Here are a few suggestions of things to see and do in my favourite places in Asia.
Take heed, my lists are not intended as essential bucket lists and nor are they written in any particular order. To protect our sanity, I’ve limited each country to only ten suggestions. While there may be more worthy sights to see first, you don’t need to worry because you’ll hear all about those as soon as you arrive.
China- Destination guide
China is huge. You may have thought it was a long way from your house to the shops but that’s nothing compared to China. Home to one of the world’s oldest civilisations, the Chinese are credited for inventing a lot of life’s essentials including ketchup and toilet paper. Where else in the world can you sit in a traffic jam that can last for weeks or visit a life-sized architectural replica of London named Thames Town?
China - Tips
Hong Kong - Destination guide
Hold on tight, things move fast in the Pearl of the Orient. Grab your camera and credit cards and prepare to snap skylines, shop and shove your way to the front seats.
Hong Kong - Tips
Israel - Destination guide
One sure thing Jews, Christians and Muslims will all agree on is that Israel is the biblical Holy Land. It’s a fascinating country to visit and you don’t need a religious view to visit or appreciate its long and confusing history. Just pack an open mind, respect the views of others and take a lot of pictures.
There are loads of things to fill your schedule with here, choosing the right postcard may be one of the hardest things you’ll do but don’t worry when sending it, even the glue is kosher.
Israel - Tips
Jordan - Destination guide
The land were being polite will require you to refuse a meal three times before accepting it. Like the Pyramids, Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China, Petra is one of those must-see places before you die. Conveniently, it’s located in one of the most stable and friendly countries in the Middle East - Jordan. Jordan has so much to offer, don’t just settle for Petra, get in a car and carefully explore this treasure from top to bottom.
Jordan - Tips
Mongolia - Destination guide
Although he died in 1227, Mongolia is still all about Genghis Khan. Khan’s likeness is everywhere, it’s printed on the currency, the beer, the postage stamps and his legacy is even reputedly imprinted into the DNA of some 16 million locals residing in the former Mongol empire. The country is beautiful and so under-developed and innocent you may be forgiven for thinking you have travelled back to the first century AD.