Marvel at the exhilarating sights and sounds of Tokyo.
From its intricate architecture to its beautifully maintained gardens, shrines and temples, Tokyo consistently delights and inspires.
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When you’re munching deep-fried grasshoppers with white pepper in Thailand, riding across the Mongolian tundra, exploring the rice paddy fields in Bali and swimming with Burmese sea-gypsies, you begin to understand: this place is where ordinary goes to die.
For example, in Thailand prostitution is illegal, but in practice it is tolerated and regulated, and the country is a destination for sex tourism.
The World Health Organization has called for the decriminalisation of sex work as a means of combating HIV/AIDS.
On the other hand, Afghanistan, Laos and East Timor are extremely poor countries where people struggle even to get a few grains of rice each day.
Of course, there are also many countries lying somewhere in the middle, such as the emerging powerhouses of China and India which make wonderful travel destinations in themselves due to their long history, size and diversity.