Category: Asia

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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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Top 6 Winter sun destinations

As the nights draw in and the clouds roll over, it’s all too tempting to head off to warmer, sunnier climes. Many destinations come into their own during our winter months, offering sunbathing and snorkeling, as well as cultural experiences and wildlife encounters. We’ve put together a few of the best places to visit for
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14 islands not to miss in Okinawa

With over 160 isles under its belt, you can basically pick and choose your own ultimate island experience in Okinawa. Whether you’re looking to enjoy myth-rich culture, rare and exotic wildlife, or completely escape and have a beach all to yourself, with Okinawa’s island itinerary you’re guaranteed to find at least one island that is your
5 perfect Asian hotels for an airport layover

5 perfect Asian hotels for an airport layover

You know how it is, no matter how hard you try to make your international travel plans as seamless as possible, you often end up in that situation where your flight arrives late and your next flight departs early the next day meaning you need a bed for the night; well, here we have 5 perfect
6 beautiful places to see Autumn leaves in Japan

6 beautiful places to see Autumn leaves in Japan

Japan is world-famous for its cherry blossom, making spring by far the most popular time for tourists. But did you know that autumn has its own natural displays that are just as spectacular – if not more so? Just as hanami (flower-viewing) is integral to the Japanese enjoyment of cherry blossom, koyo, or momiji (leaf-viewing)
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Undiscovered Burma... return to the Golden Land

The hype for Burma has been irrefutable, overwhelming and international tourism has boomed. The well-trodden tourist trail of Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake has attracted discerning travellers from far and wide. But there is so much more to this bewitching and beautiful country, you cannot visit just once. So full of off-the-beaten-track discoveries it
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Top 5 luxury boutique hotel chains in Asia

Asia is home to some of the luxury hospitality and hotel industry’s most iconic names, from The Peninsula to Mandarin Oriental, Taj to Oberoi, and Shangri-La to Banyan Tree; you may even have heard of or stayed at some of the more boutique chains such as Alila, with their iconic pools, to Aman, with their
4 things to know about one of the world's oldest parades in Sri Lanka

4 things to know about one of the world's oldest parades in Sri Lanka

The Kandy Esala Perahera is an ancient parade, still alive to this day, with traditional dance, music, and elephants adorned lavishly. The parade lasts for more than a week and attracts thousands of people, both local and visitors alike, where the focal point is the sacred tooth of the Buddha which is usually housed in
 4 scrumptious restaurants in India worth travelling for

4 scrumptious restaurants in India worth travelling for

Most of us have had some experience with Indian food – butter chicken, tandoori bread, dal and rice – to name a few of the better known dishes. And most of us tend to have preconceived ideas about what Indian food is. But if you are about to travel to India, especially to its major