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5-Days Myanmar’s Islands Safari

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Shanghai Art Walk

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Textiles of Indonesia’s Flores and Sumba

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“A Scenic Safari Aboard the MV Sea Gipsy”. Relax aboard and let your troubles float away on crystal clear, emerald waves. Escape the crowds and relax into the peaceful serenity of a boating adventure through the stunning and remote Mergui Archipelago. Basic Itinerary: Day 1: Meet your guide at Kawthaung airport, and ensure that you are all …

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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 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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Don’t follow the herd… Hop on board and enjoy this unique food tour with us in one of Chiang Mai’s famous rod daeng trucks. Delve into the history behind Northern Thai food and the influence Burmese cuisine has had on the region with your foodie guide. She knows the Chiang Mai food scene like the …

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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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Siem Reap’s most attention-grabbing Cambodian cuisine these days is surprisingly its most traditional, coming out of the very rustic upstairs kitchen of Pou Restaurant, which occupies an unrenovated wooden house on a dusty street opposite the historic Wat Damnak Pagoda. Pou translates as “uncle” in Cambodia, where it is customary to use the local equivalents …

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Kicking off with a hair-raising klong boat ride from Siam pier to a hidden old town district rarely visited by Westerners… get set for the best Bangkok food tour in town. Wander through this peaceful laid-back neighbourhood where you’re unlikely to see another traveler and tackle the century old food market that’s been feeding locals …

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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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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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