GoNOMAD Travel articles about Asia.
The Shaman of Siberut Getting down to business By Gary Long People bed down early on Pulau Siberut, the largest of the Mentawai islands that lie 120km off the West Coast of Sumatra, and for good reason. Early morning wake up calls arrive, not by prior arrangement but automatically, courtesy of the pigs and chickens […]
Singapore Sling: A Wild Time in Singapore By Lauryn Axelrod Singapore was a 3-day layover: another stopping point in which to recoup and relax for a few days before heading to Bali for the next month. But the real reason for stopping in Singapore was the zoo: the Singapore Zoological Gardens is one of the […]
The GoNOMAD Adventure in Mongolia By Lauryn Axelrod GoNOMAD Founder When I was a kid, Mongolia was the end of the earth – a desolate, dry place where your parents threatened to send you if you were bad. I believed them. But my parents didn’t know what they were talking about. Neither did I. If […]
By Graham Simmons A fish frying in boiling oil might not be the stuff of gripping story material. But when the fish is no ordinary fish, the oil is a secret concoction that would put Colonel Sanders to shame, and the restaurant has given its name to a whole street, then the story takes on […]
By Ania Trzecieski Ulsan, South Korea — I’d been to a bathhouse twice before. I just wash, shave my legs, (as my apt is too cold) and I settle into one of the two hot tubs to enjoy the heat and the experience. The Korean women spend vast amounts of time meticulously scrubbing every part […]