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Pushkar: A Hidden Gem in Rajasthan


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If you’ve previously heard of Pushkar, it’s most likely because of the famous Camel Fair, which takes place in the small town once a year. Every November, nomads and their herds of camels come into...

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Chiang Mai: What to see and do in Thailand’s Northern Wonder


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Bangkok has always been a place you either love or hate. It’s a big and brash Asian city, a merge of traditional temples and street food markets, humungous malls and chaotic traffic. Chaing Mai, on...

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Exploring Hampi: A lost city of architectural wonders


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 It’s hard to describe the landscape of Hampi to someone who's never seen it with their own eyes. Local folklore believes that Hanuman, the monkey god, once had Hampi as his kingdom, and the...

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Kathmandu: Spiritual sites in Nepal’s capital


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Most people head to Nepal to see the mountains. Myself included, as my first trip to the country was to hike through the great Annapurna range of the Himalayas. There are no mountains on earth quite...

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Beyond the Desert Gate: China's Silk Road


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In the year 139 BC, the Han Emperor Wudi dispatched his top diplomat, Zhang Qian, on a mission to the unknown kingdoms west of the Great Wall. Braving some of the most extreme weather and wild...

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Homestay Trekking in Sapa


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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


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 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


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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


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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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