Author: Jade Jansen
Jade is a travel writer who loves exploring new places as much as she does the written word. She aims to find quiet in every moment and pursues moments where she can experience deep connection with the things and people around her.
- Just about an hour northwest of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the largest colony of fireflies in the world – the Kampung Kuantan Fireflies Park. A boat tour through the park will light up your evening with dazzling effect.
- A visit to Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan is really like going to nine different fantasy worlds in one day!
- Omoide Yokocho - or Memory Lane as it's called in English – is a small group of alleys filled with around 60 tiny restaurants and bars. It’s also just around the corner from the world’s busiest train station – Shinjuku.
- Tucked away against a mountain in the coastal town of Busan, South Korea is the colourful Gamcheon Culture Village.
- Da Lat City was officially established in the late 1800s and was a popular destination for Europeans wanting to escape the heat from other parts of Vietnam.
- Bali has a unique culture and many interesting religious sites to visit, but while the island is used to seeing massive amounts of tourists, there are some things you can do to ensure that you yourself are a good visitor.
- Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a Hindu Shaivite water temple that’s also known as the Floating Temple.
- Concentrated within an area of 70 square kilometres are over 190 ruins that make up the Sukhothai Historical Park. This park in Mueang Kao, Thailand is divided into five zones with most of the best-known temples located at the central zone.
- The Golden Triangle is a magical place. What makes it so unique is that it’s the area where three Southeast Asian countries – Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand – meet. The area used to be notorious for its cultivation of opium; at one point being one of the world’s chief producers.
- Although you won’t see it straight away, the unique architecture of Jami Ul-Alfar Masjid in Colombo was inspired by the pomegranate. Covered in elaborate stripes and patterns, a candy cane comes to mind instead.
- The train ride between Kandy and Ella snakes through tea plantations and steep mountains as waterfalls, small villages, unique bridges, and everyday Sri Lankan life slides past the windows.
- When the words ‘flowers’ and ‘Japan’ come up, sakura usually come to mind. However, Japan has another flower display to offer. Ashikaga Flower Park is one of a few parks that proudly boasts spectacular displays of wisterias.