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Asia & the Pacific

From the spectacular terrain of New Zealand to the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat to the urban sights of Seoul, the possibilities for exploration in Asia and the Pacific region are endless.


Recent Articles on Cambodia

  • Gay and Lesbian Travelers in Cambodia The Rainbow Pride Flag caught in a breeze with the sun behind it.Cambodia is a gay-friendly country. Here are tips for gay and lesbian travelers, as well as a list of gay-friendly establishments in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

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Recent Articles on China

  • Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.
  • Social Customs in China: Gift-Giving A red and gold hong bao envelope with traditional new years artwork of a bull and oranges.Confused about social customs in China? Gift-giving is a central part of social life in Chinese culture, and it is one area where it is easy to offend if you don’t know what’s expected of you.
  • Getting a Sense of the Beijing Municipality Cyclists and cars share the road in the Houhai area of Beijing.The Beijing Municipality is slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey. Get a sense of the lay of the land, from notable landmarks to popular expat neighborhoods.

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Recent Articles on India

  • Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.
  • Expats Abroad: Emerging Opportunities Fishing at Jade Belt Bridge, Summer Palace, Beijing.An estimated 232 million people live outside their country of origin. Author Julie Doherty Meade examines expat communities in China and India in the first part of her “Expats Abroad” series.
  • Movies to Inspire Wanderlust A dramatic sunset over Positano, Italy.Author and film expert Laura Martone shares a few popular and classic films that highlight specific destinations around the world—and may just persuade you to start packing. (Also, discover the movies that inspire us here at Moon!)

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Recent Articles on Japan

  • Five Women Share Their Experiences Living Abroad Moving World Artwork, Heathrow Terminal in London. Photo © Jim Linwood, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.Making the move abroad is filled with practical hurdles, like finding a place to live and to work, but what about making friends, becoming part of the community, thriving in your new home? From Japan to Mexico, here are the thoughts and experiences of five women on making the cultural transition to living abroad.
  • LGBT Culture in Japan Rainbow flags and umbrellas at the Tokyo Pride Parade.Same-sex attraction and love has long been a part of Japanese Buddhism and samurai tradition, according to historical and literary references. Compared to the United States, Japanese society seems rather nonchalant toward gender, as far as dress and mannerisms go.
  • Consider Living Abroad: At Home in Japan A woman stands before a message board in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Photo © MIKI Yoshihito, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.It’s easy to fall in love with Japan. The sheer beauty of the country coupled with a modern consumer society makes for a comfortable blend of culture.

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Other Asia & the Pacific

  • Planning Your Time on Thailand’s Andaman Coast Rai Le beach in Krabi, Thailand.How you plan your time on the Andaman Coast depends mostly on what you want to get out of your vacation. Here’s a look at where to base yourself and plan for diving, island-hopping, or good ol’ fashioned beach bumming.
  • Southern Gulf of Thailand Travel Planning Cabins on the water at Khao Sok National Park.Visit the southern Gulf of Thailand for idyllic islands, off-the-beaten-path beaches on the mainland, and some charming small historical cities where you can learn about the culture and history of the region.
  • Where to Go in Phuket & Ko Samui Snorkeling at Ko Phi Phi along the Andaman Coast.Phuket and Ko Samui are Thailand’s most popular resort islands. Here’s where to go for endless beaches, luxury resorts, prime diving, cultural immersion, and outdoor adventure.

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Photo at top by Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble licensed Creative Commons Attribution.