Discover Asia through Adventurocity
Welcome to Adventurocity! We're Brian K. Smith and Rick Green, two intrepid Canadians with a serious travel bug for Asia. This site documents our excellent adventures in the region, experiencing its fascinating cultures, varied landscapes, exotic foods, and hospitable people.
If you have never visited Asia, we urge you to cast off your inhibitions and make it your next trip. It can be as easy or as challenging as you like – from glittering cities with all the modern conveniences to desolate alpine wilderness. Don't worry about language. If you can play charades, you'll be fine.
Our motto is, Why take a trip when you can have an adventure? Play our videos, read our articles, browse our photos to see why. And if you want to do the same, it isn't really that hard. It just takes a willingness to step a little outside of your comfort zone. Because the really memorable trips are not ones that are flawlessly choreographed. They are the unplanned opportunities you grasped that may have been a bit messy, but you made it through and grew from the experience.
As the Chinese say, jiāyóu (come on)!
by Rick Green
Beer and travel often go hand-in-hand. Perhaps that's what Frank Zappa had in mind when he said, "You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." While I'm indifferent to flying on a national carrier if there is one, I am interested in sampling the local brew in the company of curious citizens or fellow travellers. It's a great way to chill after a day of active exploring, engaging in grassroots international relations or exchanging information.
Being a beer geek, a topic of discussion that always interests me is where to find good beer. However, cold beer is cold, cheap beer is cheap. When people say cold, cheap beer is "good", they usually don't mean the flavour. More often than not, it's because of the context – the walls are sweating and you can beat the heat over a few bottles without putting a big dent in your limited budget. Feeling refreshed is good. The price is good. So why isn't that good beer?
Malaysians are inveterate foodies. No surprise, then, to come across numerous food blogs when I was researching Malaysia online. One of the best was by Kuala Lumpur's Sue Lynn Tiong (above). Her Bangsar Babe blog is a full-time effort at exploring Malaysia's gastronomic offerings. While Sue Lynn is not as analytical as my Vancouver food blogger friend, Mijune, she covers a lot of territory.