Thailand. Chiang Mai, a land of ancient temples and spiritual introspection.
South Korea Seoul. A city of pop culture and connectivity.
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon that mixes Spanish colonial architecture, Filipino tradition, and modern skyscrapers. The Philippines is an archipelago that consists of more than 7,000 islands, with only 2,000 of them inhabited.
So large that it is often mistaken for a sea, Russia’s Lake Baikal is the deepest and oldest lake in the world and the largest freshwater lake by volume.
A sprawling patchwork of desert basins, rocky terrain, and mountain ranges, the Gobi Desert reveals itself in pockets of stark scenery and silence-dominated desolation.
Fast-paced, voguish, and overwhelmingly friendly, Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, is crowded and chaotic. With soul, diversity, and an intoxicating atmosphere, it is a city that you will find instantly addictive.
Tel Aviv, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast is best known for its cultural astuteness, liberalism, Mediterranean beaches, incredible food, and nonstop nightlife. Not to mention the savvy tech companies and high-rise buildings that line the shore.
Perhaps the greatest love story is that which saw Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan build a magnificent monument, the Taj Mahal, as a tribute to his wife and Queen, Begum Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess who died giving birth to their 14th child.
Zhangjiajie, a city in the northwest of China’s Hunan province, is home to the famed Wulingyuan Scenic Area, a protected zone that encompasses thousands of jagged columns, many rising hundreds of feet into the sky.
I miss travelling in Thailand, something that I was lucky enough to do regularly while contributing to the Tourism Authority of Thailand blog for years. It was therefore exciting to read about the reopening of
Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is a buzzing metropolis in southeast Vietnam with a population of just under 9 million. The capital of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1975, Saigon played a
An exceptionally well-preserved example of an Indochina trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, and today a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hội An is a town whose buildings and street plan
With incomparable and ethereal beauty, Hạ Long Bay’s towering rainforest-covered limestone pillars push through the emerald green waters in northeastern Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin, in Quảng Ninh Province. The site is otherworldly and will humble
Thailand is celebrated for its magnificent royal palaces, decorative temples, glorious beaches and modern cityscapes effortlessly perched alongside peaceful riverside communities. Rich in culture and tradition, the Kingdom reigns strong as one of the most
Despite the testing times of the global pandemic, 2021 has been a triumphant year for the luxury hotel industry – evidence of how defiant the sector remains. Though it is estimated that 45 per cent
There’s nothing quite like sakura season in Japan. The cherry blossom season has been celebrated here for centuries and holds a special place in the country’s culture. The Japanese celebrate this time of the year