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Asia

From the nomadic steppes of Kazakhstan to the frenetic streets of Hanoi, Asia is a continent so full of intrigue, adventure, solace, and spirituality that it has fixated and confounded travelers for centuries.

Kitesurfing Qatar

When you consider the world’s most predictable kitesurfing spots, the Gulf state of Qatar probably wouldn’t be on most people’s minds. Well, Qatar’s predictable winds and wonderfully still water conditions do make for a kitesurfing paradise as professional kitesurfing coach Sarah Lord...

Overview: Fukuoka

Fukuoka Prefecture is the gateway to Kyushu, Japan’s third-largest island. The prefecture is made up of four regions: Fukuoka, including Fukuoka City, Chikuho, Kitakyushu, and Chikugo.  The prefecture has so much to offer, from breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and incredible...

Eat Play Stay in Krabi

Fly to Krabi in just under 90 minutes from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport Krabi, where the beautiful seaside town, on southern Thailand’s west coast will welcome you, with craggy, sheer limestone cliffs called karsts, dense mangrove forests, and more than a hundred offshore islands. Book...

Eat Play Stay in Vietnam

Danang on the central coast of Vietnam is famous for its long white sandy beaches and luxury resorts on the shore, perfect for families or couples looking for a restful seaside break. Head west up to the hills behind by cable car to find the whimsical town of Bà Nà founded in,1919 as a...

Mount Popa or could be Mount Pooper Myanmar

Myanmar is certainly a mysterious country. One that is also intriguing. Located about 50 kilometres southeast of Bagan is an extinct volcano called Mount Popa. The mountain itself can be seen from a long distance away, but the volcano isn’t the reason many people visit, it is a plug from...

Discovering Manila. The Pearl of the Orient

Manila Cathedral Since it was ‘discovered’ by the Spaniards in the 16th century and named ‘Las Filipinas’ after Philip II of Spain, a succession of ‘rulers’ has influenced every aspect of the Philippines, flavouring its food and shaping its culture, creating its unique architecture, and...

Restaurant: Sushi-Jiro Keppel Bay

Sushi Jiro@Keppel Bay is truly a hidden gem. Hidden also from view, in a leafy perch atop the Marina building at Keppel Bay – the millionaire’s yachting playground that fronts Sentosa Island, it has a loyal local following. Sushi Jiro is semi fine-dining Japanese Restaurant...

Very nice, Kazakhstan!

When the invitation to visit Kazakhstan was floated to me, I was intrigued. Bucolic images of stark deserts, mountainous vistas, wild horses and nomadic living came to mind. It was to be more than that, much to my pleasant surprise. Kazakhstan is the largest of the five ‘stans’, the other...

Overview: Sri Lanka

Endless beaches with rolling surf, timeless ruins rich in history and culture, welcoming people, amazing wildlife, unique experiences, and flavoursome food make Sri Lanka irresistible. A country that is moving forward quickly as more and more people discover its myriad charms however...