Tag Archives: Asia

Vietnam – a cultural wonderland

I had this preconceived notion, having just spent a week in Bangkok, of what awaited as I made my final descent into Vietnam, Thailand’s more regimented and orderly neighbour. My presumptions, I thought as we queued for hours to get … Continue reading

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Commuter scooter – a Vietnamese way of life

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Quintessentially Vietnam

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Illuminated at night

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Can anything compare to a sun’s goodbye?

Hand-in-hand, a couple saunters along the silky sand of a Koh Lanta beach as the sun says goodbye to another day.

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Train yourself to let go

There is something incredibly soothing and peaceful about travelling on a train. And, no, I’m not referring to a city’s crammed subway or unventilated underground. Those types of trains are merely a means to an end, a necessary and unavoidable … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai locals shocked by rude Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists are running amok in Thailand’s north, leaving locals bewildered by their Asian counterparts distasteful behaviour. Chiang Mai locals shocked by rude Chinese tourists | South China Morning Post.

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China-Japan tensions rise

The disputed Senkaku Islands has led to heightened China-Japan tensions, but the widening rift is more about the two Asian superpowers’ deep-rooted historical and societal differences. COMMENTARY/ Tomoyoshi Isogawa: Inability to understand each other a serious issue for Japan and China … Continue reading

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