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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

  • Happy New Year, Cambodia-Style Dancers in matching white tops and red skirts hold colorful parasols as they perform.Choul Chnam, the Khmer New Year, celebrates the beginning of the Buddhist religion. For three days in mid-April, thousands of Cambodians head for the Angkor temples to celebrate, picnic, and sight-see. Learn more about the holiday and how it’s celebrated.
  • Chaul Chnam Thmey: Happy New Year in Cambodia Chedis made of sand and small model boats in front of Wat Atui, an active Khmer temple next to the ruins of a small Angkor era temple, which stands in a village between Siem Reap and Phnom Krom.In many places around the world, December is a month filled with holiday celebration. In Cambodia, a predominantly Buddhist nation, the New Year is celebrated in April (right in the middle of the hot season) and is the most important spiritual and social event of the year. Author Tom Vater discusses how the holiday is ...
  • Why do you think Angkor Wat should be on someone’s “bucket” list? Why do you think Angkor Wat should be on someone’s “bucket” list?

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Recent Articles on China

  • Dining Etiquette in Hong Kong A series of dishes in steaming baskets similar.In Hong Kong, communal eating is essential to everything from family life to concluding business deals. Here are a few rules and customs worth following to make sure you end up with food—and not your foot—in your mouth.
  • Identity and the Foreign Population in Hong Kong A bus and pedestrians pass by a snack shop on a street corner.Dual nationalities in Hong Kong are a product of a city that is proud of its multicultural past. Learn more about the history and interaction of locals and foreigners in the city, including the effects of language barriers.
  • Child Safety in China A dragon-shaped miniature rollercoaster car zips by.One of the best things about living in China with children is the abundance of family-friendly activities. However, here are a few safety concerns you should be aware of.

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Recent Articles on India

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Recent Articles on Japan

  • Visiting a Shinto Shrine on New Year’s Eve in Akan A red Torii gate stands out sharply from the snow during the day.On New Year’s Eve, many people in Japan brave the snow to visit Shinto shrines and pray for good fortune in the coming year. Ruthy Kanagy invites us to experience the tradition through her eyes, from making an offering to warming up with grilled mochi and a cup of hot, sweet sake.
  • Cultural Values of Japan Two young men dressed in urban fashion cross at the famous busy Shibuya intersection.Every culture transmits values to its youth, first in the context of family, and then through the educational process. Living abroad expert Ruthy Kanagy discusses the core values of Japanese culture and the diversity that can be found throughout the country.
  • Moving to Tokyo: Choosing Where to Live View of a quiet street with several pedestrians and a business in the foreground.Not sure where to live in Tokyo? Ruthy Kanagy goes over the neighborhoods and suburbs to help you find an area that fits your budget and your lifestyle.

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Other Asia & the Pacific

  • Dining Etiquette in Hong Kong A series of dishes in steaming baskets similar.In Hong Kong, communal eating is essential to everything from family life to concluding business deals. Here are a few rules and customs worth following to make sure you end up with food—and not your foot—in your mouth.
  • The Geography and Weather of South Korea Clouds drift beneath green mountain peaks where a hanging stone teeters at the edge of a cliff.Located on a peninsula bordered to the north by the tightly sealed Demilitarized Zone, South Korea is effectively an island itself. Author Jonathan Hopfner talks about the lay of the land and the seasons of South Korea.
  • Identity and the Foreign Population in Hong Kong A bus and pedestrians pass by a snack shop on a street corner.Dual nationalities in Hong Kong are a product of a city that is proud of its multicultural past. Learn more about the history and interaction of locals and foreigners in the city, including the effects of language barriers.

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