Asia Map: the continent east of Europe, west of Pacific Ocean, north of Indian Ocean.
Note that geographically the ‘Middle East’ is actually West Asia and large parts of Russia are in East Asia.
• weather is frequently hot and oppressively humid throughout the year. Or way too hot for most of the time. But sunshine is the payback.
• Asian countries may be quite disorganised so it’s important to be alert for problems, watch baggage, check money exchange etc..
• Thievery is some Asian countries is commonplace (such as Thailand, India). In others extremely rare (Japan, Malaysia, Singapore)
• Food hygiene can be erratic so care is needed. However, cuisine may also be delicious and very cheap!