A Step Closer to Paradise – A Trip to Asia

Have you ever though about escaping from your daily, boring routine and diving into a fresh new world that you have never experienced before? Did it ever cross your mind that just a few hundred (heh, thousands probably!) miles away you could find the most exotic and colorful bazaar of people, religions and nature? Well, I bet you have thought about that but in most cases your mind would have fantasized about exotic beaches like Miami or the Caribbean isles. Not bad, not at all! However, I have something better to propose, Asia. Yes, if you are seeking for a brand new, shockingly different experience then Asia is the place to go!

Asia is the mother of countless religions, cultures, stories and myths. Each country in Asia has its very unique living style and customs; experiences you might never have if you never leave the boarders of the western world. You should bear in mind that there are lots of countries that you could visit while roaming around Asia. You could be in the most hi-tech country of the world, Japan or you could go to virgin exotic places, never touched by the human kind such as Singapore, Thailand and Laos. Of course, you shouldn’t miss Asia’s big sons, China and India! Sri Lanka is a really good destination if you need to concentrate inside yourself and possibly test your limits.

If you are a fan of sight seeing then you should spend some time in Bangkok and Singapore. You just can’t imagine how beautiful those places are! Apart from sight seeing, you could pay a visit to the Crocodile farm or to one of the Bangkok’s Zoos; you could visit the Thai Human Imagery museum or you could simply relax yourself in spas. In case you are seeking for adventure you could always take a night safari in Singapore and watch all wild animals in action! Of course, there are countless other interesting things to do but wouldn’t it be cooler if you discovered them by yourself?

Have a Wonderful Vacation at Some of the Best Places in Asia

If you want a different kind of experience for your vacation then there is no doubt that Asia is the place to be. It has a lot to offer tourists from exotic dishes to diverse cultures; you will never go wrong when you visit some of the best places Asia is proud of. You will also be introduced to some of the things that you have never seen before that you will only see in this lovely continent. There are just so many reasons why you should come and visit Asia as well as discover the magnificent places and meet warm people.

First off, make sure that Indonesia is on top of your list for your Asian trip. It is your chance to experience Bali and the wonderful cultures you have not yet witnessed.

India offers an exotic vacation to tourists. This is one trip that will surely stick in your memory. Enjoy the boat rides in some of the great rivers there. And if you are looking for some spiritual enlightenment, be prepared to join in with India’s religious citizens. You will discover amazing temples and other architectural wonders.

Bangkok, Thailand should not be missed out on your itinerary. They have got great temples and shrines. When you are there, grab the chance to head to Pattaya as well as the Coral Island.

Vietnam is among the top choices of tourists when they go to Asia. If you are a fan of authentic dishes then enjoy Vietnamese food. You can just walk round the city and explore the many sights. You can also take cruises along their great Mekong River and do not forget to taste Vietnamese fruits too.

For breathtaking sceneries then head to Pakistan. Even though it is known to be a dangerous country, many tourists still come and take a look at what this country has to offer. Discover the wonderful sights of the Himalayan Mountains and visit the Swat Museum as well.

The oh-so-fabulous China should also be visited. There are a lot of great places that you can go to which include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square.

Be prepared to enrich your historical knowledge with some of the museums that you can find in Turkey. There are also great archaeological landmarks like Blue Mosque and Pamukkale’s Hierapolis.

Your Asian trip will never be complete without stopping by at Japan. Have a look at Tokyo City. There are just so many things that you can do there.

Lastly, Singapore is a great place to shop. So make sure that you bring with you your credit card and cash and buy souvenirs, electronics and clothes that you like.

These are the best places in Asia so if you want to know about each country’s famous hot spots you can always check online.

Sunrise – 1 Year on From the ASIA Launch

Nearly a year has passed since Early Bird Sunrise registration began for the coveted new.asia domain extension, the Early Bird Sunrise period (SR2a) was the first opportunity for commercial entities to register a.asia extension. Prior to this, registration was limited to Asian governments wishing to submit their public bodies and culturally or economically important domains during the pre-Sunrise period.

Throughout the commercial Sunrise period, entry was limited to those companies with registered trademarks trading in on of the 72 Asian countries as defined by ICANN, the period was split into four sub-periods which ran consecutively with the entry requirements becoming less stringent over time, and finally closed for new registration on January 31 2008. On March 26 2008 the.asia Go Live registration period started allowing anyone around the world to buy a.asia domain, and prompted a wave of speculators to begin buying up cyber real-estate from web hosts in the hope that a few companies with sloppy marketing departments had missed the Sunrise window.

So why is the.asia extension so important, when the region has functioned perfectly well over the years with.com and the other Asian regional extensions?

Put simply.asia provides a unifying sense of economic identity for the region which has over 500 million internet users (compared with 315 million in Europe and 253 million in the USA) a number which is growing steadily all the time as the cost of technology decreases..asia also allows companies to demonstrate an online presence and expand in to a region with one of the fastest moving economies in the world. That said how many companies have taken advantage of their newly acquired domains and actually set up a live site, well fewer that you would expect, a search of the obvious key players (Pepsi, Ford etc) returned “error page not found messages” Toyota the third largest Asian company according to Business Week’s ‘Top 25 Asian Companies’ have not set up a.asia page, Sony the seventh largest Asian company’s site is “under construction” and 7eleven the mini-market of choice for the region has their domain ‘parked’ in fact of the well known international brands only Honda seems to have a fully functioning.asia domain. So why this reticence to embrace.asia? Do we expect to see a wealth of new.asia sites before the end of the year? Or, are the big players just happy with the fact that they have secured their plot and are now content to sit on the fence while the price of the cyber real estate rises around them?

On thing does seem certain – this area is bound to take off eventually, and although the transition is slow it is gradually happening, with millions of quality domain names still on offer it could be time to speculate and buy your company’s piece of.asia before somebody else does.