living in Yangzhou, China

Teaching English in China: Our Life in Yangzhou<p><b>By Nick and Dariece of GoatsOnTheRoad.com</b><br>10/8/2014<p>Canal in the old town of Yangzhou.<p>China was our last …

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 …

Asia

An Expat’s Budget in Beach Town Cambodia

<b>Article and photos by Brett Dvoretz</b><br>6/16/2014<p>Fishing boats at sunset near my home in Cambodia.<p>Riding my motorcycle home from lunch on the beach, I …

Teaching English and Living in Bangkok

<b>Article and photos by Nathan Edgerton</b><br>8/2012, with some resources updated 7/2017<p>The great ancient city of Ayutthaya is just outside Bangkok. Photo by …

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 …

Melanesia

India, Living and Dying