Category Archives: Asia

Vietnamese Cuisine: The Common Rice Dishes

For thousands of years, rice has been the most important crop in Vietnam. It is the country’s primary staple food and thus it plays a fundamental role in Vietnamese culture. These days, rice remains a vital ingredient of Vietnamese cuisine despite all the changes in cooking methods and eating patterns over the past decades.

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Jiuzhaigou: A Journey to the Mythical Valley

It is said that if there should be a paradise on earth, Jiuzhaigou must be one of them. According to Tibetans, there is no equal elsewhere that has overwhelming sceneries as this valley. It combines serene crystal clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, lush green forests, and snowed-capped mountains.

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Korean Cuisine: First Taste of Korean Royal Dishes

Artful presentation and refined taste, Korean royal dishes demonstrate a centuries-long tradition of cooking that has been passed down by court cooks and royal descendants for generations. It’s the feast for all five senses and is often considered the highest form of dining in Korean cuisine.

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The Regeneration of Seoul Downtown

A busy commuter highway was transformed into a nature-filled public area. An abandoned stadium was replaced by a world-class exhibition center. And on the site of the old campus, a man-made canyon was created. Seoul has received a major facelift for the last few years. From a mere industrial center in the 1960s, it has grown into a modern, eco-friendly capital that many cities in the world want to model after.

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The Journey along Vietnam South Central Coast

Flanked by verdant mountains on one side and the blue sea on the other, the trail along Vietnam South Central Coast is easily the most picturesque in the country. This route stretches over 800 kilometers from Binh Thuan to Da Nang, passing through a series of astonishing beaches and bays.

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The Colors of Hong Kong

Bright and colorful, Hong Kong has never failed to impress first-time visitors. They are often overwhelmed by the rainbow of colors seen in the brightly lit shop fronts, in the delicious food, and on the dazzling skyline. Some would say that this mixture of colors characterizes Hong Kong as the melting pot of culture. And each color represents an aspect of the bustling life that thrives amid towering buildings.

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