Asia is ancient, mysterious, and exotic. Asia is cutting edge and technologically savvy. China claims the world's oldest continuous civilization, but its metropolis of Shanghai is firmly fixed in the 21st century, with levitating high-speed trains, and a jaw dropping cityscape of space age towers. Bangkok's traditional temples will also catch your eye - colorful and abundant, they sport golden spires and layered roofs that appear to float one upon the other. And everywhere the markets - rainbow-hued, spice-scented, and boisterous, they are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle.