Category: Asia

The hill stations in Uttrakhand offer many opportunities for trekking.
India

A Guide To The 5 Best Hill Stations in Uttrakhand India

Chances are you haven’t heard about Uttrakhand, a state in the North of India. Uttrakhand has had brief moments of popularity in the West such as when the British Empire built hill stations in Uttrakhand as their summer escapes, or when The Beatles stayed in an ashram in Uttrakhand in the 1960s. Uttrakhand is very

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A Boracay beach is the perfect place for a snooze in the sunshine
The Philippines

What To Do in Boracay With Kids (+ Great Family-Friendly Boracay beaches)

Boracay has always been and will remain as one of the most sought-after destinations for families in the Philippines. Especially now that the island is newly improved (after 6 months of rehabilitation), the beaches of Boracay are once again poised to be among the best in the country. The natural and effortless beauty of a

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The Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the three prongs of the Golden Triangle in India
India

Why A Golden Triangle of India Tour Should Be On Your Bucketlist

With amazing palaces, grand romantic gestures, and scrumptious food tick your boxes for a bucket list adventure. Then you should hurry over to visit the so-called Golden Triangle of India. Covering a super popular tourist itinerary in India, a Golden Triangle of India tour covers 3 cities (New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) and hundreds of years

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you can see how modern Kokeshi dolls got their style
Japan

Why Vintage Japanese Dolls Make Affordable and Cool Japanese Souvenirs

When you are travelling in Japan, you see lots of antique Japanese dolls for sale.  These dolls are a relatively affordable souvenir even if they are Japanese porcelain dolls. Sure they aren’t as cheap as a Chinese-made fridge magnet but they are way also way cooler and have a cultural significance.  The most elegantly beautiful

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The view of Beijing from the Hotel Eclat.
China

The Hotel Eclat Beijing: A Chic Luxury Hotel With an Artsy Vibe

Eccentric luxury sounds like a contradiction in terms and generally not something you want in a hotel. The Hotel Eclat Beijing is the exception though. It’s the brainchild of a Hong Kong tycoon who wants to bring contemporary art out of collector’s confines and put it in public spaces. Nice public spaces though. The Hotel Eclat

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