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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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When ‘voluntourism’ comes at a cost
June 27 2014 at 08:02

Siam Reap's 'orphanages' attract Western university students who arrive during what is actually low season for visitors.

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Flash your passport and get free wifi
June 25 2014 at 12:09

Japan is considered one of the most high-tech countries in the world, but it lacks wifi hotspots for tourists. This will soon change.

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Japan’s clubland weathers dancing ban
June 24 2014 at 14:36

Tokyo's status as one of the world's clubbing capitals looks set to survive a potentially ruinous police crackdown on - of all things - dancing.

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Taj gets makeover to restore colour
June 23 2014 at 14:27

The building's stone has darkened more and more through years of exhaust fumes and visitors touching it.

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Turkmenistan’s Door to Hell
June 23 2014 at 08:17

Flames dance out of cracks in its floor and around the sides, and a burning blast of air emanating from the pit shifts with the wind.

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N Korea literally a tourist trap
June 13 2014 at 14:01

Despite the risks, tour operators say business to North Korea is booming.

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The best of both worlds
June 13 2014 at 08:11

Hasmita Nair travels east to Bali and Hong Kong for tranquillity and an eclectic city jaunt.

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Pictures: The best of both worlds
June 13 2014 at 08:10

There are countless arts and cultural activities to experience on a trip to the Far East.

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Thai curfew lifted in tourist hotspots
June 4 2014 at 08:06

Months of bloody political unrest have dealt a heavy blow to the key tourism industry in the Land of Smiles.

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Elegance returns to Pontocho
May 30 2014 at 14:03

The resurrected landscape of Pontocho, Kyoto, has been made possible through the enforcement of rules created by local residents.

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