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In pictures: The mountains of Asia

In pictures: The mountains of Asia

By Mon, Jul 22, 2013 2:14AM UTC 1 Comment In pictures: The mountains of Asia

From the snow peaks of the Himalayas in India and Nepal to the high country of Sri Lanka’s tea growing districts and Indonesia’s verdant volcanoes, the mountain ranges of Asia offer a variety of vistas, climates, villages and even agricultural methods. These images showcase a swathe of these mountains with everything from foot hills to...

5 great markets in Asia

By Sat, Apr 06, 2013 3:57PM UTC Comments Off 5 great markets in Asia

By Casey Hynes The market practically defines the Asian experience. The intermingled odors of spice, sweat, grilled meats, raw fish and the sharp, sinus-clearing scent of rice alcohol envelop you in the commerce and community of these often tightly packed microcosms of their colorful countries. Asia’s markets are where to go if you want to...

Two wheels good: Asia’s love affair with the humble bike

By Wed, Jan 23, 2013 9:14PM UTC Comments Off Two wheels good: Asia’s love affair with the humble bike

We’ve all heard tales of China’s, and indeed all of Asia’s, rising middle class spending their money on all kinds of things from cars, to luxury foods and travel thanks to their booming economy. However one of the latest fads has been high end bicycle models. This is probably most surprising as bikes have long...

Will 2013 be the year of eco-tourism in Asia?

By Tue, Jan 15, 2013 6:14AM UTC 1 Comment Will 2013 be the year of eco-tourism in Asia?

In the past I’ve used considerable column space hammering out just exactly what eco-tourism is and what it isn’t. Perhaps this could be reduced to the old good vs. evil argument, but that’s another can of worms that doesn’t need opening in this piece. Suffice to say, that if tourism has an ecological or human...

5 end of the world places in Asia

By Sat, Jun 30, 2012 2:38PM UTC Comments Off 5 end of the world places in Asia

THERE are plenty of remote places in the world that can kind of feel like you’ve dropped out of the modern universe. In Asia these can range from deserted beaches to primal forest, the far reaches of a train line or mountainous terrain. These five locations around Asia are all places you could well quote...

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