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Ang Lee poses with his award for best directing for "Life of Pi" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Asia-Pacific films, locations and artists at the Oscars

Posted by Jo Lane on February 23, 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

Pic: Joanne Lane.

10 places to visit in Myanmar’s banner year

Posted by Jo Lane on January 26, 2015

The ancient temples of Bagan, Myanmar. Image via Shutterstock.

Myanmar’s tourism star is on the rise after a record year

Posted by Casey Hynes on January 19, 2015

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Top 10 temple tour of Bali

Posted by Jo Lane on January 18, 2015

It is best not to shake hands with women in  India. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Cultural gaffes to avoid in the Asia-Pacific region

Posted by Jo Lane on December 31, 2014


Paragliding over paradise in western Nepal

Posted by Jo Lane on December 21, 2014

A vendor waits for customers along a busy section of Sukhumvit Ave, in downtown Bangkok. Pic: AP.

Thailand police: Tourists not required to carry passports at all times

Posted by Travel Wire Asia on December 17, 2014


Anantara Chiang Mai: A true urban oasis

Posted by Mandy Joyner on November 27, 2014

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Anantara Chiang Mai: A true urban oasis
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WALKING down the staircase of Sirocco restaurant and Sky Bar you will find one of the most stunning views for a dinner you can find in the world.  Sirocco sits on the 63rd floor of the lebua at State Tower building, almost 250 meters above the bustling streets of Bangkok. Many will know Sirocco for its iconic golden dome, one of the Thai capital's more distinctive landmarks. Others will recognize it from 'The Hangover 2' movie - you can even order a signature 'Hangovertini' cocktail at the bar if...

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