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Stir fried rice noodles with Prawns (Chow Mei Fun) is one of the many local dishes in Hong Kong. It is probably most consumed in Chinese restaurants when Hong Kong people go ‘yum cha’ (literally means drink tea). ‘Yum Cha’ is part of the daily life of many locals; elderly people like my own grandparents often enjoy it after a Tai Chi session or a stroll in the park in the early morning, catching up with the neighbours on the latest gossips.
One of the excitements of travelling is to see the unplanned or unexpected, as well as the sometimes unattractive and unwanted. On our recent tour of Assam and nearby states which ended in Shillong, and while on a visit to the monoliths of Nartiang in the Jaintia Hills, we saw both the unattractive and unexpected on the side of the roads - piles of coal. While the guide books may make vague references to the disfiguring aspects of quarrying in this area, none of them make any mention of coal.
In December 1920, my mother was born in Dharamsala, in what was then the Punjab, Northern India.
Our trip to Amritsar was everything we could have hoped and more!
Leaving Heathrow on a wet, cold evening, we boarded our aircraft and the staff in their beautiful Saris gave a hint of what was waiting for us in Sri Lanka.
Colombo is a hectic city where the beautiful old Colonial buildings vie with the skyscrapers. Leaving our hotel on the first night, we walked a short way to view the Navam Perehera procession. For two hours we were entranced by drum bands, dancers, acrobats, fire eaters and fifty elephants parading in dazzling traditional costumes.
This weekend our friends and colleagues in Thailand will be celebrating Songkran, a festival which marks the Thai New Year.
The staff in our London office recently went to Mandalay Way, located on Edgeware Road and we can
As a supporter of responsible travel and a long term operator of tours to Burma (10 years) here at TransIndus we were delighted to read of this tourist awareness campaign. It was created as a
Today marks the Ching Ming Festival. Ching Ming literally translates as ‘clean and bright ‘ and it is on this day that Chinese people sweep the graves of their ancestors.
Today marks the Hindu Festival of Holi, which is the Festival of Colour. Holi is an ancient festival which is referred to in the 7th century Sanskrit drama, Ratnaval.