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Land of Smiles extends warm welcome

In spite of the language barrier, the friendly peaceful Thai people are happy to share, writes Thobile Mathonsi.

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WASHINGTON POST

Japan’s historic churches vie for heritage status

Historic religious sites in Japan's Goto Islands considered for World Heritage status.

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Simple food that’s easy on your pocket

Offering the rare chance to eat outdoors, street restaurants are a nostalgic throwback to Hong Kong's past.

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Something's brewing in Bangkok
May 5 2015 at 12:51

Tamara Hinson rocks out at Thailand's first microbrewery and toasts its longevity.

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Nepal tourist enclave parties on
May 4 2015 at 09:17

For the adrenalin-junkie tourists of Pokhara, just an hour's drive from the epicentre of Nepal's earthquake, it's business as usual.

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Getting to know ‘space country’
April 30 2015 at 13:16

You can figure out anything if you can google it, including what’s on the menu in Kazakhstan, says Louise Flanagan.

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A world of its own
April 28 2015 at 14:09

Known as the City of Angels, Bangkok is a heady, steamy tropical metropolis that allures and beguiles, says Justin Fox

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Create your own seafood mix in Aomori
April 22 2015 at 12:24

Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Aomori Prefecture in Japan is known for its seafood, says Yuka Kumakura.

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Come to Japan and buy our loos
April 17 2015 at 13:24

Japan is trying an unusual way to impress visitors to their country with both their technology and their toilets.

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Putting North Korea on the map
April 16 2015 at 11:53

North Korea offers travellers stays in a “model village” as long as they don’t ask questions, writes Becky Pemberton.

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Walking the Great Wall
April 1 2015 at 11:41

Hiking the Great Wall of China the wild and free way thrills Will Ford.

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Something to sing about
March 25 2015 at 09:37

Singer Claudia Brücken, who fronted 80s synth-pop groups Propaganda and Act, talks about her travel experiences.

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A passage to India
March 23 2015 at 14:34

It’s a fact, discovers Amol Rajan: India’s defining feature is its diversity, and you have to see it as a continent.

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