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  • Ravishing Rakhaine -1

    Promoted by advocacy groups and social media the country came out of the Pandora’s isolation box some 5 years ago and rapidly catching up with the top tourist destinations in Asia. It’s big, it’s bombastic and it’s ambitious. Shahriar Feroze is stitching a five part travel tale from the country that recently came out of self-imposed obscurity...Myanmar

  • At the Palace of the Queen of Heaven

    Along the Eastern bank of the Sanjiangkou, a confluence of three rivers: Yuyao, Fenghua and Yongjiang, is one of Ningbo’s (Zhejiang province, China) major tourist attraction...

  • An evening at Nantang Block

    A walk around the historical block of Nantang, in Ningbo of China to get a glimpse of the weekend activities of the local people, and to try out some of their traditional delicacies.

  • Honouring the dead for a better life

    According to traditional beliefs, the seventh month in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits roam the earth. That seventh month usually falls around August or September and all over Asia, communities mark the festival of the hungry ghost in their own fashion.

  • Jewellery making: An art as old as mankind

    The use of gold in jewellery is a practice as old as time itself, but few know the labour that goes into turning a piece of metal into the intricately designed rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces found in jewellery stores.

  • Downtown Karachi: A street called love

    Marred by years of political and sectarian violence, Karachi does not have the best reputation; judging by news headlines over the past few years, many would think of it as being a highly intolerant urban centre.

  • War memories and the beautiful town of Kalam

    A true gem of nature, words cannot truly describe the breathtaking beauty of this area, its gushing streams and splendid mountains. With the Taliban now long gone, Kalam is now resurging as another one of Pakistan's tourist spots.

  • Celebrities and world's rich lining up to snap up Greek islands

    Johnny Depp has reportedly become the latest celebrity to take advantage of Greece’s plunging economic woes to score a deal and gift himself a small private island.

  • Top 5 Eid holiday spots!

    It is high time to go beyond the textbooks and throw off the bowlines to make the Eid holidays more exciting and memorable. So step out in the open, follow the sun to the greens and silver sand beaches, and catch the winds in the sails to explore, dream and discover. Bangladesh is blessed with many wonderful places attracting people to see its beauty. Here are the five most magnificent natural and archaeological beauties to visit:

  • Bucolic and death-defying cycling destinations around the world

    With the Tour de France in full swing, here’s a selection of other epic bike routes around the world that include trails for everything from the novice, recreational cyclist to the daredevil who makes sport of flirting with death.

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