Category: Asia

The other 'miracle' of the Japanese bullet train

The other ‘miracle’ of the Japanese bullet train

Trains running along Japan’s network of high-speed railway lines known as the Shinkansen are widely referred to as bullet trains thanks to their incredible speeds of up to 150-200 miles per hour. But 200 mph is only their maximum operating speed – test runs of an even more amazing 375 mph have been recorded for […]

5 best places to see Fall foliage

5 best places to see Fall foliage

It’s all in the leaves this time of year. Vibrant shades of crimson, gold or buttercup beckon from all corners of the world. As long as you’re in the northern hemisphere, autumn leaves fall anywhere between September and November. Pack a carry-on with light layers and plan a weekend getaway this autumn to witness nature’s […]

Top 5 luxury boat trips to get close to nature

Top 5 luxury boat trips to get close to nature

Going travelling allows you to enjoy many eye-opening experiences, from immersing yourself in another culture to seeing some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. One thing that many people enjoy doing on their travels is getting close to nature, and undoubtedly, going on a boat trip is among the best ways to do this. That’s […]

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Top 5 sexiest Winter pools

We wrote an article on the sexiest Summer swimming pools, but we just couldn’t resist writing one on its wilder counterpart: the sexiest Winter pools. There is something wildly exotic about swimming at an adequately heated pool in the middle of winter, while the environment that surrounds slowly wakes up from the subzero freeze. While winter […]

The definitive guide to choosing a Halong Bay cruise

The definitive guide to choosing a Halong Bay cruise

The otherworldly scenery of Halong Bay has inspired many a traveller to visit Vietnam. With its towering limestone pinnacles looming out of the morning mist, Chinese-style junk boats crossing to and fro between them, it is a landscape that seems to belong more in ancient legend than in guidebooks and brochures. The best way to […]

16 beauty experiences from around the world

16 beauty experiences from around the world

When traveling, make your days even more beautiful by experiencing beauty treatments based on ingredients and rituals native to the country you’re visiting. From Tahiti to Tulum and from Bali to Morocco, here are the 16 of the best beauty experiences you’re likely to find anywhere in the world! 1. Evian-les-Bains – hydrotherapy You know […]

Top tips for a Japanese visit of Paris

Top tips for a Japanese visit of Paris

No matter where you come from to visit Paris, you will be amazed by the many different places it hides, some of whom are clearly of other countries inspirations. As an example, I will tell you in this article about places we could describe as Japanese places! If you feel like traveling to Japan while […]

3 new South East Asian luxury experiences for your bucket list

3 new South East Asian luxury experiences for your bucket list

With new hotels, resorts and luxury travel opportunities opening all of the time, there’s a risk that your bucket list becomes so long that you’ll need to give up your 9-5 and hit the road full time just to work your way through it. This may be possible for some but for those who can’t […]

5 of the most beautiful ryokan in Japan

5 of the most beautiful ryokan in Japan

Ryokan, or Japanese-style inns, epitomise Japan’s traditional minimalist aesthetic. Japanese architecture and interior design is intimately connected with Zen principles, eschewing unnecessary features in favour of exquisite simplicity. Flashy is not a word in the Japanese vocabulary. Given this, it should not be surprising that the set of criteria by which a ryokan’s quality is […]

The ghats in Varanasi, India

Top 6 riverside towns

London isn’t the only city famed for its river, with the Thames flowing past attractions like the Houses of Parliament and the Eye. All around the world there are cities and towns with locals whose lives revolve around the waters – from Varanasi where the sacred Ganges is a pilgrimage site, to architecturally splendid bridges in Prague where […]

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10 of the best luxury eco retreats in Asia

Asia is a fantastic place to enjoy luxury and is also home to some of the best eco retreats in the world. If you’re looking for a dream break that lets you rest your weary body in a sustainable way then we’ve put together ten of the very best places to sit back, relax and […]

5 getaways where a carry-on is all you need

5 getaways where a carry-on is all you need

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, even if it’s just for a long weekend. These are the trips that refresh and rejuvenate your soul – so don’t let them to break your back with a heavy bag. Your revitalization should begin when you pack and continue as you walk past the […]

The secret life of luxury simplicity in Phuket

The secret life of luxury simplicity in Phuket

Discover the new experiences; learning and getting a new perspective about life are the top motivations for travellers. Discovering their own precious moments that they can go brag with friends for years and uncover the hidden meaning of life is just something that can be done easier when environment allows. Imagine how beautiful life can […]

Recipe of the week: Nalli gosht

Recipe of the week: Nalli gosht

Nalli Gosht is an exotic dish from Lucknow in Northern India – one of the most famous and delicious of Lucknow’s traditional Nihari dishes. Nihari translates to ‘morning’ in Arabic and refers to an ancient tradition among the Nawabs of the Moghul Empire who would rise at dawn for the first prayers of the day […]

5 great day trips from Tokyo

5 great day trips from Tokyo

Whether you’re spending a few days in Tokyo as part of a longer trip, or taking a short city break – at some point you’re bound to want a change of scenery. Luckily, there are several excellent day trip destinations within easy reach of Tokyo, and it really couldn’t be easier to incorporate them into […]

8 reasons why you should go to Burma right now

8 reasons why you should go to Burma right now

The talk of the travel town in the last year is how Burma has become a victim of its own success. How (apologies for the GCSE-level economic analysis to follow) demand has outstripped supply for guides and quality accommodation and how the country might be over before it has even begun as a luxury travel […]

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