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Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane, the charming and tranquil capital of Laos, offers a unique blend of serene Buddhist culture and French colonial heritage. As ...

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Laos History

Laos, Lao PDR, the Lao P.D.R. or just Lao – which is correct? Although the name was changed officially in 1975, the country is still referred ...

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Opening a Bar in Thailand – Is it realistic?

Moving to a country like Thailand and opening your own bar sounds like a pipe dream for many people – it ...

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How to Start Teaching in Asia

It can be done. The good news is there are an enormous number of teaching positions available around the world, and not enough ...

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Religion in Asia: What are the main faiths?

The world’s main faiths religions or philosophies include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islamism, Judaism, Shintoism, Sikhism and Taoism. There are common ...

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Easiest VISAs for Asian Countries

Questions such as “Do I need a visa for … on a … passport?” or “What’s a Schengen Visa? (scroll to ...

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What is the Most Corrupt Country in Asia?

Many Westerners from the US or Europe think that their country is corrupt. There’s no other way to say it – ...

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Dating in Asia: A Comprehensive Guide for Westerners Retiring in Asia

Dating in Asia presents a unique and enriching experience for Westerners looking to retire in this vibrant part of the world. ...

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Laos Heart Culture

Most people are aware of the existence of major differences between Asian and Western culture and logic. Despite this awareness, Westerners ...

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Laos Visa

Visas for Laos are needed for all passports except Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia, Luxembourg and Switzerland. According to agreements made ...

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Laos Accommodation

The present-day Lao capital Vientiane and UNESCO World Heritage Site city and former Lao Kingdom capital of Luang Prabang have hotels ...

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Laos

In 2013, Lao Central Airlines, a subsidiary of the privately owned Phongsavanh banking and commercial group,  took delivery of a new 93 seat Russian Sukhoi ...

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Indonesia

Indonesia, a country of over 17,000 islands, offers a unique blend of cultures, landscapes, and experiences. It’s a place where ancient ...

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Brunei

A lesser known independent nation of Southeast Asia and member of ASEAN is also one of the world’s smallest countries with ...

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Malaysia: A Paradise for Retirement

Malaysia, a jewel in Southeast Asia, offers an enchanting blend of modern comforts and rich cultural heritage. It’s a destination that ...

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Myanmar

Welcome to Retire Asia’s in-depth guide to retiring in Myanmar. Known for its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality, ...

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Thailand: A Comprehensive Guide for Retirees Seeking a Serene Asian Haven

Thailand, often hailed as the Land of Smiles, presents a compelling blend of vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and a cost of ...

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East and West Timor

Nestled between the vast Asian continent and the Australian outback, Timor offers a unique blend of cultural richness and natural beauty. ...

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