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Explore resources and guides to traveling in Asia!

From yoga retreats in Bali, to festivals in Thailand, to learning Mandarin in China, the articles, stories, and guides you’ll find here are sure to help you plan your dream trip to Asia. Frayed Passport is community-driven, so if you have a story or post you’d like to share, have a look at the editorial guidelines and get in touch!

Not sure where to start? Check out the top post on traveling in Asia this month: The Delicious History of Mapo Tofu: Chengdu’s Signature Dish

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May 4th, 2018|

Ready to see the world and make a difference? Read our guide to volunteering abroad so you have the tools to choose the right program and travel SMART.

August 27th, 2017|

Today I went looking for some table salt in Jinghong, China - it was a surprisingly difficult experience and tested my intercultural communication skills!

August 22nd, 2017|

I had a vague idea of what being an expat in China would be like, but it wasn't until I moved there that I learned the most important lessons - shared here!

April 7th, 2016|

Starting this week is the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, one of Asia’s most popular events! The Rugby Sevens are full of exhilarating entertainment combined with fast-paced rugby tackles and scrums.

November 23rd, 2015|

For most travelers, the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, Thailand is the gateway to jungle trekking adventures in the nearby mountains. But there's even more.

December 23rd, 2014|

A visit to Vietnam should definitely involve attending an opera, as it is best seen as a live performance. Even if you don’t bond with the genre, it's still an amazing experience!

September 22nd, 2014|

Compared to other Asian capitals, Phnom Penh, with 2.5 million people, is small and relaxed. But to a first-time visitor this Cambodian city seems hectic.

August 27th, 2014|

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli of Retire Early Lifestyle discuss their luxurious stay in a Compass Living apartment during travel in Vietnam.

July 28th, 2014|

Located along the Irrawaddy River in central Myanmar, Bagan is sublime: a lush 26-square-mile plain spotted with palms, tamarind, and thousands of temples.

May 15th, 2014|

As the former capital of the Burmese kingdom, Mandalay is a melting pot of Chinese, Indian, and Burmese influences--reflected in the food and dining scene.

April 21st, 2014|

Longing for a tropical getaway? Add these 15 stunning beaches to your must-see list! From Italy to the Seychelles, it's time to plan your perfect vacation!

April 7th, 2014|

My husband Billy and I recently arrived in Saigon, Vietnam. There's a lot to get used to, including currency conversion between Vietnamese Dong and USD.

March 31st, 2014|

Located in Quang Ninh Province on the north east coast of Vietnam, the UNESCO Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay is a gorgeous destination for any traveler.

March 27th, 2014|

Myanmar has so much to offer: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, and Ngapali Beach are just a few destinations to check out if you're on a time crunch!

January 27th, 2014|

I don’t want to pressure you into commitment, but I think you’re in love with Delhi. It’s an irrepressible feeling, though you may not realize it’s there.

December 31st, 2013|

From Hawaiian lava flows, to Spanish street festivals, to Greek sunsets and beyond, here are five natural and cultural wonders to see around the world!

December 19th, 2013|

"Getting away from it all" doesn't always have to mean visiting remote landscapes or laid-back beaches. Here are 20 gorgeous cityscapes around the world!

December 2nd, 2013|

“Where you from? Where are you going? Why you walk?” Five tuk-tuk drivers yelled to me outside of my hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, holding their arms out.

November 19th, 2013|

Some sporting events absolutely must be experienced in-person rather than streamed or highlighted. Here are 5 must-see destinations for every sports fan!

November 6th, 2013|

Will Thomas of Grand Old Grizzly talks about finding songwriting inspiration during travel in Istanbul, Tunisia, Malta, and the Baltic Region. Read on!

November 4th, 2013|

There are so many destinations on this planet that are an absolute must-see and for many different reasons. Remember to add these three to your bucket list!