The Best Destinations for Solo Travel Asia

As fun as traveling is with family, there is something exciting about exploring and discovering a new place on your own. The freedom and being independent is a thrill that allows you to do what to do whenever you want to. Sure, it can be very tough and exhausting, it is also absolutely brilliant.

Luckily, Asia is the best option for people who are planning to travel and decided to drop the baggage of an extra individual. It’s a great place to get started on the solo travel journey as it is quite affordable, easily accessible and the hospitality is a song all tourists sing. Thousands of solo travellers use to set their sails to Asia through travel agency London to discover the unknown places and meet locals and other travellers without any distractions or influence of a friend or partner’s tastes, partiality, or preferences.

Solo Traveling to Asia

Solo travelers feel right at home provided they pick the perfect destination to visit. When tourists clear out, flight prices are low, and the weather is warm, Asia is the perfect place to recover from an exhausting lifestyle to enjoy the good quality family time, away from your daily glitches.

Listed down below are some recommendations based on a fair amount of recon and on factors such as affordability, adventures and activities, safety and comfort that will make your trip to Asia worthwhile.

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is known for its magnificent bays, amazing beaches, and a world-famous party scene. It’s a great place to catch up on some me-time at Patong Beach, Phuket Fantasea, Wat Chalong, Big Buddha or the Phi Phi Island etc. You can spend hours and hours in every corner of the Patong Street bargaining and shopping, relishing street food, dance shows, Muay Thai etc.

Osaka, Japan

Osaka is about spotless streets filled with neon lights, ramen bars, Michelin star restaurants, okonomiyaki stalls, amazing infrastructures, cute shops, stylish hostels with millions of residents who are very helpful. Even though it’s really crowded, the city is no chaotic and lawless at all. Dotonbori, Osaka Castle and Tsutenkaku are some of the places of interest in Osaka.

Siargao, Philippines

The tear-drop shaped island of the Philippine Sea is a piece of paradise on Earth. You can rent a bike to explore the Naked Island, Sohotan Lagoon and Magpupungko Swimming Hole and enjoy their blue waters, serenity and clear aqua skies. They are also some of the best places to surf in all of Asia.

Singapore, Singapore

Singapore is probably the best option for people who are traveling alone as the lion city is one of the cleanest and safest countries in the world. The country is known for high-end shopping centers, amazing food stalls, and a world-famous theme park. You can take a stroll around the Sentosa Gardens by the bay to get away from it all, hike along the Southern Ridges, treat the photographer in you by spending an afternoon in the Botanic Gardens, go to Sungei Buloh Wetlands to enjoy the serene nature reserve which lets you get close to nature and wildlife with either a coastal boardwalk or a mid-canopy walk or simply wander off the streets of Chinatown.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

With its excessive beauty, rich heritage and history, diversity, welcoming people, and amazing cuisine, Cambodia is another great option for solo travelers. Even though it is known for Angkor Wat, the largest religious site in the world, the town has so much more to offer. From beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville, Killing Fields, Terraces of the Leper King to the Pub Street, Siem Reap has something for everybody. You can hire a tuk-tuk driver to take you around the whole city. As a solo traveler, you can visit Kampot, a place where blind Cambodians make a living by getting a traditional massage.

Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

Located in the northern part of Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan is the mountainous valley of Hunza. Karimabad is the main town and capital of the valley and amongst the top tourist destination in Pakistan. The scenic valley is not only known for its greenery and setting but also its people, whose friendliness and hospitality is a song you will sing for months after you leave the utopia. Some of the most spectacular places you can visit while you are in Hunza are Duikar, Eagle’s Nest, Rakaposhi, Diran, Ladyfinger, Hunza peak, Ultar sar, Attabad lake, Karimabad market, Baltit and Altit fort etc. From Hunza, you can travel to Naltar valley in Gilgit.

Beijing, China

The capital of China is one of the craziest, utterly overwhelming and exceptional cities in all of Asia. Even though traveling in the city alone is quite intimidating as you can never know what exactly is going on. First, there is a language barrier. Most Chinese know little to no English. Then there are a thousand festivals and ceremonies that are held. However, you will get a hang of it and enjoy Beijing’s long list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites along with the contemporary, urban environment. There are a million things and places waiting to be explored such as the four temples of Beijing, the Gate of Heavenly Peace, the Forbidden City, World Park, Zhongshan Park, Ba Da Ling Great Wall, Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, etc. that makes it all the very exciting and a great city to explore on your own.

