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5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting

‘We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not we are homesick for the places we have never known’  – Carson Mccullers (destinations in Asia worth revisiting)

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Lombok Bali

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting

This post may seem like a queer one as I have never been an advocate for going to a travel destination more than once.  The world is so big and there is so much to explore, why come back to the same place?!

 But in 2015, my upcoming revisit back to Krabi, and not long back in April – Bali, had got me reconsidering why some places are meant to keep returning.

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting

#5 Krabi                                    

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Krabi Thailand Rockclimbing

  5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting- Kayaking beneath the beautiful rock features

Kayaking beneath the beautiful rock features

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Attempting deep water solo, which is rock climbing over water. Not for the fainthearted. (Image credited to Wu Zhuoyi)

Attempting deep water solo, which is rock climbing over water. Not for the fainthearted. (Image credited to Wu Zhuoyi)

Read more about my previous Krabi trip here.

#4 Seoul, South Korea

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting- One of the few countries in Asia which is amazing to visit all year round due to its 4 seasons!

One of the few countries in Asia which is amazing to visit all year round due to its 4 seasons! A cheaper alternative to Japan ( which can be rather hefty if you aren’t careful). Korea presents a comparable experience whether you are going there in summer to stroll around sunny Jeju island, or winter skiing/ snowboarding at Yongpyong.

Not to forget, Korea has mouthwatering food that suits the extreme palettes of Asians or anyone who loves spice!

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Our sumptuous barbeque dinner near Hongik University train station

Our sumptuous barbeque dinner near Hongik University train station

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Visited the local fish market. The range of fresh seafood is massive, and there are also restaurants linked to each shop where you can buy and get them to cook your fresh purchase to consume on the spot.

Visited the local fish market. The range of fresh seafood is massive, and there are also restaurants linked to each shop where you can buy and get them to cook your fresh purchase to consume on the spot.

#3 Bali, Indonesia 

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Who can forget Bali - the Zen hideout where Yoga Gurus and Balinese Masseuses flock to to master the art of their craft.

Who can forget Bali – the Zen hideout where Yoga Gurus and Balinese Masseuses flock to to master the art of their craft.
Bali is definitely a hip and trendy location with a good mix of varied eateries, vintage shops and traditional Balinese culture. This is a perfect location for any occasion: be it for a bachelor/rette party or a romantic getaway.

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Spotted colourful wooden shacks along the streets of Semiyak. For those who are looking for unique designer beach wear, Bali certainly has rows of such vintage designer shops for your browsing.

Spotted colourful wooden shacks along the streets of Semiyak. For those who are looking for unique designer beach wear, Bali certainly has rows of such vintage designer shops for your browsing.

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Staying in a private villa is a must-do when you are there. Most of them come with your own private pool for an early morning dip. Prices to stay in one can be as affordable as a hotel stay.

Staying in a private villa is a must-do when you are there. Most of them come with your own private pool for an early morning dip. Prices to stay in one can be as affordable as a hotel stay.

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Great barbequed seafood available.

Great barbequed seafood available.

For the adventurous spirit sort, Bali also has awesome diving spots. Go in the correct season and you can find reef sharks and spot the occasional manta ray.

5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting - Diving

#2 New Zealand

New Zealand (Image credited to Wendy Song)

New Zealand (Image credited to Wendy Song)

Considered part of the Oceania region of Asia Pacific, this amazing location has so much to offer that it cannot be covered in 1 trip. 2 weeks can only aid you in covering either the north or the south island at ease. Would strongly encourage you to experience at least a small stretch of it in a campervan or the more commonly known term here – RV.
Lastly, the picturesque landscapes just make you keep coming back for the next nature fix, and possibly experience it in a different season as well

The view just makes every picture come out amazing. This beautiful picture was taken at the lookout point along Lake Wakatipu.

The view just makes every picture come out amazing. This beautiful picture was taken at the lookout point along Lake Wakatipu.

Look at how clear the shoreline is. The weather that day was awesome - January summer sun.

Look at how clear the shoreline is. The weather that day was awesome – January summer sun.

 

 Last but not least – #1 Bangkok!

Yes, Thailand appears again!

Yes, Thailand appears again!


Who can forget the Thai capital – Bangkok! Considered the best, if not one of the best places in Asia for affordable shopping, Bangkok also has one of the highest amount of cheap transit flights going there.
Hence, if there is 1 location that keeps shopaholics coming back, its got to be Bangkok.
Find out where are the best hideouts that the locals go to shop.
Find out where are the best hideouts that the locals go to shop. Some of the commonly known are Pratunam or Chatuchak. However, the gorgeous clothes you see up here are spotted at Asiatique the Riverfront.
My partner-in-crime as we tried out the local street food. Steaming hot tom yam soup and grilled fish on the spot, bound to satisfy you after a long day of shopping.

My partner-in-crime as we tried out the local street food. Steaming hot tom yam soup and grilled fish on the spot, bound to satisfy you after a long day of shopping.

The local specialty - Beef noodles. I always associate Thailand with this trademark noodle soup dish.
The local specialty – Beef noodles. I always associate Thailand with this trademark noodle soup dish.
And hence conclude my post about the 5 places in Asia to revisit. Do note that these amazing places has so much more beyond what was stated, so go visit them for yourself and you will know what makes these places so nostalgic for a second visit.
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5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting – Find out which are the top 5 cities that are the most popular to return for a 2nd time. Krabi ranked at #5..
5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting
Thus concludes the post on 5 Destinations in Asia worth revisiting.

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