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Relaxed, rustic Cambodian retreats

  Languidly reclining under a large beach umbrella at the Independence Hotel, a tanned well-rounded Russian puffs on a Cuban cigar, while his glamorous companion wears a bored expression as she gazes out to sea....

Burmese Days

As this mysterious country opens up to tourism, visitors are in for a spectacular journey of discovery, writes

The charms of Chiang Rai

Visits to temples, shamans and hill tribes, combined with nature trails and long tail boat rides make Chiang Rai special

Balinese magic

SANDIP HOR finds out there is something for everyone in Bali’s enchanting environs

Historic Athens

Athens is the richest city in the world, if antiquity can be priced, says an impressed SANDIP HOR

Promenade through Prague

This city of a thousand spires has been luring visitors to its historical majesty for centuries, writes SANDIP HOR

Mountain majesty

What drove AVI CHANDIOK, a 65-year-old grandad to sign up for a long, hard trek in the Annapurna Dhaulagiri mountains?

Charms of Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, or ‘KK’ as it is affectionately known, is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo, only a short flight away from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Kota Kinabalu...

Roots of royalty and religion

Tracing the path of Buddhism through Sri Lanka is a delightful discovery of ancient history for SANDIP HOR “This is where Buddhism was first introduced to our land,” says Harsha my guide, while standing in...