Category Archives for "South Asia"

Dec 05

The Hanoi Water Puppets Show and The Story of Vietnam

South Asia

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.

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Apr 27

Travel the Richest Country in the World: Brunei

South Asia

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 […]

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May 31

Bogyoke Aung San Market & Around in Yangon, Myanmar

Food , South Asia

Bogyoke Aung San Market Sunlight shifts over gold, silver and sapphires in the ordered, sheltered aisles of the covered Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon/Rangoon. Fabric folds and hand carved fans scent the air with jasmine, bringing a sense of quiet and relative wealth to the covered Scott’s Market area. But that’s not the only around. Just […]

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May 14

The Legends of Hanoi

South Asia

Around the corner is the Old Quarter. Around the corner is the vision of Hanoi I expected to see: the fuel-filled crammed corners of Asia with chickens underfoot, wires overhead, clattering and chattering and shouting all around amid a cocktail of scooters, food stalls and silk embroidered cloth flowing at the edges of my vision. […]

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Dec 16

Paradise Resort in the Maldives Islands

South Asia

Arriving in the Maldives Islands: Approaching the W Retreat & Spa It’s hard to imagine a better approach to a hotel then to skim and skip across the teardrop-shaped islets that rise up from the Indian Ocean around the Maldives Islands. As the sea-plane touched down, dancing spray against the windows, a man raced barefoot to open the […]

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