Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Ten of my favorite places on the trip

It was pretty hard to come up with this kind of list but I managed to squeeze it into my busy schedule.  There were definitely other wonderful places (Mae Salong-Thailand, Meung Ngoi-Laos, LiJiang-China) that just barely missed out on the list.

How many years would it have taken to discover all these places if we hadn’t went traveling for so long?

Here they are in chronological order (with a corresponding picture or two):

Koh Jam (Jum), Thailand-This island near Krabi doesn’t have full time electricity and is better off without it.  Great food and an amazing stretch of beach…think ‘quiet time’.

Koh Jum

Koh Jum sunset

Hongsa, Laos-It takes a while to get to dusty Hongsa and there isn’t a lot to do when you get there.  However, it is incredibly peaceful and you can ride an elephant along trails.




Luang Prabang, Laos-Former colonial town that is a lot of fun to hang out in. Everyone in E Asia passes through Laos eventually.



Kalaw, Myanmar-Off the beaten track in Burma where you can do hiking or just relax in the hill country.  One of the best bars in Asia (Hi Snack and Drink).  Great Nepali food.




Hong Kong, China-Absolutely beautiful yet gritty.  Incredible food and excellent shopping.  One of my top 5 cities in the world. 




Songpan, ChinaOne of the few small towns in China.  Horse trek in the gorgeous Sichuan Province and rest up afterwards at the fun tea houses.





Wolong, ChinaFreaking Pandas man!  Everyone loves Pandas! 


One year old Panda

Francie, shifu Wong and shuo yi

Outside of Lhasa, Tibet-Definitely in the running for most stunningly beautiful place on earth. 




Gili Trawangan (Lombok), Indonesia-Incredible atmosphere with no cars on the small, beautiful island.  Incredible snorkeling right off the beach and a vibrant nightlife.





Kaikoura, New ZealandThe beautiful coast and unbelievable plush hills were actually remarkable topped off with a small town and lots of seafood.  Seals, whales, dolphins and sheep–oh my!





November 7, 2007 - Posted by | Beach, burma, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, New Zealand, SE Asia, Sichuan, Thailand, Tibet, Travel, Wolong


  1. you are taking absolutely gorgeous pics!! have u taken some professional training before? and so glad we have been sharing the beautiful scenery in wolong which is in your top 10 together. weeeeeeeee~~ and i love hongkong shopping and food and culture too~~

    Comment by dana | November 9, 2007 | Reply

  2. How hard to get down to TOP TEN!!

    Great Pics – Great Adventure!

    Comment by Cynthia | November 26, 2007 | Reply

  3. Gili Trawanagan is great – but the other 2 islands Gili Air and Gili Meno are fantastic also – and quieter.

    Comment by indcoup | January 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. wow absolutely great picture. Africa is beautiful but Asia as i can see is equally beautiful. I don’t think it’s just your camera. It’s breath taking. I’ve seen the sun rise over masai mara or the sunset at the coast but what i see thru your pictures is unique and breath taking. Makes me think of traveling there.

    Comment by masai mara | March 11, 2008 | Reply

  5. i agree, everybody love Pandas and im one of those

    Comment by Cedric Canierro | June 26, 2008 | Reply

  6. wonderful pics, thanks!

    Comment by Asian Traveller | November 26, 2008 | Reply

  7. Very clear pictures you had! I have been to Great Wall of China too.

    Comment by June | March 8, 2010 | Reply

  8. great pics. i noticed you missed out on the Philippines. There are lot of tourist attractions there. must visit the country next time. (just a thought)

    Comment by aldam23 | July 20, 2010 | Reply

  9. Beautiful pictures of different places in Asia. Hope this blog will be updated in the future. Lots of nice posts here.

    Comment by Nonoy | April 23, 2011 | Reply

  10. precious memory, among so many countries, which country do you like best and which scenic spot is your favorite?

    Comment by 1huanghui | June 19, 2011 | Reply

  11. Love these gorgeous photographs. Consisting in beauty of nature.

    Singapore Enterpass @

    Comment by Mitzi Lambert | December 14, 2011 | Reply

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