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Kingdom of Dreams: India’s answer to Broadway?

Posted by Ruchika Vyas on May 19, 2015

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5 of Asia’s best breads

Posted by Jo Lane on May 10, 2015


A fusion of traditions at Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival

Posted by Ruchika Vyas on April 27, 2015

Tuk tuk driver in Thailand. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

The Asian love affair with rickshaws

Posted by Jo Lane on April 19, 2015


Thailand: Full Moon events escape Koh Phangan party ban

Posted by Travel Wire Asia on April 7, 2015


Myanmar: Weaving together the old and new

Posted by Jo Lane on April 6, 2015

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8 travel trends of 2015

Posted by Jo Lane on March 2, 2015

Chorten in Ladakh, India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Etiquette notes: Visiting a monastery

Posted by Jo Lane on February 16, 2015

Tea picker in Sri Lanka. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Best places for a cuppa in Asia

Posted by Jo Lane on February 11, 2015

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View on Mrauk U right after sunrise from Shwetaung pagoda.

Touching the ancient past in Myanmar

Posted by Jo Lane on February 2, 2015

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Top 10 temple tour of Bali

Posted by Jo Lane on January 18, 2015

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The Weekend Warrior’s guide to… Siem Reap

Kingdom of Dreams: India’s answer to Broadway?
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Angkor Wat. Pic: Ben Cowles. WITH the city’s innumerable temples, overeager moto drivers, unofficial tour guides, flocks of one-dollar kids, and absurd humidity, 48 hours in Siem Reap can be a rather beguiling experience for the unprepared. This weekend warrior’s guide will set you straight. Siem Reap By Day... Roughly 900 years ago as the Khmer god-kings were busy subjugating Southeast Asia into their ever expanding Hindu-Buddhist empire, the architects back in the capital were busy putting the finishing touches to the city’s centerpiece, Angkor Wat. And if you have just two days in...

Yangon: Comparing the old and new

Kingdom of Dreams: India’s answer to Broadway?
March 23, 2015 - No Comments - Jo Lane
Yangon's markets a real highlight on any trip to Myanmar. Pic: Jo Lane/Visited Planet. FIVE years ago in Yangon you would have been hard pressed to find a block of cheddar cheese, an ATM, an English newspaper or any western brand. Today glittering sky scrapers, malls, art galleries and supermarket chains are as much a feature of the new country as the old. Recently we featured some of the country's more ancient attractions (Touching the Ancient Past in Myanmar). In this article we draw attention to five modern counterparts that are springing up in the new Myanmar...

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