Avainsana: Asia

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Dubai (in English)

14.02.2018, travelfood

Dubai is surely one of the most tourism-centered state of the United Arab Emirates and as a tourist you sure feel welcome there although Western customs require tolerance among the locals. The traveler soon asks himself who are actually the locals and who are workers of other nationalities in the country. Dubai is packed with …

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Singapore (in English)

04.11.2016, travelfood

This tiny citystate is something quite unique. It is situated almost at the equator with all its humidity and heat, but the country is still clean and the infrastructure works well. Although there is little space in the state, there are still green parks and even forests to be found there. People live in suburbs …

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Shanghai (in English)

04.04.2016, travelfood

Ten years after my visit to Beijing it was time to explore Shanghai and its surroundings. Travelling on your own in China is a great challenge and requires loads of pre-planning and bureaucratic arrangements. But it is also great fun to in a way already be on the road before you are actually there. Through …

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Israel (in English)

15.02.2016, travelfood

It was easy to arrive in Israel, but the departure was difficult. The domestic flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat caused a 3-hour interrogation, the domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv caused another 3-hour interrogation and arriving in Tel Aviv the transfer to the international flight caused another 3-hour interrogation. Every time it all …

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Myanmar (Burma) (in English)

04.01.2016, travelfood

Already from the airplane’s window you can see the vast delta of the Irrawaddy river, where the capitol Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is situated. Small agricultural squares form a quilt of human presence. Before my flight my entering into the country by a transit visa was held with …

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Turkey

02.04.2015, travelfood

For years I thought Turkey was a country where I would not return after two trips and three different diarrheas. My third trip to Istanbul was nevertheless wonderful, since the city has become cleaner and nicer and the food tastier! There should not be any other belly problems anymore except belly dancing! Furthermore, I visited …

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South Korea

15.12.2014, travelfood

Our trip to Seoul was a continuation on our trip to Japan, so in this article it is easy to compare South Koreans with the Japanese. The purpose is not to insult anyone. After a thoroughly tidy and clean Tokyo, Seoul seemed a little more human with some dirt and a little sour customer service, …

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Japan (in English)

10.10.2014, travelfood

Despite quite quick and cheap flights to Japan it took several years before I gathered courage to visit the exotic country. Culture chock, expensive travel and complicated travel arrangements discouraged me too long, but nothing of this seemed to be a problem in the end. It was easy to eat local food and plenty for …

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Thailand (in English)

19.11.2013, travelfood

Thailand has quickly risen to one of favourite winter destinations for Finns and there are lots of reasons for it. The country is warm, relatively safe, affordable and the service is friendly. It is incomprehensible how a whole nation is able to smile credibly to all of us, who arrive there with all our needs …

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Sri Lanka (in English)

16.07.2013, travelfood

My prejudice about the island of Sri Lanka was that it would be as dirty and chaotic as in India, but I was proven wrong. During our long drive to the inlands of the island I noted hardly any rubbish along the road, everywhere was green and flourishing and the air was clean. I spent …

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Beijing (in English)

15.03.2013, travelfood

The legendary and secretive Chinese capital has opened up for westerners who encounter air pollution and difficult traffic chaos before arriving to the city center. The city is so vast that it is difficult to perceive when you are in the center, but when the airport bus arrives at huge Tien-an-men Square, it is obvious …

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India

22.10.2012, travelfood

India does not leave anyone untouched. There is dirt and dust everywhere and the noisy traffic is boosted by every single vehicle, which has a sign urging other vehicles to “blow horn”. The poor beg for coins with a disturbing intensity and when you walk on sidewalks you need to avoid holes in the road, …

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Laos (in English)

16.04.2012, travelfood

We arrived to Vientiane after a Thai flight to Udon Than and by car crossing the border. After a few border checkpoints with a small fee for each, we reached the capital of Laos. Vientiane is not a very noteworthy town but we stayed with a friend and enjoyed the relaxed Laotian way of living. …

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Russia

06.03.2012, travelfood

This article is mainly about St Petersburg and Moscow although there is certainly much more in this world’s largest state. I have spent a day twice in Moscow between flight transfers and the city feels quite difficult. The city center is easy to access by airport train but after that you need to continue by …

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