Category: Asia

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Day 2 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu to Pokhara #SilkTrail2013

Today has been an eventful one. It began promptly with a 5.30am get up; not ideal since I only got to bed at 1.30am, frustrated by the internet connection, and still needing to catch up on sleep from the flight to Kathmandu, but there was no way I was about to miss what warranted such […]

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 - Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Day 1 of leg 8 of the Silk Road Trail 2013 – Kathmandu #SilkTrail2013

Our guide for the duration of our time in Nepal is Rabhindra, but he tells us we can call him Robin for short. He informs us about his country and its 125 ethnic groups as our bus trundles through Kathmandu, a city which has seen a 60% rise in its population in just the last […]

Photograph of the week: Bangkok by night

Photograph of the week: Bangkok by night

The photographer took this picture in the middle of the night from the terrace of the Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok. It shows a different side to Thailand. Whilst people are busy thinking about temples, monks, etc. this picture shows the other face of this city. For many years, Bangkok has continued to develop its architecture […]

The world's most luxurious spa pools and baths

The world’s most luxurious spa pools and baths

Some of the world’s most opulent hotels seem to be competing for bragging rights on the most over the top Jacuzzis and spas. But what really makes a bath or spa pool luxurious? A key feature of the Presidential Suite at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hong Kong, for example, at more than $14,000 a night, is […]

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

Namaste from Nepal! #SilkTrail2013

I landed in Kathmandu this morning to join leg 8 of the Land Rover Silk Trail 2013 expedition. The expedition commenced on 23rd August 2013 from Land Rover’s base in Solihull, Birmingham and will finish – all being well – on 15th October 2013 in Mumbai, home of Tata Motors Ltd. which acquired Land Rover […]

Top 5 boutique experiences in India

Top 5 boutique experiences in India

The second most populous country in the world, India is a refined blend of remarkable cultures and ancient traditions that date back for several millennia. A nation that is rich in diversity, geography and cuisine, India offers something for everyone. Here is a selection of the top 5 boutique experiences that can be found in […]

Top 5 luxury skiing destinations

Top 5 luxury skiing destinations

Now summer’s gone we’re looking for holidays which make winter seem a little bit brighter. There’s nothing more exhilarating and luxurious than a skiing holiday, surrounded by snowy mountaintops and roaring log fires; seasoned skiers and complete amateurs can soak up the indulgent atmosphere of our five chosen luxury skiing destinations. Canada Whistler in Canada […]

Kuala Lumpur: luxury shopping on Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur: luxury shopping on Bukit Bintang

Kuala Lumpur is without a doubt a city in Asia worth visiting. More well-known for its flavoursome local cuisine than local shopping scene, but things are slowly changing. Thanks to the iconic international brands like Jimmy Choo, Royal Selangor and Padini, KL is already on the international shopping map and it is a fact that […]

Top 3 places to discover classic Kerala

Top 3 places to discover classic Kerala

Surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean and the spice growing Cardamom Hills, Kerala is a beautiful and flourishing paradise. The state is well known for its serene backwaters, tempting local cuisine and leisurely pace. The backwaters are situated between the hills and the coast, a network of waterways providing a communication route for villagers, along […]

Top 5 dining experiences in Koh Samui

Top 5 dining experiences in Koh Samui

Visiting the island of Koh Samui is becoming more popular for more than just honeymooners and as more people travel to the area, there has been a boom in the tourist industry. Thousands flock to the exotic isle which means there is more demand for quality cuisine and luxury dining experiences. Below are five indulgent, […]

Fascinating ice sculpture festivals from around the world

Fascinating ice sculpture festivals from around the world

Ice sculpting continues to not just intrigue but to fascinate many people. It is the extreme skills of the sculptors themselves, their technical ability and their imagination that is part of the mystique. It is also the magic that surrounds the many ice sculpture festivals held all over the world – literally. Even the countries […]

6 top tips when visiting Bangkok

6 top tips when visiting Bangkok

Regardless of where your next holiday takes you, it would be naïve to go without researching the area and learning more about the dos and don’ts. While it’s not so essential for the popular European Summer hotspots, as soon as you start considering faraway adventures taking heed of advice and tips made by travellers who […]

Pad Thai in paradise: Phuket’s latest über-resort

Pad Thai in paradise: Phuket’s latest über-resort

Sitting, drinking green tea, overlooking a turquoise infinity pool, crashing waves in the middle distance, the chatter of parrots, and plugged in to a bit of Jack Johnson; life feels pretty good indeed. This weekend, I am at the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort, having jettisoned in from Hong Kong on Friday evening.  Thailand is […]

The largest seated Buddha in the world

The largest seated Buddha in the world

Lantau Island is home to Tian Tan Buddha, a giant bronze statue – 34 metres high – of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi. Also known as the Big Buddha, the statue is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, near the Po Lin Monastery. The statue was completed in 1993 and symbolises the harmonious relationship […]

Some of the best luxury hotels around the world

Some of the best luxury hotels around the world

If you are planning to charter a private for your holiday this year, you will no doubt be looking to stay in a luxury hotel. All of the major cities and tourist destination have a range of luxury hotels to choose from, but here are some of the best luxury hotels in the world that […]

5 exciting city breaks

5 exciting city breaks

Beach holidays are great, but towards the end of the holiday they can start to lack excitement.  City breaks are therefore a perfect alternative – and often you can get your beach time too.  A city break means you can have it all! Ideal for those that need entertainment and want a trip that includes […]

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