Cheap Hotels in Asia, Problems to Expect and Avoid!

For cheap hotels in Asia it seems to be a standard practice that they will take you to the worst room they have first. This is not as dumb as it may sound as when the day gets longer if someone has taken the bad rooms, and then the hotels have a better chance of renting the good rooms at the last minute. Almost guaranteed, that if you reserve a room over the internet you are not going to get the best rooms, unless you are very specific with your room reservation. Most times you are not familiar with the hotel, so you need to do some research and see if previous guests have complained about a problem, then reserve accordingly.

Look for bugs, some cheap hotels don’t do a good job of controlling pests like mosquitoes which at best will give you a bad night tossing and turning, a nightmare night would be contracting a tropical disease like dengue fever. When you are doing a walk through of the room check in the bathroom move the shower curtain, or the towels if they are hanging, if you get an airborne squadron of mosquitoes, it is not a good sign. If one room has them a good bet is they all will have them. You still might take the room and burn a mossy coil or get the hotel to spray the room then turn the air on, or have a fan blowing over you at night when you sleep in case any were missed. Make sure that they spray under the bed!

Check the windows that they are locked and that you can lock them. Look to see if there is access to the window from outside. I have seen it a few times where they hook your pants or small bags through the windows which can cause a pretty good hit if you have a wad in your pocket or they get your camera bag! Try to remember to keep things away from windows and out of sight, either in a closet or under the bed.

Turn on the air and check the lights & TV that there is not a problem; the cheap hotels & guesthouses often don’t manage their maintenance well and the staff does the absolute minimum which means they are not telling the management what is not working correctly. Broken things might stay that way for a long time as many problems will not show up until after the guest is settled in and then is stuck with the decision to move to a different room or accommodation or to stay and put up with the inconvenience. It is always better to catch problems early rather than to be aggravated later.

By doing these simple things I have had many more good experiences in Asia than bad. I also find that a sense of humor and some patience will a long way. A cheap 2 star hotel should not be compared against a 5 star hotel, so lower your expectations laugh a little and you will travel longer and further for less money.

3 Best Places to Travel in Asia

Asia has been recognized all throughout the world as the continent that houses heaps of marvelous beaches and rich cultural heritage. In fact, many Western travelers find several countries in Asia as their haven and perfect places to relax their body from a whole year round of tiring activities. What we have here are top Asian destinations that you and your family will definitely love.
 
Thailand
 
The country of Thailand receives millions of tourist visits every year. Despite some troubles affecting its current government, visitors and travelers are not affected with it since all they want is to have a place to relax and enjoy a perfect holiday. Spots like Phuket and Bangkok are two of the most visited regions in Thailand that boast their rich and crystal clear beaches.
 
Indonesia
 
People most associate Indonesia with the devastating tsunami that hit the country and few of its neighbors in 2004. But honestly, Indonesia is more than what we think it is. The country prides hundreds of world renowned tourist destinations such as beaches, live museums, and magnificent scenic beauty.
 
The towering temples and grand pagodas in the country are among the most popular destinations in Indonesia that continue to receive millions of visitor each year. Travelers, historians, and other visitors never miss to take photographs of these places during their visit.
 
Adding to that heritage are the enticing beaches populating the country. Bali in particular is a world class destination where pristine beaches are abundant. Hollywood movie stars often spend their vacation here and many newly webs are also taking pleasure in the island.
 
Philippines
 
Dubbed as the Pearl of the Orient, Philippines dearly proved that glory by showcasing tons of tourist attractions present in the archipelago. The country is not just home to luxurious beach clubs such as those built in Boracay, but also to compassionate and loving citizens. The country is also a sanctuary of several endangered species as the spotted dear.
 
For tourists who love to go by the beach, the country can provide many places to spend a fabulous vacation. Aside from Aklan where the famous Boracay can be found, places like Negros, Panay, Apo, and Palawan are also good places to spend a beach holiday.

Uncover the Mysteries of Asia

Have you been to Asia? Have you explored the beauty of Asia? If no is your answer, you have missed a bit of your life. Asia has a lot to show to the people and to tourists as well. Asia houses some of the best tropical countries which is very much ideal to those who would like to get a taste of hot summer weather. It is more than perfect especially for tourists from the west who always have cool temperature. There are actually many things that Asia could offer and not just those beaches. There are spots here that have been recorded as one of the wonders of the world. There are also places which has a wide and interesting history to share to newcomers. Asia is known as the largest continent and with its size comes a lot of places to explore.

Where to Go in Asia

If you are the type of person looking for tropical beaches, you can visit the islands of the Philippines like Boracay, Cam Sur, Siargao and Palawan. There are also beaches in Thailand, Bali in Indonesia and Langkawi in Malaysia. If you are the person who loves looking at temples and historical figures, Thailand is the place to be. If you are looking for great cuisine and a lot of modern tourists’ spots, you can go to Singapore. If you love to shop, you can go to Hong Kong. If you would also like to see some of the wonders of the world, you can go to China for the Great Wall of China, to the Philippines for the Banaue Rice Terraces, etc. Aside from that all Asian countries offer a wide array of tasty and delicious food. Anywhere you go, there is always something interesting to eat. You can always look at each country and search them via the internet and see more of their famous spots.

Revealing Some Secrets in Asia

This may no longer be a secret to some but one of the most visited places in Asia is Johor Bahru. It is a city located in Malaysia that connects the country to Singapore. This city is highly visited because it is highly urbanized, has the best shopping experience and has many attractions to visit to. These attractions may not be like those in Thailand but they have a few to boast. Aside from that, this city is one place where Singaporeans and Malaysians meet and greet, have fun and enjoy the night away! Aside from Johor Bahru another place which hasn’t been explored that much is Burau Bay which is found in Langkawi. Just like famous beaches, this place boasts a nice and seductive beach and shore line. It is also surrounded by wild rainforests. This town is yet to be discovered for some people since this beach front is not that famous as of now.

Those are just some of the many and thousands places you have to uncover in Asia. There are so many attractions to see that a month’s trip wouldn’t be able to cover it all. Once you arrive in Asia, you will be greeted by great and colorful culture along with hospitable people. Enjoy your travel soon!