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Beaches of Vietnam


David Abram

At some stage in their holiday, many visitors to Vietnam wish to experience the translucent, blue-green water, white sand and tropical greenery of the country’s beautiful coastline, and there are a...

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Indonesia's highlights


David Abram

Forming a vast flight of stepping stones between mainland Asia and Australia, Indonesia comprises around 15,000 islands that encompass a truly astounding array of landscapes and cultures. While some...

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A guide to the must-see sights in Shimla


Anthony Ryan

The Channel 4 series Indian Summers had many people gripped earlier in the year and is likely to have piqued the interest of holidaymakers in Shimla. The city that has grown up from the summer...

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Hidden Kerala


David Abram

David Abram, author of the Rough Guide to Kerala, follows up his talk at TransIndus HQ last week with a blog piece on his favourite corners of India’s tropical southwest.

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Take in the tranquillity of Ladakh


Anthony Ryan

The Indian region of Ladakh boasts not only the Himalayas, but also the Karakoram mountain range and the Indus and Zanskar rivers running through it. Such landscape provides the perfect backdrop for...

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The Art and Textiles of Indonesia


David Abram

The arts and crafts of Indonesia have for many centuries played an integral part in local religious and cultural life. Far more than mere decoration, woven cloth and painting, in particular, were...

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Thailand's highlights


David Abram

Thailand’s necklace of idyllic, white-sand beaches and translucent sea water offer the perfect setting for a blissful sun-and-sand holiday. The country’s phenomenal cuisine, abundant seafood and high...

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Lakshmi Niwas and the Ardha Mela


David Abram

One of the greatest gatherings of humanity on the planet, India’s Kumbh Mela bathing festival takes place every three years in one of four sacred towns in rotation. Each sixth year, an Ardha Mela (...

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Top things to do in Fort Cochin


Anthony Ryan

The Fort Cochin area of Kerala started out as a fishing village, but has grown into a bustling town, thanks to the influences of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. It represents a laidback escape...

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River Cruising in Vietnam & Cambodia


David Abram

The Mekong and Red River provide gateways to some of the most compelling landscapes and cultural centres in Southeast Asia, from the ruins of ancient Angkor and great capitals such as Phnom Penh, to...

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