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Martial arts in Asia

Muay ThaiMuay Thai is the Traditional martial art for Thailand a well known professional sport and a favorite for tourist to see in action at the lumpini stadium.Many westerners travel to Thailand to learn this martial art or to expand their knowledge of the sport.There is a Thai boxing gym not far from my hotel and the majority of students there are farang.Muay Thai is a tough sport a blend of Karate style kicks and strikes with elbow,knees and boxing style punches.If you watch K1 on TV a lot o…

The Festivals

The FestivalsThe Philippines is a dominantly Catholic country. The whole year round is full of celebration in various parts of the country in honor of patron saints, thanksgiving for a good harvest, or a foundation day of a certain place.The Filipinos will find any reason, that has a relevance to their place, to have a festival! But this is one tradition that you should not miss when traveling to the Philippines.The townspeople and city folks alike, really look forward to their festivals or fies…

Koh Samet

Koh SametHoneymoon IslandTropical Islands and Asian girls what more could you want.Koh Samet is a small beautiful Island a little over 200km from Bangkok,it is part of the national park and has a 200 baht entry fee.This sun drenched and low traffic Island is the perfect getaway for Asian dating couples or honeymooners and unlike the Koh Samui and Phuket,here you can get peace,quiet and Romantic privacy.Long white beaches and clear blue water with Umbrella and deck chair for hire,enjoy the beach…

Takraw

TakrawThai style volleyballThis game similar to volleyball but instead of hands you use feet,knees.elbows and head the ball,it is a fun game to watch and no doubt fun to play,but you need the skills as the more fancy the kick over the net the more points you get,it is very popular in Thailand and can be seen at many parks where there is room for them to play.It is also played in the other Asian countries in Malaysia it is called Sepak Raga in Indonesia- Sepak Takraw,Laos-Kator and Philippines-Si…

Phnom Penh

Phnom PenhA Journey back in Time.Cambodia is playing catch up with other Asia nations this modernization can be seen in Phnom Penh however it has a long way to go and for many expats the longer it takes the better as it is a laid back and a cheap place to live ,I have noticed with Thailand that its modernization has taken away a lot of its magic.One of the biggest attractions for Phnom Penh and Cambodia for visitors are the ancient temple ruins of Angkor Wat surrounded by encroaching jungle adds…