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Exploring The Fabric of India

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Wild Great Wall Tour

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Shanghai Urban Walk

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 We’ve several years ago compiled our own Fabric of India program, which visited weavers’ villages, go shopping with a Mumbai fashion guru, and walk away with some colorful souvenirs of their own. Read on for more details on the experiences that visiting textile lovers shouldn’t miss. The program begins in Mumbai. After a spot of sightseeing, guests …

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Conquer preserved sections of China’s greatest man-made structure as you hike the Wild Great Wall. Steeped in history and surrounded by yellow wild flowers, this section boasts some of the wall’s most photogenic views. I met the driver in the lobby of my hotel, and head  northwest to the Wild Great Wall of China. Walk …

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Cool shanghainese heading for the creative district, highrise exploding into thin air, Ferrari and Porsches waiting outside colourfull brand stores. Urban Shanghai is vibrant, an instant yet prevailing snapshot of modern days China. It is fast, yet has it slow sides, it is sharp, yet have its curly districts. I love to introduce modern day …

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Karakol is the main city in the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan and is mostly known for being a jumping-off point for the surrounding Tian Shan Mountains and the popular treks to Ala-Kul Lake, Altyn Arashan hot springs and the new treks in the village of Jyrgalan. But, there are so many things to do in Karakol itself, many …

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The dry desert air that blew over me as I arrived in Dunhuang was like an old friend welcoming me home. Even though it’s now a modern city, I felt at once as if I were truly on the Silk Road of ancient times. Seeing the dunes in the distance, I couldn’t wait until day when I’d …

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Dawns soft rays sneaking into the deep valleys below. A slow bus heading into the green rolling hills beyond. Lisu, Shan, Palaung and Kachin people pushing worn out bikes with loads of vegetables to riverside markets in the horizon. At monasteries above, monks are putting their dark red robes on poles, soon to be kissed …

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If you only have a short amount of time to visit Kyoto then you will undoubtedly leave promising to come back and experience everything that you missed out on.  There’s a lot to get through! If you need a step in the right direction, here’s our guide to 24 hours in Kyoto, created by our team …

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Laos is something of a mystery to most travelers before they arrive; a sleepy country nestled amongst more well-known neighbors like Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. But Laos is widely praised for its natural beauty and friendly people, and the surprisingly delightful offerings for cultural, historical and natural sightseeing. Here are five places not to be missed …

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Amanyangyun is a peaceful sanctuary on the outskirts of downtown Shanghai. Amid a flourishing forest of camphor trees near a tranquil lake, 13 re-mastered Ming and Qing Dynasty villas have been carefully moved brick-by-brick from Fuzhou to become an integral part of Aman’s fourth destination in China. Expect light-filled spaces adorned with natural materials, earthy tones, …

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Baths have been an important part of Bhutanese family life and traditional medicine for centuries. These hot-stone baths are believed to heal ailments such as hypertension, stomach disorders, and arthritis. The addition of aromatic herbs in the water further enhances the healing power. The bath itself is typically wooden and constructed in the ground outside …

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