Stripped of its status as capital in 2005, Yangon nonetheless continues to be the hub of economic activity, a hive of underground intellectual debate and the gateway for most international visitors. That said, many travellers tend to give Yangon short….
‘Songkran’, the annual Water Festival and marks the start of the traditional New Year in Thailand. ‘Songkran’ (from the Sanskirt word Sankranti, signifying the sun’s shift from one zodiac to another) heralds the beginning of the solar year and….
Chol Chnam Thay Festivals is traditional Tet of Khmer. The festival start from the 1st to the 3rd of Chet month according to Buddhist calendar, equivalent to the 12th to 15th day of April by solar calendar. There are many fun….
A star attraction on the Indian festival stage is Diwali – a joyous celebration that, broadly speaking, celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The festival’s name roughly translates to ‘row of lamps/lights’ – which is why Diwali is widely….
Luang Prabang is one of the highlights of our trip through the southeast Asian country of Laos. In fact, it was one of the highlights of all of our Asia travel due to the best night market I’ve ever visited, full….
Takayamawas settled as far back as the Jōmon period. Takayama is best known for its inhabitants’ expertise in carpentry. It is believed carpenters from Takayama worked on the Imperial Palace in Kyoto and on many of the temples in Kyoto and Nara…..
Often bypassed in favour of neighbouring Sìchuān, Chóngqìng is worthy of more attention, with its imposing location overlooking the Yangzi River and conversation-stalling spicy food. Modern China’s futuristic cityscape contrasts with the clutter of old steel boats at the docks and….
Thailand is often referred to as a golden land. First introductions are made in Bangkok, a modern behemoth of screaming traffic, gleaming shopping centres and international sensibilities interwoven with devout Buddhism. Chiang Mai, the country’s bohemian centre, is where the….