Burial is the oldest of human rituals. From simple stone dolmens to the glory of the pyramids, humans have spent a lot of time and energy providing the deceased with a decent send-off. Basic or bombastic, cemeteries tell us how people died, but also how they lived. Anne Supsic profiles 12 of the most interesting cemeteries in the world.
If predictability and room service don't figure prominently in your personal mantra, anthropologist Stephen Le has some ideas on how to tailor a charmingly quixotic quest to discover Japan, on a bare-bones budget.
There's a lot of talk these days about eating organic, local and sustainable food. But what about your favorite drinks? These eight beverage makers know a thing or two about sustainable practices, and the best thing is, their doors are open to visitors.
Whether watching the sunrise from the peak of a holy mountain, summiting a sulphur-belching active volcano or scouring the jungle for traces of the endangered black panther, these seven treks are amongst Asia’s most spectacular.