FROM tailored clothes to hand made shoes, jewelry and purses, there are many artisinal crafts still practiced widely in India that are completely accessible for visitors to purchase or simply to enjoy watching the deft craftsmanship. It is a joy to see craftsmen deftly turn a kiln, work silver or sew up a shoe sole in a manner that has…>
Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport has the fastest airport WiFi in the world, according to a new survey. Two other Asian airports – Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali and Kaohsiung International Airport in Taiwan – also made the top 10 list, in sixth and seventh place respectively. Users of WiFi network location and ranking site…>
NEPAL’S only international airport has reopened four days after a Turkish Airlines jet skidded and blocked the single runway.
THE travel industry is constantly in a state of flux and change with upgrades, improvements, or different options constantly being tweaked and made available. These are designed to have you arrive feeling rested, improve the ease of making transactions or communicating with loved ones, and connecting with locals on the ground. Here are just some of the trends you may expect to see this year during your travels.
Asia is awash with Buddhist monasteries, temples, nunneries and other sacred places and chances are you will find yourself at one or more of them during your travels. While foreigners and visitors are always welcome in these places, there are some rules of etiquette that you should follow so you don’t offend anyone.
CULTURAL practices across the Asia-Pacific vary from place to place. Generally locals are very forgiving of visitors who don’t know the ins and outs of cultural protocols, but there are certainly a few things to keep in mind in order to avoid giving offence. Here’s a look at just some of these basic practices that…>
“I advise you go to Halong Bay now before the next typhoon. There was one last week and there may be another again soon.” This isn’t the kind of travel advice you expect in a travel agency in Hanoi when all you really know about beautiful Ha Long Bay on Vietnam’s north east coast are the idyllic blue skies and limestone islets featured in magazine pictures. But this part of Vietnam can experience several typhoons a year – time it wrong and you may find your holiday blown away in water and wind.
Places to stay
Hintok River Camp @ Hellfire Pass
Kanchanaburi, River Kwai, Thailand
The Chedi, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Chang Khlan, Thailand
Luang Poj Boutique Hostel
Ranong, City Centre, Thailand
Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand