Asia, the world’s largest and most diverse continent! Asia has both the highest and the lowest points on the surface of Earth, has the longest coastline of any continent, is subject overall to the world’s widest climatic extremes, and, consequently, produces the most varied forms of vegetation and animal life on Earth. We are happy to share with you our Asian Travel Stories. Just click on the below map to reach your desired destination and the related travel stories, or navigate further in the sub-menus to choose based on a country.
Dreaming about the best Asian vacation? Just navigate further in the sub-menus to choose based on a country. As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown for travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Asian Travel Stories, feel inspired, and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!
Qué hacer en Bangkok – Una lista de cosas que ver
Con este artículo queremos explicarte qué esperar y qué hacer en Bangkok para que tu visita sea aún más fácil.
Have you ever heard of the Snoopy Island?
Snoopy Island is located off the coast of Fujairah within a 2-hour-long drive from Dubai. This island is a rocky marine outcrop situated a hundred meters from the Sandy Beach Hotel at Al Aqah. Crystal clear waters and incredibly beautiful coral reefs are some of the reasons why this island is a popular hangout for…
Dubai Budget List
In this article we share activities that we can do in Dubai for free, and food and accommodation options for people who are travelling to Dubai on a budget.
What to do in Delhi – The magic capital of the chaos
In this article we will share with you what to do in Delhi, the magical capital of chaos, out of our experience.
Jama Masjid in Delhi – The muslim gem in India
Jama Masjid in Delhi is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the biggest mosques in India. Each year, millions of people visit Jama Masjid to experience its spiritual energy.
Top attractions of Kuala Lumpur
In this article we will see what to do in the capital of Malaysia and the top attractions of Kuala Lumpur.
What to do at Bangkok – A bucket list
Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world. The city has a rich culture and history, which draws many visitors to its streets and temples. With this article we want to explain what to expect and what to do at Bangkok to make your visit even easier.
Cruzar la frontera desde los EAU a Omán en coche y viceversa
¿Cruzar la frontera desde los EAU a Omán en coche? Sí, aquí estamos para ayudarte. En este artículo resumimos nuestra experiencia.
Isla Al Noor – La isla maravilla de Sharjah, Emiratos Árabes Unidos
La isla de Al Noor es conocida por su biosfera tropical llena de mariposas flotantes y por ser una de las maravillas de Sharjah.
Qué hacer en Ras Al Khaimah – El emirato del Norte
Descubre en este artículo qué hacer en Ras Al Khaimah en un agradable día de visita o de vacaciones en este emirato de EAU.
El Museo de la Civilización Islámica – Sharjah, Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Calculamos 2 horas para visitar el Museo de la Civilización Islámica de Sharjah, pero al final pasamos allí 4-5 horas.
Sohar in Oman. The origin of Oman’s name.
Sohar in Oman is an ancient and relevant capital of the country. Once upon a time, , this settlement would have given Oman its name.
What to do in Ras Al Khaimah – The emirate of the North
Ras Al Khaimah is a contrasting Emirate and an interesting tourist destination. Discover in this article what to do in Ras Al Khaimah on a nice day visit or vacation.
The Museum of Islamic Civilization – Sharjah, UAE
We had the chance to visit this amazing Museum in August 2022. We spent there 4-5 hours, and hardly could finish the visit. So much information and so many things to understand about the Islamic Civilization, highly recommended.
Al Noor Island – The magical wonderland of Sharjah, UAE
As one of the main family attractions in Sharjah, Al Noor Island is known for its tropical biosphere filled with floating butterflies. But this lovely island offers much more to its visitors. So let’s see now the best things to do during a visit at Al Noor Island in Sharjah.
Border crossing by car – from UAE to Oman & back
In this article we summarise our experiences how was to cross the boarder by a car that we rented in Abu Dhabi, from the UAE to Oman and back.
The best of Ajman, the most unnoticed of the United Arab Emirates
In this article we will discover the best of Ajman, the smallest of all the seven emirates. Ajman is famous for its beautiful beaches.
Discover Umm Al Quwain, the alive past of the UAE
Discover Umm Al Quwain is the best to take a look at how they were before the petrol boom in the United Arab Emirates.
