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.

An Ideal Chinatown in Amazing Malacca

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Join Carleton Cole on this visit to the “perfect Chinatown” in Malacca, Malaysia – it’s marked by a walkable road with an equilibrium of locals going about their daily life and visitors impressed with the culture, plus a “just right” balance of shrines and cafes, homes and shops.

The Tsunami 5 Years On: My Visit to Aceh, Indonesia

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On Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake measuring nine on the Richter scale struck just off the coast of Aceh, Indonesia. Amanda George travelled to Aceh to look at the progress that has been made and some of the surprising consequences of the disaster.

5 Great Itineraries in Asia for 5 Different Theme Trips

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Thinking about traveling around Asia but not sure what to do? Robert Fitzsimmons has five suggestions for theme trips that might be a good place to start.

8 Great Spots To Watch Sunset In Australasia

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Looking for a gorgeous spot to watch the sun sink below the horizon while in Asia or Australia? Or would you like to see 8 awesome photos of that anyway? Kelvin Lim helps us out here.

Just an Onsen – Matsuyama, Japan

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As storied as Dogo Onsen’s history is, it’s still an onsen.

Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

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It may not be the highest peak on earth, but the 2 day climb up Mount Kinabalu will get even the fittest person heart pumping.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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Tea and Scones are not the first thing you think of when visiting Malaysia. But travel to the Cameron Highlands and that is exactly what you will get.

Sapa, Vietnam – Getting Out of Hanoi

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Vietnam, an emerging country where everyone is eager to join the modern world. But head deep into the hills of Sapa and you will find a community still holding on to their traditions.