Your Master of Ceremonies travels a lot in the world, but mostly in Asia, because my attraction is endlessly toward the East. Actually, I spent all my earnings for travelling.
I am a traveller, not a tourist. One of the most amazing pastimes and the "building character" is not negligible. If you are travelling with opened eyes and heart you will find real treasures. I usually hook up in simple circumstances and prefer local customs. So I'm just wearing a slipper, short-sleeve shirt, tricot and my essential leica camera (because I love to capture magical moments :))
I discover local food specialties, wander in the jungle, and take the pics of the amazing temples. "At the root of everything, analogy is the secret, secret relationship between things. The analogy is the basis of magic", as I have already written about Cambodia in the newspaper Max . Asia is such a wonderful place. In many places, magic can still be felt. The air is flickering. The invisible dancing apsaras, devas, raksasas (in the hindu mithology: the celestial dancers, "gods" (the glittering), demons) are around us. From far away the bells are jingling with warm tone, this melodiously melancholy melts together with the sounds of cicadas, and the sweet scents of lotus and frangipani fly in the air. This is what magnetizes me to Asia again and again.
It is a character training to see how gentle, unselfish people live between misery and vicissitudes in Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar). The smells, flavors, teachings and knowledge of other cultures should be absorbed by all other people.
As a Buddhist saying goes, "There is only one that the robbers cant take away. There is only one but one with you beyond the gate of death."
For my travels, I used the Lonely Planet travel guides - sight, accommodation, foods and drinks, what to buy, health, local customs, etc, not to be missed it! I recommend it with wholeheartedly! .....and already has it in eBook format!