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Homestay Trekking in Sapa


Annapurna Mellor

The journey to Sapa, a town in the North West Corner of Vietnam, is not an easy one. From Hanoi, a night train takes you to Lao Chai, where a bus will greet you in the morning to wind your way up...

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Jaisalmer: Exploring the sandcastle city and desert


Annapurna Mellor

 Rising from the Western Thar Desert, Jaisalmer’s fort appears from the dusty desert plains like a giant golden sandcastle. Placed elegantly between dunes and nomadic villages, it’s in the far...

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Temples in Tokyo: Silent Escapes from the City


Annapurna Mellor

When you imagine Tokyo, you may not think of temples. Perhaps you think of city lights and crowded streets. Eating sushi in back alleyways, admiring cherry blossom season and seeking out Harajuku...

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Varanasi: A day on the living river


Annapurna Mellor

If there’s one place in India which encompasses the spirituality, colour and vibrancy of the whole country, it’s Varanasi. A city located on the banks of the Ganges, and the holiest place in the...

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River Cruising in Eastern India


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Travel in India doesn’t necessarily have to mean “trains, planes and automobiles”. In the east of the country, the great rivers of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Hooghly – for thousands of years the...

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Cruising Kerala's backwaters


Anthony Ryan

India is a land offering diverse experiences, but one that should not be missed is the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle and cruise the backwaters of Kerala. Travelling by boat gives a...

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The Greatest Show on Earth


David Abram

August is around the corner, which for Sri Lankans means only one thing: Esala Perahera, a torchlit parade involving more than a hundred decorated elephants.

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India’s Sacred Geography: Religious Pilgrimage in the Subcontinent


David Abram

Over thousands of years, an elaborate network of pilgrimage routes has evolved in India, inter-connecting the great religious centres of the subcontinent. And thanks to the ease of modern travel,...

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A guide to Burma’s ancient capital city Bagan


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Burma’s incredible history has made it one of the most unique places to visit on the planet. Invasion, immigration and colonisation have all helped to create a diverse country but it was the Kingdom...

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Asia's Big Six


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The term ‘Big Five’ was coined by game hunters in Africa to denote the most difficult animals to hunt on foot. Subsequently adopted by safari companies, it now serves as a tick-list of must-see...

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