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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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Death in paradise
March 17 2015 at 11:41

Welcome to "Execution Island" - the Indonesian holiday resort where foreigners are sent to die.

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A dream holiday in Afghanistan?
March 17 2015 at 12:22

Untouched slopes, perfect powder and just 20 other tourists: Welcome to the first ever ski resort... in Afghanistan.

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Rangoon: A city in transition
March 16 2015 at 12:39

Burma’s largest city is almost unrecognisable – and changing so fast, your travel guide is probably out of date.

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Everest, a mountain of waste
March 10 2015 at 09:40

The climbers who try to conquer Mount Everest are threatening the roof of the world - by their toilet habits.

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Singapore is tops for Muslim tourists
March 9 2015 at 09:44

A survey has ranked Singapore as the top non-Islamic destination for Muslim tourists.

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It's raining cats on a Japanese island
March 5 2015 at 12:36

An army of feral cats rule a remote island in southern Japan, where the felines outnumber humans six to one.

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Inside the world’s happiest country
March 3 2015 at 12:26

It is known as the happiest country in the world. Now Bhutan has released amazing images taken by the king himself.

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Take the other route to Everest
February 20 2015 at 12:30

London – The route used by mountaineers to scale Everest is to be altered next month amid fears of an increased avalanche risk.

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Vietnam takes your breath away
February 18 2015 at 15:52

it’s a culture shock, all right, with crazy traffic and little English – but its charms are electrifying, writes Zelda Venter.

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Pastes and poultices – all part of paradise
February 16 2015 at 12:34

Sri Lanka may be far to go to experience the bliss of an Ayurvedic spa,

but you won’t regret the effort, writes Sue Derwent

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