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Create your own seafood mix in Aomori

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

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

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

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Bliss is a traditional Japanese inn
January 30 2015 at 17:15

Paula Shoyer discovers the meaning of fastidious luxury in a traditional Japanese guesthouse.

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Swimming with giants
January 28 2015 at 11:51

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
January 20 2015 at 15:12

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

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Heaven on a bike
January 16 2015 at 17:34

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

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The amazing soul of Seoul
January 14 2015 at 15:23

In the grip of a civil war, the last bastion of the Cold War offers a myriad surprises.

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25 passengers held for air rage
January 12 2015 at 12:25

Two placed in 15-day detention for ‘inciting passengers’.

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Travelling into 2015
January 7 2015 at 17:51

Rising costs aside, this year could well be your year for jetting the globe.

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Making the most of Little Tibet
January 5 2015 at 06:47

Byklakuppe is a surprising little Tibetan nook that holds many delights for the intrepid tourist.

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Wish you were in... Kabul!
December 31 2014 at 12:02

Adventure trips to Afghanistan are becoming increasingly popular, say specialist tour operators.

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The ghost of Kabul past
December 23 2014 at 06:58

All-night parties with plenty of alcohol and a lot of single people were always incongruous in the capital of conservative Muslim Afghanistan.

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