Asia Archive

See the Plain of Jars in Laos

The Plain of Jars are a collection of hundreds of strange shaped stones, which resemble stout jars covering several plains (fields) in northern Laos.  The jar-like limestone structures are arranged in clusters of varying numbers.   The Iron Age site is believed to be over

Drink Beerlao in Laos

As you travel across the country of Laos, and indeed most of South East Asia, you will come across the national beer – Beerlao. The beer brings about the best of the Orient and the Occiden, making a perfect blend of the best ingredients

Take the Japanese Bullet Train

While you are travelling around Japan you must take the opportunity to ride aboard one of the world’s great trains – the Japanese Bullet Train. The trains are called Shinkansen in Japan and got the nickname ‘bullet trains’ from the original design which resembled

Love Luang Prabang in Laos

At the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers and at the foothills of a temple topped mountain lies the historic town of Luang Prabang, Laos, which when translated means Royal Buddha Image. The small town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage