You Are Browsing ‘Asia’ Category

10 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Dubai Right Now One of the most iconic and exotic cities in the world, Dubai is a city of wonder. You will understand the true meaning of development after taking a look at Dubai in the 80s and 90s. There is a lot more to the city than just skyscrapers and 5-star hotels. Whether you are a tourist or a businessman, you will find plenty of accommodation in the numerous apartments in Dubai. What was initially a desert backwater, is now a tourist hotspot. Here are 10 reasons why you need to visit Dubai right...

The Bizarre & Amusing Translations of Place Names Around The World It’s fair to say that we don’t always put a lot of thought into the names of places we visit. In fact, unless they are in the English language, we just take them as read. This point is widely proven across the USA and the UK, where we all enjoy poking fun at some of the truly ridiculously named villages, towns and cities across both nations. Ridiculous Place Names Just take a look at this very enjoyable article from The Telegraph which lists 10 of the silliest place...

15 of The World’s Oldest Buildings and Where You Can Find Them Travelling abroad gives us a chance to experience authentic cultures which can’t be enjoyed anywhere else. Drinking Guinness in Dublin, eating pizza in Rome or watching a jazz band in New Orleans are great examples. Authentic cultural experiences are often tied to history. For example, while you can take a trip on a punt or rowing boat all around the world, there’s something extra special about taking a gondola around the waters of Venice. Venice, along with 99...

Koh Samui offers a lush landscape of beautiful beaches full of palm trees and mountainous rain forests. The island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, off the east coast of Kra Isthmus. Visitors can get a beachside cottage among the coconut trees or rent one of the most luxurious resorts they can find. There is also a plethora of fun activities to do. Wondering how many days to spend in Koh Samui? A three-day trip would allow you to take in a lot of the sites and not break the bank. Of course, if your work and budget allow, you can spend...

Remote tropical destinations appeal to many as a prime choice for getaways. Clear, turquoise water, powdery sandy beaches, palm trees swaying the breeze and plenty of sunshine make for the idyllic location to relax and unwind. While there are many popular places around the world to enjoy the perfect vacation, there are a number of less frequented islands, which offer the chance to avoid crowds. Immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine while enjoying the quiet and laid back atmosphere away from daily life stress. Cayo Coco, Cuba Relax...

As the promise of a new year is upon us, and sounds of Merry Christmas fill the air, it is time of the year when many couples are planning that much-needed (and often postponed!) romantic getaway. Whether you are looking to spend some quality time together or rekindle the spark in your relationship, heading on to a romantic getaway can give you the solitude and tranquillity to start off the New Year on a positive note. While there are many countries in Southeast Asia that offer the best in terms of tourist attractions and services, Malaysia...

December is here and you can sense the onset of festive vibes, the anxious waiting for the season holidays to start, to get together with loved ones and celebrate the joyous time. It’s Christmas and most people would plan on having the typical white Christmas vacation and travel to western places where Christmas is a grand occasion – everywhere you go, its snowflakes, Santa clauses and Christmas trees. Though the festival at western destinations are an elaborate celebration, for travelers, visit such places in December means less...

Singapore is one of the best places to spend Christmas with kids, as it offers a range of fun activities with a flavor of the festive spirit. There are a number of things to do with kids in Singapore if you are visiting with your family this Christmas. Here’s our list of the best. Port of Lost Wonder, Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, Singapore The Port of Lost Wonder at Sentosa island is one of the best places to spend Christmas with your kids in Singapore. A kids’ club by the beach, Port of Lost Wonder offers a range of activities...

Len Rutledge Luxury and experiential travel are changing the travel industry and the way many people think about travel. While trips to see grandma will always occur, family trips today are often camping safaris through Africa or visits to remote lodges in Bhutan. Today’s travellers are braver than ever and are prepared to travel well off the beaten track. They are looking for something unique and individual.  As new destinations emerge, traditional tourist hotspots and resorts have to rethink their approach in order to stay relevant. I...

There’s little doubt that Asian safaris and getaway adventures showcase some of the planet’s most remote, unique and unexplored sceneries. From Mongolia to India all the way through China and Indonesia, it is amazing how the beauty of the Asian alps blends perfectly with the flora and fauna to come up with picturesque sights and unforgettable experience. And if you’re wondering where you to set your sails next, here some of the top 10 Asian safaris that any globetrotter should have on their bucket list. 1. Watch the Mongolian...