Asia on my mind

Asia is the world’s largest continent and home to more than 60% of the world’s population. It’s a continent of incredible contrasts; from the frozen north to the expansive steppe in Central Asia and the deserts in the Middle East, and the glistening peaks of the Himalayas to the pristine beaches of Southeast Asia, and the futuristic skylines of cities like Shanghai and Tokyo to tribal villages scattered across the continent. It’ll take several lifetimes to explore this wondrous continent! I’m going back to Asia – Malaysia and Indonesia to be exact – in several weeks to visit my family and friends and I’ve been thinking a lot about this trip. When I think of Asia, I think of its amazing nature, vibrant cities, awesome food, colourful cultures and glorious beaches. Scroll down to check out photos of Asia on Velvet Escape (click on any of the images to read the corresponding post). ENJOY my impressions of Asia! I can’t wait to return! 🙂

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A rickshaw in Penang, Malaysia.

Corn vendor, Jimbara, Bali

Corn vendor, Jimbara, Bali

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Temple ruins in the jungle at the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia.

Bathing ritual at the Sacred Water temple in Bali.

Bathing ritual at the Sacred Water temple in Bali.

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The stunning skyline of Hong Kong.

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The resplendent Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.

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The Blue Mansion in Penang, Malaysia.

Ganesh Chaturthi (image courtesy of J Pereira)

Ganesh Chaturthi in India (image courtesy of J Pereira)

Emerald Bay, Pangkor Laut (image courtesy of Phalinn) in Malaysia.

Emerald Bay, Pangkor Laut (image courtesy of Phalinn) in Malaysia.

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Delicious wonton noodles in Hong Kong!

Sunset in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Sunset in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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The Three Gorges in China.

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A herder in Mongolia.

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The mountains and the colours of Wadi Rum in Jordan.

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Echmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia.

Whale-shark diving in Oslob, Philippines (image courtesy of Adam Brill).

Whale-shark diving in Oslob, Philippines (image courtesy of Adam Brill).

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Hello paradise! Perhentian Kecil island in Malaysia.

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Elephants in a river near Kandy, Sri Lanka.

The first orangutan to appear!

Orangutan in Sabah, Malaysia.

Bechak or rickshaws in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Bechak or rickshaws in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Ko Phi Phi Le, Thailand.

Ko Phi Phi Le, Thailand.

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The Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong.

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Penang Laksa – one of my absolute favourite Malaysian dishes!

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And here’s another: Penang Char Kuey Teow!

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The Monastery deep in the mountains of Petra, Jordan

Rice terraces in Bali.

Rice terraces in Bali.

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Mount Ararat and Little Ararat in Eastern Turkey.

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Dubai

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The stunning view of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Red-robed monks in Myanmar.

Red-robed monks in Myanmar.

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One Response to “Asia on my mind”

  1. Damon and Jo 17/08/2015 6:29 pm
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    Ahh Asia has been on our minds too! Trust us! The only thing is: we haven’t gone yet.
    These pictures are beautiful…brb, getting on the first flight out! 😛

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