A Visitor in the Land of Smiles and Smells – Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok. A jewel of Southeast Asia. A hot, pulsating, yet friendly city. Travel writer John Stampley explains some fascinating aspects of Thai culture.

Traveling in Japan in Winter

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Japan is seasonal. Fiona Canning suggests you go in winter to escape the crowds of westerners on organised tours and witness the everyday rituals that make the country so exciting.

Gods, Devils, and Geisha – Setsubun (Japanese Spring Ritual) in Kyoto

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Setsubun is a Japanese Spring Ritual where Japanese drive out bad luck in the form of devils from their homes by tossing beans. Here is Setsubun as done in the old capital of Kyoto.

Nepal Trekking and Mountaineering

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Experience the spirit of the Himalayan Mountains. Lopsang Sherpa tells you what you need to know about mountaineering in Nepal.

Old Beijing & New Beijing: A Guide to Both Sides of China’s Capital

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Beijing is full of ancient attractions, not to mention traditional art and cuisine. But as Shelley Seale shows us, there’s a modern side to this eclectic city, too.

Driving in Japan – a fool’s endeavor?

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Driving overseas can be a daunting task at the best of times. Throw in one of the worlds largest urban landscapes and you’ve got one nervous driver. Tom Shuttleworth bares white knuckles to help guide us out of Tokyo.

Why borrowed slippers, eunuchs and video cameras make for an interesting train ride in India

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Vanessa Martin Randin & her husband decided to take the train from Goa to Udipi on a recent trip to India, & returned with some great stories – for less than the cost of a cup of coffee in some countries.

A Man Named Nol: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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There are plenty of lessons to be learned from Cambodia’s past, Sally Eeles explains how five young Aussies got the lesson of a lifetime.

The Ghosts of History: Moscow, Russia

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Join this Englishman in Moscow on a visit to a war museum in the city, reflect with him on the past, and think about what it might mean for the future.

A Brief Guide to Indian Public Buses: Allepuzha, Kerala, India

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On a particularly eventful trip on the roads of South India, Matthew Crompton discovers the secret manual that makes Indian buses — and their drivers — the greatest in the world.