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Jaipur: Exploring the Pink City

Jaipur: Exploring the Pink City
March 6, 2013 - 0 Comments - Natasha von Geldern

THE city of Jaipur forms one point of India’s “Golden Triangle” but when I arrived in the Pink City I confess I knew little about the sights to see, apart from it presumably having some pink buildings. The rose-coloured ochre wash was originally applied to the buildings as part of preparations to welcome Prince Albert,…>

In pictures: Boat travel in Asia

In pictures: Boat travel in Asia
December 28, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

RIVERS form much of the landscape and lifeblood of Asia, providing not only vital resources such as water, fish stock and  crop hydration but a means of transport too. Boats are essential in places such as the Ganges in India, the Mekong in Indochina, and lakes and rivers in Nepal and China. Here are some…>

What kind of traveller are you? 6 travel personalities unearthed

What kind of traveller are you? 6 travel personalities unearthed
December 4, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

“SHOULD we book the elephant online?” my friends asked before their planned trip to India. “It might be booked out.” I frowned, straining to keep images of an elephant checking email out of my mind. “Um… I’m sure it can fit you into its schedule,” I finally managed. We’ve all got them – friends that…>

Searching for unspoilt Ubud in Bali

Searching for unspoilt Ubud in Bali
November 16, 2012 - 0 Comments - Natasha von Geldern

WHEN I first arrived on a hot afternoon in the central streets of Ubud I felt disappointed. My first impression was that 30 years of headlong tourist development have left Bali’s artistic centre a noisy, polluted traffic jam. Yes it is a fascinating mix of east and west, with all the energy that arises from…>

In pictures: Indian railways

In pictures: Indian railways
September 27, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

THE Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest railway networks. In just one day it moves the entire population of Australia around, or 20 million passengers. While this a small portion of India’s 1.2 billion population, it is some achievement to shunt this mass of humanity around 115,000 km of track to some 7,500…>

Vietnam airline fined for in-flight bikini show

Vietnam airline fined for in-flight bikini show
August 11, 2012 - 2 Comments - Travel Wire Asia

BORED by in-flight safety demos? A group of bikini-clad beauty queens in Vietnam recently strutted through a packed airplane as dance music blasted a song with the lyric “I’m crazy for banana.” State-run media reported Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Administration fined Vietjet Air 20 million dong ($960) for staging the three-minute show on Aug. 3 without…>

Australia’s weird place names – Part 3

Australia’s weird place names – Part 3
July 11, 2012 - 0 Comments - Jo Lane

COME to Australia and it might not just be the snakes, spiders, weather and roads you have to battle with. Pronouncing the names of places is hard enough with tongue twisters like Chinkapook and Gooloogong on the menu. This is the final installment in this three part series of weird Australian place names. Also check…>

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