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A sixth sense for romance

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

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

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

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No highway to heaven, but it’s pretty close
August 14 2014 at 08:03

The first hard-surface road to Lukla - also known as the gateway to Mount Everest - is set to be built, the Nepalese government announced.

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Japan's 'gourmet sightseeing trains’
August 13 2014 at 12:22

'Gourmet sightseeing trains' across Japan are a hot trend, allowing passengers to go sightseeing while dining on authentic dishes.

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Where rainforests meet beaches
August 8 2014 at 13:24

The tropical island paradise of Borneo is the third largest island in the world.

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A Buddhist enclave high in Himalayas
August 8 2014 at 08:07

Perched on a plateau in India, this remote enclave is the sort of place that holds an irresistible allure for travellers.

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The mysterious oddities of jellyfish
August 7 2014 at 08:10

At Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Japan, jellyfish are illuminated in dark blue light and swim amid relaxing music.

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Seeing Korea through his parents' eyes
August 6 2014 at 08:04

George Kim is the anti-James Bond, the ill-prepared tourist with the giant camera slung around his neck - that's Theodore Kim's dad.

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Want an authentic Japanese wedding?
August 5 2014 at 12:17

More and more foreign newlyweds are having their photos taken at temples and shrines in Kyoto wearing traditional bridal outfits.

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Japan sees gold in Muslim tourism
August 4 2014 at 08:04

CrescentRating, which promotes 'halaal' travel, says Southeast Asia will be a key source for Muslim tourists after Tokyo eased visa requirements.

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Asia planning 350 new airports
July 31 2014 at 12:20

Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

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Meet a master soba maker in Japan
July 25 2014 at 08:12

Koichi Saijo hopes more people will better understand the situation of Fukushima Prefecture today and enjoy a visit there.

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