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Thailand asks tourists to wear ‘safety wristbands’

The wristbands will have the names of the tourists and the hotel where they are staying, so inebriated visitors may be 'guided' back.

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THE WASHINGTON POST

Cruising Myanmar's Irrawaddy River

You don't travel to a country emerging from decades of isolation just to sip champagne by the pool, writes Jamie Rich.

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THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN

Kanazawa's warning to tourists

Tourists are being requested to refrain from eating while walking through the historic Higashi Chaya District in Kanazawa, Japan.

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Trouble-free travel, Thai style
September 12 2014 at 08:19

Diversity and delights abound in the land of smiles, writes Thabiso Thakali.

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Gallery: Trouble-free travel, Thai style
September 12 2014 at 08:18

When you think about a trip to Thailand a few things come to mind.

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Tourists turned off as Kerala goes dry
September 11 2014 at 08:01

With its sweeping coastline, riverboats and emerald tea plantations, Kerala has become a leading tourist draw in India.

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Behind Nepal’s demon mask
September 10 2014 at 08:07

Each year during the festival of Indra Jatra, Nepalese police officer Laxman Ranjit takes a week-long leave of absence.

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The most treacherous pass in the world
September 3 2014 at 12:08

Thousands of metres above sea level without protective barriers is terrifying, writes Rebecca Brett.

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Asia’s vanishing communities
August 28 2014 at 08:10

The relentless drive to emulate the West has already consigned many traditional communities to rubble, and with them a way of life.

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Hungary to run luxury trains to Tehran
August 27 2014 at 08:01

Railway enthusiasts with a taste for nostalgia will soon be able to indulge their Orient Express fantasies.

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India’s Kerala state bans alcohol
August 25 2014 at 08:12

From next year only five-star hotels will be granted licences.

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Welcome to India's Old Goa
August 22 2014 at 08:11

Each morning, buses and auto-rickshaws heave tourists away from the sugar-soft beaches of India's Goa state and inland toward Old Goa.

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The essence of Asia
August 21 2014 at 08:08

Exclusive to Trafalgar, Be My Guest dining experiences capture the true essence of Asia as only an insider can.

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