Adventures in Asia

Destination guides, hotel reviews, food recommendations, and sample itineraries curated from our Asia travels.

Cycling in Taiwan - The Annual Taiwan Cycling Festival

Cycling in Taiwan – The Annual Taiwan Cycling Festival

Disclaimer: This post about cycling in Taiwan is sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The annual Taiwan Cycling Festival is upon us again! Have you visited my homeland- Taiwan? Over the last 3 decades, cycling has risen to be one of the most popular recreational sports in this little but ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Komodo liveaboard

Komodo Liveaboard – A Bucketlist Experience

We recently received our advanced diving certification on a Komodo liveaboard with Uber Scuba Komodo. I went from having nightmares about scuba diving to loving it. We fell in love with the underwater world while completing our Open Water Course in Bali last year. Our goal is to dive the Darwin ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Munduk Moding Plantation

Heaven on Earth – Munduk Moding Plantation

You've probably seen Munduk Moding Plantation's award-winning infinity pool many times on social media, but there's more to this resort than just its pool. Three days at MMP was the perfect end to our Bali adventures- except we wish we allocated more time here because there's still so much we ...
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Where to stay in Ubud - Chapung Se Bali + Jungle Fish

Luxury meets nature in Ubud – Chapung Se Bali + Jungle Fish

With so many resorts to choose from, "where to stay in Ubud?" can be a tough question to answer... until you feast your eyes on Chapung Se Bali, that is! It's one of those resorts where once you're there, you won't want (and don't need) to leave. You may have already ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - where to stay in Nusa

Perfect base to explore Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan

Just a short ferry ride from Sanur are the Nusa Islands. We missed out on this part of Bali last year so we were eager to cross it off our list this time! Deciding on where to stay in Nusa Lembongan and Penida was easy- a quick search using any hotel ...
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20 Photos to inspire you to visit El Nido in Palawan

20 Photos to inspire you to visit El Nido in Palawan

Hurricane Hagupit swept across the Philippines days before our flight to El Nido in 2014. We shrugged off the sunk costs and tried our luck again in 2016. When we arrived at Mactan-Cebu Airport to check in for our flight, we were told our flight was canceled. Dammit, what does it freaking ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - 24 hours in Hualien

24 hours in Hualien and Taroko National Park in Taiwan

Oh, Taiwan. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Taiwan is known for its mouthwatering food and unparalleled hospitality. Visitors rush to see the iconic Taipei 101, but there's more to Taiwan than just Taipei. The true beauty of this island country lies on the east coast, where plains are forever ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Miyajima day trip

Planning your visit to the sacred island of Miyajima, Japan

If you're visiting the Kansai region of Japan, chances are you're including at least one of Kobe, Nara, Hiroshima, and Miyajima in your itinerary. All of these can be easily accessed because Japan's vast transit network is ridiculously efficient (much like everything else in Japan)! Why not escape from the hustle and bustle ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Things to do in Bali - Kintamani

12 Must-Do’s for first-timers in Bali, Indonesia

Some people say Bali is overrated and that it's lost its magic over the years. I say those people must be on something 😛 The list of things to do in Bali for first-timers can go on forever, you'll never run out of things to do! We spent a week in Bali ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Things to do in Cebu - Sunset

8 Reasons to convince you to visit Cebu in the Philippines

Ahhh, the Philippines... Where the sun's so hot that it hurts and the water's so clear it looks like the pool. The first choice that comes to mind when people are picking a destination in the Philippines is usually Boracay or Palawan. While Cebu doesn't have the white sandy beaches of Boracay ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival in My Motherland – Taiwan!

This post about the Taiwan Lantern Festival is sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. If you didn’t know already, I was born in Taiwan and I can’t praise my motherland enough. The food is to die for and the people are one of the friendliest in the world! What better ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Kyoto

How to See Kyoto in 2 Days

This little blog of mine is all about making the most out of limited travel time. Now, you obviously won’t be able to explore every little corner of Kyoto, but you’ll be able to hit up most of the must-see's in just under 48 hours. Impossible? Nah. Ambitious? Just slightly. But if ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Miyajima Ryokan

Our First Ryokan Experience in Japan

Mount Misen was cloaked in white as our ferry approached the pier at Miyajima Island. We could see the bright red torii (a traditional Japanese gate at the entrance of a Shinto shrine), ever so faintly amidst the fog. After docking, we asked the nice gentleman at the visitor booth to make a call ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Shangri-la Mactan

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa

Ah, Shangri-La Mactan. This gorgeous resort in Cebu served as my sanctuary on our last night in the Philippines. We knew we were in good hands from the moment our airport shuttle pulled up to the security check. Our time in the Philippines was going to end on a good ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Horizon Inn

Social responsibility at its best – Horizon Inn

I wasn’t going to let AS leave my motherland without taking him to one of the best night markets in Taiwan. Our plan was to stuff our faces at TongHua Night Market, hike up Xiang Shan, and continue to eat at the night market until we drop (Stay away from ...
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Kollecting Koordinates - Bisma Eight

Unforgettable jungle stay – Bisma Eight Ubud

We had the pleasure of indulging in one of Bisma Eight’s 38 suites. This is a fairly new luxury boutique hotel (opened in early 2015) that’s very close to Ubud Centre. Surrounded by a lush jungle and rice fields, it only takes 10-15 minutes to walk to Ubud Market and the Monkey ...
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