Railay and Tonsai, Thailand- Rock Climbing Paradise

View of Tonsai beach from the top of a climbing route.

If you are a serious rock climber, then the Railay / Tonsai area in Thailand needs to be extremely high on your “must-visit” travel list. A unique climbing culture with an awesome vibe, beautiful scenery, and forty crags ranging from a three to a thirty minute walk from where you’re staying, all make this a veritable heaven on earth for climbers.

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Tea, Hiking, and Ice Cream in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

The Place: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Must Do: Hiking and Tea Plantations
Must Eat Ice Cream: Mr. Aisu

If you’re traveling around the Malaysian Peninsula, the Cameron Highlands is a nice and somewhat less touristy spot between Kuala Lumpur and Penang.  I spent a few days there and was very happy I did, it has some nice nature and tea plantations that was a nice break from the larger cities in Malaysia.  I was also lucky enough to encounter the best ice cream I found in Malaysia, Mr. Aisu.

Cameron Highlands Attractions

View looking out on the Boh Tea Plantation.
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Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2019 You’ve Never Heard Of (and what Ice Cream to eat while you’re there!)

Photogenic burial mounds in Gyeongju, South Korea.

One of our writers spent 2018 traveling around Asia in search of delicious frozen desserts, and wanted to share a list of his favorite cities he had never heard of.  Naturally, since this is an ice cream blog, he also felt obligated to include the best ice cream to get when you go!

Important Note: These cities have been chosen solely based on tourism activities and personal enjoyment.  Deliciousness of the frozen desserts did NOT factor into the rankings. We’ll write another post soon ranking the best ice cream we ate in 2018!

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is up and coming on the travel stage, especially for travelers who enjoy less-touristed places, and Rabaul is the best city there to visit.  With beautiful scenery, traditional villages and markets, snorkeling, and World War II history, there’s something for everyone.

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