The best of Fujairah, the last of the Emirates
Fujairah was the last emirate to join the United Arab Emirates. Nevertheless, Fujairah may be worth becoming your first choice in the UAE.
Dubai or Abu Dhabi? 10 facts to consider before you choose!
Dubai or Abu Dhabi? We share here 10 facts to consider before you choose among these two amazing UAE cities!
Dubai Bucket List – The top 30 places we visited in 1 week
We have spent one week in Dubai during the summer of 2022. A week is sufficient time to visit most of the attractions that Dubai can offer to the tourists. So, you can absolutely rely on this article if you want to understand what the must-see sights of Dubai are. Now you can discover Dubai…
The 7 emirates of the United Arab Emirates
This article is a technical comparison between the 7 emirates of the United Arab Emirates in tourist terms.
Discover Sharjah, the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates
Discover Sharjah is to travel to a cultural capital. With its museums and heritage, it ranks high in the UAE’s tourism.
Ras al Hadd, Oman – More than turtles
If you are looking for turtles in Oman, one of the most recommended places that you will most certainly read about is Ras al Hadd. Indeed, this place is a perfect spot to see turtles, but beyond that it offers other activities as well. Here below you can find our Ras al Hadd guide, and…
Visitar Catar aparte del Mundial 2022
Puedes visitar Catar en cualquier momento. Aun así, debes saber que desde el próximo 20 de noviembre al 18 de diciembre, Catar organizará el Mundial de fútbol 2022. El país solicitó hace casi doce años por primera vez. Al final y a base de insistir, la Federación Internacional de Fútbol (FIFA) otorgó a Catar la…
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque – Muscat, Oman
Read the most comprehensive overview about Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. When to visit, how to dress, is there any entrance fee? You will get answers on all your questions here by Besides the Obvious.
Visit Qatar besides the World Cup 2022
You can visit Qatar anytime besides the Football World Cup 2022. Even so, from the next November 20 to December 18, Qatar will organize this worldwide event. The country applied almost twelve years ago for the first time and finally almost twelve years ago the International Football Federation (FIFA) awarded Qatar with the approval to…
Muscat Bucket List – Top 10 Things to See in the Omani Capital
Read the most comprehensive Muscat Bucket List by Besides the Obvious and discover what to do in the Omani capital!
Sur in Oman, overview of a ship building town
This Sur in Oman overview introduces a town best known for the ship building of traditional Omani Dhows, part of the Sur’s rich heritage.
Oman Bucket List – Top 15 places to discover in Oman
Let’s see our ultimate Oman bucket list. We share here our favourites, the top 15 places to discover in Oman.
Jabreen Castle, the very impressive castle in Oman
Jibreen Castle or Jabreen Castle is a very impressive castle in Oman. It is a heritage building close to Bahla and Nizwa.
Where to see turtles in Oman?
Where to see turtles in Oman? In this article we will answer the question. But in short: almost in all mentioned turtle beaches. But you don’t necessarily need to pay for a tour, in the right hours of the day you might find turtles by yourself as well, very close to you! We will list…
Bahla in Oman, the image of the perfect fort
Bahla, the first Omani town in the UNESCO World Heritage List is a well preserved ancient town with a magnificent fort.
Masirah Bucket List – The perfect roundtrip on Masirah, Oman’s largest island
Masirah is an Indian Ocean island, 20km off central Omans coast, south of the Wahiba Sands. Masirah is 95km long and between 12-14km wide. Masirah, also written as Masira, is a small island of Oman, located in the Arabian Sea, just off the southeastern coast of the country.
Nizwa in Oman, a capital delight
Nizwa in Oman is the ancient capital of the sultanate of Oman and perhaps the most touristic city in the whole country.
Jebel Hafeet, the best viewpoint of Al Ain
Jebel Hafeet is a mountain range forged out of craggy and the highest peak in Abu Dhabi and probably the best view point over Al Ain.
A tourist visit to Al Ain
A tourist visit to Al Ain is always a good plan, for expats, locals and regular foreign tourists. This is still an Oasis in the desert.
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