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  • As one of the oldest continually lived-in cities in the world, Aleppo was also one of the most charismatic, before being largely destroyed during the Syrian civil war.

  • The annual Pasola festival on Sumba, Indonesia. An ancient ritual, Pasola involves two clans or tribes fighting each other on horseback with wooden spears. The Sumbanese believe that they need to draw blood to fertilise the land and ensure a fruitful harvest.…

  • One of the biggest tuna markets in Japan, Katsuura has seen both fish stocks plummet in recent years.

  • They have one of the richest textile and pottery cultures in India; spanning the Indus River, the Hindu and Muslim tribes of the Great and Little Raans of Kutch were historically famed for their vibrant mirror work embroidery and intricate clay pots that…

  • The once capital of the Land of a Million Elephants, World Heritage listed Luang Prabang is well known for its many charms. Sitting plump on a narrow peninsula auspiciously cradled by the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, it brims with gilded Buddhist temples,…

  • Partly prompted by the old aphorism, “the vines must suffer to make great wine”, and partly by the government’s marketing campaign to reinvent Yunnan’s Dêqên Prefecture as the fictional Shangri-La described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon, wine…

  • Its considered one of the most diverse trekking trails in the world; the 16 day Annapurna circuit is a tea passes an immense array of landscapes, from the lush green foothills of the Himalayas to the 5400 meter Thorung La pass and the moonscape of Mustang,…

  • A lighter and spicier melange of north Indian styles with traditions borrowed from the British- Bengali is one of the world’s most underrated cuisines. It’s also one of the best, says Gaggan Anand, the Kolkata born chef of Gaggan in Bangkok, ranked #3 on…

  • Dressed in the white of the dead, a thousand years ago Japanese aristocrats would take weeks-long sojourns to trek between Shinto Buddhist shrines in Kumano, the southern part of Japan’s mountainous Wakayama prefecture. Hoping to reignite the trail and support…

  • Ten years ago even Filipinos had barely heard of Siargao, a tiny but lush island ringed by crisp white beaches flanking the far eastern reaches of the archipelago. Back then the island was known only by a castaway crew of hippies relishing in its lazy tempo…

  • The Yaji- the festival of summer pleasures- is one of many that simultaneously occur across Kham, a former kingdom of towering mountains and grassland plains- in eastern Tibet each summer. They are remnants of the great clan gatherings, when nomadic tribes…

  • Almost overnight, the country that invented the smorgasbord has emerged as one of Europe’s most exciting culinary destinations. Perhaps spurred on by the success of what has been dubbed “new Nordic cuisine” and the trailblazing kitchen of René Redzepi and…

  • Having won global renown, and a Michelin star, for his Nahm Thai restaurant in London, Australian born chef David Thompson is bringing his recipes back to their roots with the opening of a second Nahm restaurant in Bangkok. Located in the Metropolitan Hotel,…

  • The Gulf region is full of superlatives, with quests for the biggest, fastest, tallest around every corner. As far as obscurities go though, Sir Bani Yas may top them all. A barren 87 square kilometre island in the Persian Gulf- one of the world’s most parched…

  • When, in 2006, Avalon Coastal Retreat opened on Tasmania’s east coast, it became a trailblazer for a whole new generation of lodges. The three bedroom self-contained house overlooking a magnificent white sand cove on the East Coast offered the trappings of…

  • Opulent, sprawling and filled with tonnes of black Burmese teak wood, intricate hand-painted tiles, British iron and Danish glass, more than 60,000 Chettinad mansions pepper the desolate arid landscape of Central Tamil Nadu. They were built by the Nagarathars,…

  • French native Dimitri Klein is forging new grounds for the eco-tourism industry in Asia by proving that ecological and sustainable resorts can be both cool and comfortable. Using only local and organic produce, reverse-cycle air conditioners, and solar hot…

  • Tasmania has long been celebrated for its wilderness - eerie rain forests dating back thousands of years meet with untamed rivers as they snake their way down through furrowed mountain ranges and uninhabited desolate beaches. Until recently, hiking the island’s…

  • When the 2004 tsunami devastated Phuket’s western coastline, local residents feared a meltdown. Renowned for its sun, sand and laid back lifestyle, the tear-shaped island on Thailand’s west coast was one of the most popular resorts in Asia. Three years on,…

  • Tigers in Bandhavgarh were once so prolific it was traditional for the ruling Maharajas to kill 109 during their rule in order to bring peace and prosperity to their people. Today there are only 3500 tigers left in the entire country; some experts estimate…

  • Little more than a group of sand banks in the middle of the Indian ocean, 30 years ago luxury tourism in the Maldives seemed impossible. Yet today, with 86 resorts to choose from, the Maldives has become one of the most sought after tourist destinations in…

  • Ayurveda is enjoying a renaissance. The 5000 year old Indian health philosophy seeks to balance mind, body and spirit through diet, yoga, meditation and treatments. Reinvented by the current explosion in spa and health tourism, its potions, concoctions and…

  • Thailand's royal resort town of Hua Hin is experiencing a renaissance, emerging as one of the kingdom's trendiest spa destinations.

  • "Providence created the Maharajahs to offer mankind a spectacle," wrote Rudyard Kipling about the princes of the Indian state of Rajasthan. In post Independence India, however, the Maharajahs have seen their opulence wane. Now they are converting…

  • Luang Prabang is enjoying a renaissance. Crumbling architectural gems are being transformed into stylish and luxurious hotels. Perched on the banks of the Mekong river in northern Laos, this ancient city was once the capital of the Empire of a Million Elephants.

  • Quintessentially Himalayan with vast tracts of lush wilderness, towering snowcapped peaks and ancient Buddhist monasteries, Sikkim is now open for business. As a Maoist insurgency drives tourists from neighboring Nepal, Sikkim is fast becoming the hippest…

  • Tracing the rugged coastline of Tasmania's most southern tip, the South Coast Track is renowned as one of the world's greatest wildernss walks. The 83 kilometer trek takes seven days.

  • The Indian desert state of Rajasthan has never been graced with world-class hotels – until now. Offering luxury to rival the Maharaja’s palaces.

  • A former Tibetan Kingdom, more than 90% of Kham’s cultural and religious heritage was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution. Many of the murals in the monasteries that remain are being restored by the monks that live in them. Critics suggest butchered…


 

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