5 Things you will get addicted to in Asia
It may not seem a lot from surface but once you immerse in it. You won’t want to leave!

Asia includes 48 countries and today i want to share with you 5 things you will get addicted to in Asia. You will also find out why it is one of the favourite continent to work and play for many digital nomads and startup entrepreneurs.

2014 Thailand trip. It was on that trip that I knew I was born to travel, addicted to it and from that journey on, if I hadn’t been traveling then the hole size of China who exists in my heart!

Without further ado, Let’s begin!

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1. Eating out A LOT

Food needs no introduction. Food is life. Asia is diverse with different cuisines.

Within each country there are many ethnicity and under those hundred ethnicity there are other hundreds sub ethnic people with their own customs, food and traditions. Imagine trying all those thousand different types of food in each asian country! I know i will never be bored with variety of local food in Asia and its intoxifying smells.

I also believe Food is what brings people together and when you are traveling, it becomes a major factor. That one meal you shared with a stranger could lead to a source of information for next leg of your trip or solution to your current problem or even a good friendship, brotherhood/ sisterhood you name it. It could happen while devouring local phat Thai in Ko San Road in Bangkok, Guillin noodles in remote china or munching over Banh Mi in Vietnam.

Food is power and if you have lived in Asia for a while you know how easy it is to strike a conversation over food. Well you could do the same in your home country. I hear ya! But Shit ain’t that easy in first world countries. I have friends who have gone back to their countries from traveling and every time they try to have conversation with random stranger, all they get is a bitch face. So, yeah ..perhaps people are only friendly while away from home in a foreign land because no body wants to be alone!

Anyway, back to food. In some Asian countries, you don’t even have to worry about closing time. Hungry at 2am? no worries just walked down the street and plenty of choices. Asia is sort of food heaven that opens 24 hours (in some cities), affordable and has food that tastes way better than McDonalds takeaway.

5 things you will get addicted to in Asia

2. Being surrounded with Nature

World’s tallest mountains are in Asia, some of World’s best beaches are in Asia, heritage monuments can also be found here and nature’s unique creations. Lucky Asia! But it’s not only that, its more about how it makes you feel when you are being surrounded with nature. Remember that inner calmness and clarity?

I walk two minutes from my room and there is a beach waiting for me. In another Asian country, I open my window and there are mountains to be climbed and beautiful places to be explored. Landscapes untouched, nature breathtaking. It is hard not to fall in love with mother nature in Asia. Plus the weather is probably better than your home or last country you were in. No wonder many digital nomads and travellers folk back to Asia time and again just to be around those amazing nature.

3. Checking out or Participating in Festivals
Another benefit that comes with all those thousand ethnicities is they have their own festivals, occasions and traditions to celebrate. However, holidays for those celebrations could be nationwide or state only. Just to give you an example: In one calendar month, there are more than 5 festival celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is crazy I know. It is such a vivid experience to see communities coming together for different occasions in one month.

This is something that doesn’t happen often in other parts of the world and clearly why most travellers tell me how plain life is back home. Only festivals to attend were Music or food festivals  – fun but this is interesting in different level, tasting cultures through festivals. It is definitely a fun and easy way to understand its history and people of the country too. No surprise many nomads plan their travels around the festivals.

5 things you will get addicted to in Asia
4. Cheap Thrills (cost) of living
Weather it be rooftop terrace with beautiful sunsets view or bedroom overlooking stunning city view. You can have them all between $300-400 p/m. And some even come with FREE Maid Service. What is laundry! Combine that with full English breakfast for less than $10 or dinner at a fancy place for 2 under $50. It is affordable to live in Asia unless you go above and beyond your budget and go out drinking every night. Even then some cities like Hanoi you could buy beer for 25c!

You can have the Queen or the King life in Asia that you can only dream about in your own country. Life gets on the way when you pay ridiculous rent to live in shoebox with no sunsets view. Same with the food price, taxi fares and everything else. But you could have all this and more for a reasonable price in Asia.

5 things you will get addicted to in Asia

5. Friendly people
Travelling on your own to one of the asian countries? Fear not! Making new friends at the hostel means always having someone to throw back shots of tequila with. Fellow nomad friends made from teaching english, online business or at the bar? Consider them family.We are talking real conversation here not just some small talk. No better feeling than finding your type of people in a foreign land. When was the last time you tried finding new family members at the hostel or at the bars?

Asia is addictive and i can’t wait to run back to it!

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Hope you get a kick out of it.

Happy travels x

 5 Things you Will get Addicted to in Asia

World traveler, photographer, writer, outdoor enthusiast, & social media fanatic! Anna enjoys the minimalist lifestyle, travels only with 10-kilo backpack and a smile on her face. Creativity, inspiration, and travel are what lights her fire. When not geeking out over travel, you will likely find her geeking out over photography, writing, hiking or pretending to sing!

