Category: Asia

The World's 10 Best Airport Lounges

The world’s 10 best airport lounges

Air travel these days can be very stressful and often time-consuming. How often have you heard anybody claim that they were looking forward to being in an airport lounge? There are, however, some lounges that are a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity. These are some the most luxurious airport lounges on the planet. The […]

 5 photographs that are guaranteed to make you visit India's magical Far North

5 photographs that are guaranteed to make you visit India’s magical Far North

Having returned recently from the Far North of India, we are reminded of its incredible beauty and all the reasons why its worth making the journey to this more remote part of India. With clear blue skies, snow-capped mountain peaks and beautiful countryside – India’s Far North is a photographer’s paradise. Already loved by trekkers […]

5 great hiking destinations in Burma

5 great hiking destinations in Burma

Shut off from the world for decades and untouched by mass tourism, Burma is one of the most unspoilt and wild of all the countries in continental Asia. Though the country has been open to tourism now for several years, there are so many regions that are yet to be explored – so many new […]

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Our pick of India’s palaces-turned-hotels

India’s succession of powerful dynasties and empires has a complex story, but each leader had one thing in common – a fondness for decadent architecture. Expensive to run and almost impossible for their builders to maintain, many of these important palaces have now been lovingly turned into befittingly opulent hotels. We’ve chosen some of the […]

Top 5 big city breaks for independently-minded travellers

Top 5 big city breaks for independently-minded travellers

Anyone reading this doesn’t need to be told where to go. On the contrary – the savvy traveller knows exactly where to go. But at the heart of it all, exploring and discovering is something we all crave when planning our holidays. Travel can refresh your senses and revitalise your take on the world, shaking […]

Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka: the temple in the cave

Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka: the temple in the cave

Mulkirigala Caves boast a remarkable temple and monastery carved out of a large rock formation. Situated in the Hambantota district in the south of the island, this temple is a “Raja Maha Viharaya” denoting its royal beginnings and patronage thereafter. The south coast of Sri Lanka offers beautiful beaches, places of worship, wildlife sanctuaries but […]

15 unique things to do in Japan

15 unique things to do in Japan

Japan is a versatile country that holds on to its heritage while advancing in architecture and technology. This unusual combination means a broad range of adventure is at your disposal, whether you are on the mainland or one of the tropical islands. Its hospitable citizens, immaculate facilities and diverse landscapes make it an ideal destination to add […]

Chiang Mai's 3 most outstanding boutique hotels

Chiang Mai’s 3 most outstanding boutique hotels

For a small city, Chiang Mai is blessed with an abundance of accommodation options for visitors. From the grandeur of five star hotels like the Four Seasons or the Dhara Dhevi, to the humblest backpacker guest house, there is something for everyone.   Boutique hotels started to appear in the city about ten years ago and […]

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24 hours in Colombo…

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s ocean city. Stretching 14 kilometres along the island’s western shore, the commercial capital is rapidly emerging as a must-see destination in its own right. Once just a sprawling city you had to endure at the beginning or end of your Sri Lankan adventures, this exciting city now encompasses stylish eateries, galleries, […]

Top 3 must-visit Vietnam luxury resorts and hotels

Top 3 must-visit Vietnam luxury resorts and hotels

Vietnam, long popular with backpackers, now offers luxury experiences for the discerning traveler as well. Pair this with beautiful scenery and fantastic French-inflected Vietnamese cuisine and it’s well worth wrapping up an adventurous Asia trip with a stay at one or all three of these Vietnamese luxury resorts and hotels. 1. Amanoi Amanoi is situated […]

2 great options in the Maldives if you are vegan

2 great options in the Maldives if you are vegan

The Maldives has been one of the world’s premier luxury travel destinations for decades with scores of people heading to these beautiful coral islands to soak up the sun, sea and sand in one of the many resorts available. Popular with divers, honeymooners and paradise beach lovers alike, the Maldives offers unrivalled luxury and the […]

Stunning properties for a warm-weather winter vacation

Stunning properties for a warm-weather winter vacation

As the first leaves fall, many start missing the warmth of the sun. However, there is no need to wait for the next summer to enjoy the sunshine and the sea. The tropics offer the chance to indulge in some warm weather even in the middle of the winter, with beautiful properties in the Caribbean, […]

Our top 10 sunset hotspots in the world

Our top 10 sunset hotspots in the world

For me it is quite amazing to think wherever you are in the world you are witnessing the same burning sun dip below the horizon. Yet the same sun setting each day offers a unique moment, special to you. Sunset is one of my favourite times of the day – a moment to reflect on […]

5 reasons to travel to Burma in the green season

5 reasons to travel to Burma in the green season

Burma’s rainy season (or ‘green season’, as we prefer to call it) is often treated as a time to avoid, but there are plenty of reasons to consider off-peak travel to Southeast Asia. In Burma, the green season runs from May until October, and conditions can vary quite considerably depending on where and when you […]

Sri Lanka - take the highway or take it your way

Sri Lanka – take the highway or take it your way

Sri Lanka is a tropical island traversed far, wide and around by tourists and intrepid travellers alike. The teardrop island is blessed with paradise beaches, exotic wildlife from leopards to blue whales, lush tea plantations, ancient ruins, metropolitan cities, a rich culture and exquisite cuisine. Traditionally visitors have chosen the easy route to discovery by […]

5 reasons why Sri Lanka should be on your holiday bucket list

5 reasons why Sri Lanka should be on your holiday bucket list

Let’s be honest – in terms of travel destinations Sri Lanka is hot right now. And there’s a lot to love about Sri Lanka, from stunning beaches to world heritage sites and luxurious hotels. We are seeing a surge in interest from travellers for luxury holidays in Sri Lanka at the moment, equally driven by […]

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