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Swimming with giants

Live out the experience of a lifetime diving with blue whales in Sri Lanka. John Hutchinson took the wildlife tour.

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Blinging in the Year of the Goat

Luxury brands target jetsetters in the run up to Chinese New Year festivities worldwide.

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Copy of SI Thailand 10 psl use even if small

Heaven on a bike

Allison Foat finds that a guided cycle tour is the best way to explore a Thai island

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No more loungers on public Thai beaches
December 15 2014 at 11:36

A clean-up of beaches at Phuket, the top resort, has been ordered by the military government.

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Chengdu, a taste of Chinese living
December 5 2014 at 08:11

This highly populated city is one of the world’s greatest metropolises, writes Mpiletso Motumi.

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In search of lost time in high-speed Tokyo
December 1 2014 at 11:31

Tradition can be hard to find amid the lanes and towers of the metropolis of 13 million.

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Experience India and Nepal in luxury
November 26 2014 at 11:56

Insight Vacations' Signature Year continues with the release of its 2015-16 India Specialist brochure.

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A sixth sense for romance
November 21 2014 at 13:03

It's been voted the world's sexiest hotel room. Simon Cable explores Water Villa 5.

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Just say yes to any invitation
November 21 2014 at 12:03

Elizabeth Pisani produced her remarkable book Indonesia, Etc. Exploring The Improbable Nation after a 13-month journey around the archipelago.

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Sister cities offer dual perspectives
November 14 2014 at 12:56

The abundant connections between Japan and Korea are particularly clear at ground and sea level, writes Mark Jenkins.

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Thailand struggles to attract visitors
November 13 2014 at 08:29

The industry has yet to recover from a slump in visitors due to months of sometimes violent street protests that left nearly 30 people dead.

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Tea, trains and tales from Darjeeling
November 12 2014 at 13:14

The eponymous hill resort nestled in the Himalayas in India's northeast is also a gateway to spectacular views of the world's third highest peak.

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Trekking a Himalayan trail before a snowstorm
November 5 2014 at 08:06

Anup Kaphle and Whitney Shefte's plan to go trekking in Nepal first began almost a year ago over a copious amount of bad wine on the Amtrak.

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