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South Asia

Halong Bay at Sunset

The Floating Vung Vieng Fishing Village in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vung vieng fishing village floats on Halong Bay, intriguing visitors with its self-sustaining way of life. But there’s more to the story than that… Vung Vieng Floating Village on Halong Bay In the slow burn of the morning sun, a woman gathers pots, pans and plastic bowls together and starts the washing up. An everyday … Read more

India - Karnataka - Mysore Palace Interior Gilded Hall

How Mysore Palace History Shines a Spotlight on India’s Past

Mysore stands out in Karnataka, southern India, for the silhouette of its landmark building and the blue-pink skies that hang over its landscaped gardens. But whereas the food in Mysore will leave you satisfied, Mysore palace history will leave you wondering more… Check out this article on planning a trip to India The Story of … Read more

Sacred sites on Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi Vietnam - part of 3 days in Hanoi Vietnam Itinerary

How to Spend 3 Days in Hanoi: Your Perfect Hanoi Itinerary

Wondering how to put together the perfect Hanoi itinerary? Vietnam’s capital seduces through the narrow lanes of its Old Quarter, poignant Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and leafy, well-heeled French Quarter.

Here’s how to spend 3 days in Hanoi, Vietnam’s atmospheric capital city.

Singapore Skyline

21 of the Best Things to Do in Singapore At Night

You’ll find so many things to do in Singapore at night, you won’t know where to begin. From sweaty, syrupy coffee houses to pyramids of spice and semi-precious stone, Singapore squeezes flavour, colour and character into every other street corner. And unlike some other cities, it’s easy to avoid the sleaze.

Hanoi Water Puppet Theatre

Why You Should See the Hanoi Water Puppets Show

In the beginning, there was…

A dragon. Well, at least a dragon king from the sea. I’m not quite sure what the difference is but since there’s a dragon involved (and a king – my name!) I’m not going to ask questions, I’m just going to get on with the story.

In the beginning, there was a dragon king who lived in the sea.

Stopover in Brunei: The Richest Country in the World

Brunei: One of the Richest Countries in the World The small nation of Brunei is one of the richest countries in the world, tucked between the rainforests of Malaysia’s Sarawak state and the South China Sea. It’s an intriguing place to visit, and easier than many realise as it makes a great stopping point for … Read more