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Textiles of Indonesia’s Flores and Sumba

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BANGKOK: YA DONG, TRADITIONAL THAI MOONSHINE

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Textiles of Guizhou, China

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Spring rolls with fresh herbs, prawns and salty nuts. A road corner, in Hanoi, in the evening with home brewed beer and sunflower seeds. A boat trip through rocks of eternity, a trek into light green fragile rice fields. Road tripping on a motorbike through the pleasantly cool tropical night. To a town still living …

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Who will join me on this adventure? Our trek starts from the mountain town of Leh. The best way to reach Leh is by flight as this will help the trekkers to catch a glimpse of the snow capped mountains. This trek is named Chadar because it is over the Zanskar River which lies frozen …

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The ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is an extraordinary country. We are specialists in curating unique and unforgettable journeys through the valleys of this magical Himalayan kingdom. We design bespoke holidays during which you can stay in luxury five star lodges, authentic homestays or even wake up above the clouds in your own private camp. …

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Hong Kong’s Art Basel is in the news and Setouchi is set for three seasons of contemporary art in the Seto Inland Sea, but what about South Korea? Keen art lovers will know that Gwangju’s Biennale is worth a look, but the country’s capital has plenty of boasting to do when it comes to the …

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Monks at a pagoda down a dusty road. Young curious eyes following your steps from a ramshackle school in the hills. A bike ride through the temples of Bagan in the early mornings mist. A trek into mountains of yesterday north of Mandalay. Old men in Longyi skirts, whispering of todays news at colonial teashops. …

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With some time to kill before catching our train to Lanzhou we went to Dafo Si, Giant Buddha Temple, which has the largest wooden reclining Buddha in Asia. The temple itself is very big and was originally built in the 11th century. The Buddha itself is a sight to behold, although no photos were allowed, …

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おはようございます ohayou gozaimasu – Good morning!こんにちは konnichiwa – Hello / Good afternoon!久しぶり hisashiburi – It’s been a while.じゃあまた jaa mata – See you!お元気で o genki de – Take care.お名前は何ですか?o namae wa nan desu ka – What’s your name?です …desu – I’m… 好きです suki desu – I like it. いいですよ ii desu yo – It’s good. …

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A bike trip before the sun rises. To a temple covered in morning mist, overgrown by wild jungle plants. A roadside snack of grasshoppers and spiders. A river leading deep into the Cardamom Mountains. Or south into the sea. Drinks without ends in Sihanoukville, or a slow day at a hidden beach. Cambodia is licking …

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A close relationship with nature is the mantra of the Lloyd’s Inn brand. First established in 1990, the boutique hotel was given a facelift in 2014 by Farm Architects, offering tranquillity in a raw, minimal shell nestled amid greenery just off the cusp of the popular Orchard Road shopping street. ‘The new branding took advantage …

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Snow covered peaks rising above high valleys covered by blooming apple trees. A monastery on a ridge. Overlooking a village untouched by roads. While trekkers are licking sun outside a high altitude tea-house. A local festival puts color on daily life. Color on a place where dreams, poems and pictures unfold. When to go to …

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