5 Things You Will Get Addicted To In Asia

31 thoughts on “5 Things You Will Get Addicted To In Asia

  • July 4, 2017 at 8:27 am
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    Asia is one of those imaginary places that when it is turned into reality after a trip you don’t seem to have enough, you always want more Food and caring people are two of the most important reasons to love the countries, and then there’s nature, as you say, which leaves you in total awe every step you take. Great post, I enjoyed your point of view, and agree with all the things you mention. It’s impossible not to fall in love with Asia! Can’t wait to go back!

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  • July 4, 2017 at 8:32 am
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    Absolutely relateable. Since I reside in South-East Asia, all the above points really help in connecting with the cities better, and staying put at this part of the world. 🙂 Cheers!!

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  • July 4, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    I couldn’t agree more with everything you said! Apart from this, I am also in love with Asia because this where I feel free in Happy! I don’t find the same feeling in Europe, Meddle East or Africa…

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  • July 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm
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    These are all amazing reasons for my push to get to asia and explore. So much nature, food and incredible things to explore!

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    • July 7, 2017 at 6:26 am
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      Hi! Asian herr 🙂 I agree with your post and I am glad that you like Asia. I guess this continent it the most beautiful and interesting place on the planet.

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  • July 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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    Its really awesome for Europeans or Americans to explore Asia with the very favourable currency conversion!!!
    The opposite is really difficult! When I was exploring Europe, it was really very costly thing to do!
    Yes, Asia is so blessed with so much of Mother Nature’s bounty!

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  • July 4, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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    Asia is the next continent on my list. I have only been to Tokyo which seems quite different than a lot of Asia, but with 48 countries to explore I’m not surprised it’s different! I have heard really good things about Asia in general though, I think maybe 2019 will be my Asian adventure!

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  • July 4, 2017 at 5:57 pm
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    being a Asian i know all these things about Asia but i appreciate you to mentioned these things in your post. these are exactly correct. It seems you have explored Asia deeply.

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  • July 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm
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    Seems like many of these points aren’t really unique to Asia. But great post!

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  • July 5, 2017 at 1:13 am
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    These are fantastic reasons to go to Asia. I’m asham,ed to say that the furthest I’ve gotten to is Turkey…I like Asian food so that is a huge motivator and you won’t catch me in a Mickey D”s when in another country unless I’m going to the washroom…lol

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  • July 5, 2017 at 1:15 am
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    These are fantastic reasons to go to Asia. I’m asham,ed to say that the furthest I’ve gotten to is Turkey…I like Asian food so that is a huge motivator and you won’t catch me in a Mickey D”s when in another country unless I’m going to the washroom…lol

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  • July 5, 2017 at 2:06 am
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    Loved reading your perspective about Asia. Being in India, I can identify with most of these. The mind boggling cuisine is something that one will get addicted to. Especially the wide range of Indian vegetarian cuisine is something I look forward to come back to whenever I am traveling outside.

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  • July 5, 2017 at 4:55 am
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    I have only seen couple Asian countries but I can agree on these. I would love to explore more of it soon. And yes, food there is sooo good and cheap. Love it!

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  • July 5, 2017 at 5:16 am
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    Cheap thrills and eating out. Probably my favorite things from my life in Asia. Can’t get over the street food in Bangkok.

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  • July 5, 2017 at 9:59 am
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    Asia is a vast continent and is home to so many cultures – I especially love Central Asia – its vast, endless landscapes, mountains, lakes and unspoiled by mass tourists cultural attractions. And don’t even start about food – I adore Asian food! 🙂

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  • July 6, 2017 at 5:03 am
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    These are all great reasons to travel to Asia. I am from the Philippines and I like going to other places in Southeast Asia too. The food is the best. There are so much variety and lots of vegetable dishes. It is also good that the accommodations are quite affordable too so you can definitely do a lot with your budget.

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  • July 7, 2017 at 8:05 am
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    Asian countries have some very interesting traditions as you pointed out. Whether food, or festivals or even nature, there is so much to look out for. And yes, people are a huge bonus here. Glad you wrote this!

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    • July 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm
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      Glad you enjoyed it. Thank for stopping by!

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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      I’m the same! Can’t wait to visit soon 🙂

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  • July 9, 2017 at 8:45 pm
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    I totally agree! The abundance and variety of foods in asia is amazing! I can’t see why you would bother cooking yourself with so many cheap options! haa

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    • July 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm
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      Exactly my thoughts! I rarely cooked at home when i was living there. are you still in Asia?

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      • July 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm
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        No I was only in China for a coupld of weeks in April. It was my first time in Asia though and I have fallen in love!

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  • July 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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    I’ve never been to Asia, but I definitely want to. It looks beautiful and the culture is amazing

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  • July 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm
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    True this. Asian cultures are sooo diverse. I myself am from Indonesia and finding Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and China fascinating and different! I’m so looking forward to visiting Nepal and Turkey.

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  • July 19, 2017 at 3:56 pm
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    So looking forward to exploring Asia. Thanks for the tips

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  • July 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm
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    This article yes so cool and I specially love the photos at the pool and of the sky. Very inspiring and thank you so much for sharing this

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  • October 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm
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    I agree 100%!! I was going to say “I miss Asia!” but realized I’m in Japan haha. I meant to say I miss Southeast Asia!

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