Destination Paradise

Inhabited by dinosaur-like reptiles and featuring Jurassic-era views, Komodo Island offers a slice of paradise.

A Step Back in Time

Sukhothai translates to “dawn of happiness” our guide, Tong, tells us with an appropriately wide grin as we pull out of the airport on a steaming, cloudless day in February. It’s the end of the dry season, and a milky Thai iced tea (Cha Yen ชาเย็น) – a shock of saccharine, foamy orange – goes down a treat. The lazy yawns I've been stifling since the early morning wake-up are swiftly substituted with a caffeine and condensed milk-induced buzz.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Shan State

One of the most exciting train rides in Asia begins from Mandalay to Lashio via the Gokteik Viaduct. The 15-hour train journey crosses from...

Salt, Sand And Slavery: On the Trail of Mauritania’s Ancient Caravan Routes

(text and photos by Aldo Pavan) THE sands of Oualata. This is where we begin, eyes closed against the dazzling light of the sun that dominates...

Bali – Island of the Gods

text by Made Wijaya When I first swam ashore to South Bali in 1973, I had no idea that I would spend the next 40...

Precious Places in India 

TAJ MAHAL Uttar Pradesh, Agra The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River, in a vast Mughal garden that encompasses nearly...

What’s for Tea, Darjeeling?

India is the largest consumer of tea and its second-largest producer in the world. We take a closer look at one of its most well-loved varieties, the Darjeeling.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Thiruvananthapuram

by ATHIRA KRISHNA The rich tapestry woven by its heritage and glorious cultural past renders Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala, elegant and often times...