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    Why You Should Go Traveling to Asia?

    There are many incredible destinations in Asia. People usually choose to travel in the East to feel how Asian culture differs from Western culture. Traveling in Asia you could effectively enrich your worldview and get the experience you won’t be able to forget. Here are some of the most attractive places you should visit. You can also find Ukrainian girls there. Here are the destinations Ukrainians dating online prefer.


    Kuala-Lumpur is a capital of Malaysia. You can enjoy tropical seaside and exotic relaxation on the islands. The prices are quite affordable and the public is diverse. You can meet people from all around the world here. Kuala-Lumpur has a lot to offer: a giant aquarium, amusement parks, zoo, art museums, etc. The capital of Malaysia is a very modern city with fully developed infrastructure.


    Bangkok is a capital of Thailand. Thailand will leave you speechless. You can enjoy all kinds of meals with sea products, visit thousand years old holy Buddhist temples, ride a ferry boat down the canal, go to Chinatown, etc. Bangkok has a rich collection of art in the art museum. History museum is also interesting. Bangkok is very energetic and dynamic city. Go to Khao-San Road and celebrate meeting new people from all across the world.


    Saigon is the biggest city in Vietnam. In Vietnam you can enjoy swimming in South-China Sea. The water is pure and the beaches are exceptionally beautiful. You can learn much about unique Vietnamese culture and traditions. Vietnam will surprise you with affordable prices and exceptionally rich atmosphere. In Saigon you can meet men and women from Europe, USA, and other countries. Saigon was called the most popular tourist destination in Asia in 2015.


    In Hong-Kong you can visit opera, incredibly innovative history museum, and one of the biggest aquariums in Asia. Hong-Kong is a capital of the autonomous district Macao. Tourists like this destination for diverse shopping options. Hong- Kong is like Milan of Asia. You can also see the world’s highest skyscrapers.


    Bali is a small island in Indonesia. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, not only in Asia. Bali has unique atmosphere full of friendly people, pleasant weather, and beautiful surroundings. You can see the dolphins swimming in water that is crystal pure. Sunsets on Bali are the best. You won’t ever regret spending time on this beautiful tropical island.


    Phuket is an island in Thailand. This destination offers some of the best beaches in the world. You can expect semi-wild beaches where you could be alone or you can meet people in the evening. Phuket has astonishing cuisine. All kinds of crabs, lobsters, and fish are present here. The water in the ocean will amaze you with its purity. And, of course, sweet Thai girls will surely stick in your memory.


    Samui is an island in Siam Bay. It is one of the most visited places in Thailand. It is situated halfway between Phuket and Bangkok. Try renting a bungalow on the beach. Sounds of the tides will carry you in the land of enjoyment and relaxation. Without any doubt, peace and tranquility of this place will calm your mind and give your body a proper rest.

    All in all, now you know where to go in Asia to have a proper traveling experience. Depending on your mood, you can either enjoy your time sipping cocktails on the beach, or visit museums. There are plenty of options for you to decide from. Without any doubt, you won’t regret visiting one of the mentioned destinations because each of them will surely amaze you.

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    4 Affordable Philippines Resorts

    If you’re going on a backpacking adventure in the Philippines, the accommodation options might seem to exist at opposite ends of a wide spectrum. On the one hand there are cheaper, hostel-type places to stay. On the other, there are glittering, world-class resorts. The latter probably isn’t what you’re looking for if you’re traveling on a budget. But that doesn’t mean all of the resorts around the country should be considered off-limits. There are plenty of relatively affordable places where you can spend a comfortable night or two during of your travels.

    These are just a few we’re highlighting.

    Coron Westown Resort

    This resort is on Busuanga Island, on the southern side near (but not directly facing) Coron Bay. The scenery around the hotel is about as nice as you’ll find at a resort where a night’s stay can cost you under $75. It’s partially for this reason that TripAdvisor assigns it the top value out of more than 1,800 hotels in all of the Philippines. The rooms and amenities are on the nice side of standard for a 4-star facility, and the view from the pool area will keep you very much aware that you’re still in the middle of a journey through the country. Lush vegetation surrounds the backside of the hotel, with picturesque mountains in the distance. Plus, when you’re staying at the Coron Westown, you have easy access to the beautiful waters of Coron Bay. This i hand should you want to find your way out on a boat or decide to go for a dive.

    Microtel Puerto Princesa

    This is a small hotel run by Wyndham and located right on the Sulu Sea on the island of Palawan. For its price (rooms here can also run for less than $75, if not less than $50), it’s a stunning place to stay. Beachfront rooms have a view of the turquoise waters of the sea, the pool is right between the hotel and the beach, and fun activities like snorkeling, diving, and kayaking are easily accessible. For enjoying the sheer beauty of your surroundings, it might be the best budget option in the country.

    Fort Ilocandia Resort

    Located just outside of Laoag City on the western side of Luzon, Fort Ilocandia Resort is a wonderful place to spend a few nights. It’s one of the few affordable options that actually includes similar entertainment to what you’d find at a major resort. There’s a golf course, a beautiful pool, and even a small casino. If you’re a fan of gaming, you're probably familiar with the fact that the most popular slot titles now exist on the web with all kinds of special frills and bonuses. But you can find some of the same games in-person at the Fort Ilocandia Resort for a bit of casual play in the midst of your trip. Entertainment aside, the resort also has very comfortable rooms and is an excellent place to stay for the frugal adventurer.

    Modessa Island Resort

    This one can be a little pricier than some of the other options, in part because it’s more remote. It’s located on a tiny island east of Puerto Princesa, and serves as one of the best natural getaways you’ll find. It lacks some of the comforts and amenities of other resorts, but more than makes up forit with huts on the beach and beachside restaurants serving tropical cocktails. It’s an excellent spot for diving, though it's also about as good as it gets if your goal is to lay down by the beach and relax.

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