In celebration of World Smile Day, a photo essay featuring some of the smiling faces we have encountered during our travels around Asia.
Asia Blog Posts
A Mekong Delta off the beaten track itinerary for Vietnam. A guide to planning a multi-day Mekong Delta trip from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
What it was like to visit North Korea as a tourist nearly twenty years ago? Mark looks back at his visit to this Hermit Nation in the early 2000s.
Abandoned Taiwan: Exploring Yuanlin Hospital (員林醫院) – how we located it via Google research and our experience of visiting the haunted former hospital.
Searching for street art in Tainan. We found some of the best street art and graffiti at the Blueprint Culture and Creative Park including work by Mr Ogay.
Searching for street art in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. We found some of the best street art and graffiti in Ximending District and also at Treasure Hill.
Exploring Encore Garden (雅哥花園), an Abandoned Theme Park near Taichung in Central Taichung Taiwan and once one of the most popular attractions on the island.
Searching for street art in Taichung in western Taiwan. We found some of the best street art and graffiti at Rainbow Village and Animation Alley.
The Sunday Market in Kashgar is still very much a full on Uyghur affair. Trading in sheep seemed to be the most common activity at this busy animal market.
At weekends, Tainan’s Koxinga Shrine becomes a meeting place for photographers and ornately dressed cosplay girls who come to pose for the cameras.
The former Japanese Navy Fongshan Communication Centre in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, features some elements that are unusual for an abandoned location.
The roundhouse, or fan-shaped train garage, in Changhua is the only one left out of six built by the Japanese during their occupation of Taiwan.