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EXPLORING SRI LANKA’S COLONIAL HERITAGE

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Café Onion – The Hippest Café To Visit In Seoul

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A Glistening Jewel in Chiang Mai

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A UNESCO World Heritage site, Galle Fort today is brimming with culture. Colonial architecture meets Sri Lankan and South Asian traditions, and while it may be a relatively tiny place, the fort is home to a labyrinth of streets lined with boutiques, cafes, and Instagrammable corners. Galle Fort was originally built by the Portuguese in …

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The Seongsu area around Seoul Forest has earned the reputation of being the “Brooklyn of Seoul”, with cafes such as Daelim Warehouse, Zagmachi, or.er, Café Cow&Dog being new hangout places for the hip and young Koreans. Café Onion itself which has fast become a popular landmark of the area, is converted from a metal factory. …

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Along the Ping river in Chiang Mai, a glistening jewel of a hotel has recently opened, offering a new spin on local design techniques. The Little Shelter hotel was designed by Bangkok-based architecture, interior and landscape design firm Department of Architecture Co., whose design of the fourteen-room hotel is a homage to the traditional housing …

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In Korea, if the address of your destination includes the word ri, you can be assured that where you’re going is far from any bustling crowds. Ri, which means ‘village’ in Korean, are usually remote farming towns. According to the government’s administrative categorisation, the unit ri is reserved for the least populated areas of a …

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This special designed Art Walk will introduce you to a creative and versatile aspect of Shanghai. Starting your walk in Pudong, at a former coal factory, crossing the river where we head to some hidden galleries, you’ll experience Shanghai’s way of life & work and learn about artists that got inspired by this remarkable city. Contact …

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There simply is nowhere quite like it. One of the world’s last wildernesses. A holiday in Mongolia will be like no other. We design bespoke holidays and tours during which you can stay in lodges, and authentic homestays. From the mesmerising Gobi Desert to the steppe of the central heartland, the eagle hunters of the …

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There are more types of traditional Indonesian textiles than you can count on both hands. One reason for the great variety is that Indonesia is an archipelago of thousands of islands.  Nearly every inhabited island has its own unique methods of weaving and dying. Today, there is much travel and trade between the islands, so you are likely to find classic techniques in ceremonial pieces and household fabrics where ever you …

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Every textile tells a story if you know what to look for, especially the antique textiles you’ll see in museums and elegant shops throughout Asia and Southeast Asia. Going to local markets, museums, and festivals allows you to truly immerse yourself in the culture. The raw material – cotton, silk, plant fibers or camel hair – tells you where the weaving was done. The colors speak …

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Eight years ago, it would have been impossible to find a sophisticated Bangkokian tossing back a shot of ya dong, or Thai herbal moonshine. It costs just 30 cents a pop at shady liquor carts on street corners around the city, found in rows of cookie jars with questionable infusion recipes. While its street version …

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The Gawdawpalin temple is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Myanmar. The temple has more than 800 years of history is a favorite destination of many visitors. The Gawdawpalin temple has a similar architecture to the design of the Thatbyinnyu, the Htilominlo and Sulamani temples. Although there are many connotations behind the name …

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