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There are many places to go in Asia, as it is the largest continent on the planet, including countries like China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and Japan. In total there are 48 UN members 6 other states included within Asia. This gives you a lot of options as to what sort of asian vacation you may like to make. Would you like the vibrant and busy holiday you can get in India or would you prefer exploring the more rural and green locations of Vietnam, perhaps you would prefer the advanced technological feel of Japan.
Before going you will want to decide on what it is you want to see and what time of year would be best to see that. Many places in Asia have rainy seasons and the monsoons can be an experience in themselves but it may be a little uncomfortable should you not want wet weather and instead are travelling for the sun. Other things might be specific events such as visiting China for the Chinese new year or Thailand for their water festival Songkran.
With so much to choose from and so many things to do you may find yourself overwhelmed so here are three more holiday ideas highlighted for you to help you start thinking more specifically about an adventure to Asia:
Asia is a big place and detailing travel tips for each country is nearly impossible, however we can give you a few tips specific to the asian regions along with a few helpful tips that are useful to know where ever you go.
The most important tip for any travel is to use your brain. Many people go a little crazy when travelling, and believe themselves immune to danger, they stop paying attention or take greater risks and don't stop to think about any consequences, so just make sure you use your common sense and chances are both you, and your hosts, will have a far better time.
Where ever you go in Asia, like with any holiday or trip you take, it is useful to have travel insurance that covers you for what you need. If you intend on riding a scooter or motorbike while out there make sure your policy remains valid. The medical assistance lines provided by medical travel insurance policies can become really important should you find yourself ill and unable to communicate the issues to local doctors.
With the cost of the flights to get out there the cancellation cover is useful and you may wish to add on travel disruption cover since it can be quite costly should any part of your journey cause an issue. Otherwise make sure your policy gives you enough baggage and personal belongings cover to cover the loss of any souvenir you may pick up along with any items you take with you.
As per normal we at medical travel insurance can aid you in finding travel insurance for your Asian vacation just click here to go and get a quote. Make sure to add the options you want such as cruise or travel disruption to get the cover you want or need.
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