Things to Do In Bangkok in December

December is just around the corner, and we can do nothing except being excited. But there is one other thing that we all can do to kill our time, and that is to plan a trip to Bangkok in December. We know there is a lot to do this upcoming December, which includes planning for Christmas, holidays, and New Year celebrations. But why not do something different this time? Why not visit one of the most vivid and beautiful cities on this planet?

For this reason, we highly recommend you to plan a trip to the capital city of Thailand in this upcoming December and celebrate each and every moment of your life to the fullest. Although the official religion of Thailand is not Christianity, it is still one of the best places in the world to celebrate anything due to the hospitable nature of the locals. There are more than a dozen things you can do in Bangkok in December, and in this article, we have mentioned a few of them.

Spending December in Bangkok

Thailand is one of the few places outside west that celebrates events in December with a great enthusiasm and high spirits. Many westerners visit this heavenly country, especially in December to escape the harsh winters of their own country. So this has led to great celebrations in the capital city of Bangkok. We highly recommend you to give one chance to the City of Angels by visiting it, and you will never be disappointed in your life.

People of this city love to celebrate anything with equal or more joy. This is due to the fact that they have more religious and cultural tolerance than any other nation in the world. So you can celebrate anything there until it is offending to their country and monarch. So plan your December outing in Bangkok and read this article to find out what you can do there

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How to reach there?

Bangkok has become one of the biggest transportation hubs in Far East Asia. So finding a direct flight is not a difficult task. However, any flight is going to be a very long one due to its location. If you live in Europe, it will be a long one for you. Flying to Bangkok from the UK will take more than 10 hours, and that too with a break in the Middle East. But when you have reached there, you can easily relax in the most humble atmosphere. The best thing you can do is to embrace the journey and enjoy every bit of it. You can watch movies, listen to songs, and even chat with other passengers. Maybe you make some good friends on-board.

Things to do in Bangkok in December

Attend a service in a Church

There are not many churches in Bangkok, but there are a few services on Christmas Eve. So it is highly recommended for you to attend at least one. You can observe the festivities or just enjoy the experience of a church on Christmas.

Watching the city lights

Bangkok is a city of lights, and in December, there are different light shows hosted to commemorate Christmas and New Year’s Eve. So enjoy their amazing light shows and don’t forget to take a few pictures. Even their temples are lit with a bright light display, which is one of the most beautiful features of this city.

Firework display

Fireworks in this city are known all over the world. Especially on the Eve of New Year. The whole city is lit with bright fireworks, and the night sky is as bright as the galaxies are.

Nightlife in Bangkok

The nightlife of Bangkok is known worldwide and there is no denying that clubs and discos of this place are second to none. You can enjoy an amazing time, lose yourself with your mates, loved ones, or even with any local. Just make sure that you keep control of yourself as it is a bad idea to get a hangover in Bangkok, and we all have seen the infamous movie.

Eating our stomachs out

Bangkok has so many eating places that we cannot decide where to eat lunch or dine. So try single items of different outlets, or street stalls and eat as much as you can in this city.

Heading to a beach

There are a lot of warm beaches nearby, so feel free to take any boat or a ride in a car to any renowned beach of this amazing country anytime in your trip.

Dubai for Nature Lovers: 5 Best Sea, Sky and Desert Experiences

Generally, Dubai is talked about due to its reputation for biggest-in-the-world structures, luxury living, and glamorous locals. For this reason, you may have heard about some of the crazier aspects of the city-state.

However, that isn’t all that Dubai has to offer. In addition to the spectacular city, Dubai also has plenty of activities for those who prefer to experience more of the natural world.

If you are a nature lover looking to head to Dubai, here are the five best sea, sky and desert experiences to try.

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4 Basic Skills and Equipment for Taking Attention-grabbing Food Photos

Over the past few years — thanks to the emergence of excellent smartphone cameras — food photography has gone from a niche art to an interest that everyone (seemingly) wants to be a part of. However, while everyone can snap a photo of their dinner, there is still a substantial difference between well thought-out, high-quality images and something that was taken in only a few seconds.

Having expensive professional cameras and lenses can seriously up your food photography (as long as you actually know how to utilize them), but there are other pieces of equipment and (more importantly) skills that are far more necessary.

If you want to take your food photography to the next level and produce shots that are both appealing and display your vision, then keep reading to learn the four basic skills and equipment for taking attention-grabbing food photos.

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By Bhawana Rajput