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Luang Prabang

She scrolls through her iPhone, swiping frantically as if obtaining a high score on Candy Crush. The check-in assistant was in fact trying to find my destination – Luang Prabang, Laos (I was connecting with a different airline in Thailand so she was searching for the airport code as their airline does not fly there). 720 more words


Typhoon Haima heads toward Hong Kong


photo: By National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Jeffrey E. Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response – https://lance.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/imagery/single.cgi?image=Haima.A2016294.0530.2km.jpg, Public Domain, Link

The Ancient Water Town of Luzhi

Since coming back to America, we have been catching up on movies we haven’t seen.  For whatever reason, we decided to start with Mission Impossible movies, the first one being Mission Impossible III.  64 more words


Spirit of the Forest

Famous for many things, Japan is especially known for its sheer appreciation of nature. Shizen in Japanese, there are very few prefectures that are not surrounded by forests, mountains, waterfalls, hiking trails and the now changing colours that welcome the onset of Autumn. 129 more words


Konyaks, the head-hunters of Nagaland, India

Konyak tribal people – once fearsome warriors and head-hunters, now dying-out culture of Nagaland, northeast India. They are recognised by their facial and body tattoos, their age is seldom confirmed, but estimated from 80 to over 100 years. 156 more words


Lantana Hoi An Boutique Hotel, Vietnam (Review)

I was spoiled for choice while looking for a hotel in Hoi An. The beautiful ancient city is one of Vietnam‘s most popular tourist destinations, and that meant a myriad of accommodations to pick and choose — from luxury and boutique hotels, to the old-school and backpacker type hostels; by the beach, beside the river, or in the old town. 646 more words


Trans-Mongolian Railway

After receiving my visa for China late on Wednesday, I was to catch the train from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing at 7.30am Thursday morning, which was due to arrive 28 hours later. 486 more words