Welcome to Asia

The continent home to the majority of the human population, Asia is the earth’s largest continent with a wide range of languages and religions. From 1 to 1800 A.D. China and India were considered the largest economies in the world and attracted many to the east. Asia consists of 48 UN member countries and 6 other states.

Indonesia is an amazing country and with its rich culture and friendly people, a few common phrases will go a long way during your stay.There's a tons of articles out there to help you get your common phrases right, so we've pulled together a few common ones if you're travelling to Indonesia anytime soon.

Planning your trip to Indonesia over the Spring/Summer break? How about some videos to motivate and inspire your adventure through the archipelago

You're all excited for your magical trip to Indonesia. You're thinking sand, shopping, relaxing by the pool, going on a food safari and taking photos and videos of everything while you're there. Before you jet off, here are a few sites and apps to download before you land.

If you're looking for a place in Indonesia to visit that isn't packed with tourists (i.e. Bali), may we suggest the Gili Islands? Gili is west of Bali and is made up of three islands - Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air.

If you've got a sweet tooth, it's sometimes hard to find or choose traditional desserts unless you know what you're looking for. To help you before you go travelling to the largest archipelago in the world, here are a few mouth-watering desserts you need to know.

Jealous of all of the Bali videos, or the great food pics from all your friends on Facebook? Chances are they did their research before they travelled and knew where to go and how to get there.

When you are packing for Sri Lanka you may get halfway through and then think “but what do I actually need to bring?” The last thing you want to do is over-pack for a trip where you’ll be travelling on foot a lot of the time so, to help lighten the load, Cover-More has come up with a suggested packing list for Sri Lanka to help you avoid over-packing and help you bring exactly what you do need.

With four major religions and more than 25 public holidays annually, Sri Lanka has mastered the art of colourful, entertaining and tourist-worthy festivals. While most celebrations are religious in nature, all are welcome to partake. Whether you are looking to expand your cultural knowledge or experience a different religion, here is our rundown of the Sri Lankan festivals you must see.

Sri Lankan cuisine is a reflection of both its diverse landscape and its resourceful people. With a tropical environment of coconut-fringed wet zones, arid dry zones and cooler tea-coated highlands, almost anything can grow and live here. This means that vegetables, fruit, fish, meat and spices are all in abundance and come in a wide variation. Though, considering how many foreigners visit Sri Lanka it is surprising how few actually manage to sample the local food. The restaurants and cafes tend to cater to Western tastebuds, and the larger and more posh hotels stick with international fare. Since Sri Lanka does not traditionally have a dining-out culture, much of the best food is cooked in the home, and if you don’t mix with the locals, you are unlikely to uncover the culinary delights on offer here.

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest city as well as its capital. While beaches tend to be the real draw for a holiday in Sri Lanka, if you take a break from sunning and relaxing on the beach and head into the capital, you’ll be able to see a lot more of the Sri Lankan culture. There’s a mix of modern buildings and ancient temples, high-fashion shopping malls and pretty parks, and much more. Come explore Colombo no matter how short your time in Sri Lanka is. Once you get past the sprawling city layout and crowded city centres, you’ll find that the city grows on you, and the longer you stay, the more you’ll love Colombo.

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