Archive for June, 2009

Dubai’s Coastal Paradise

June 30, 2009  

Dubai’s Coastal Paradise

An oasis in the desert, Dubai is loud, crazy, glamorous, and a host of other adjective, all of them extreme. It’s one of those place that you either love or hate. But beyond the shimmering steel skyline that continues to expand at a rapid pace, there is an array of sightseeing attractions suitable for all tastes. Burj al-Arab. Photo credit - Photo SG. First, The Glam You can’t miss the boat-like outline of the Burj al-Arab Hotel, which proclaims itself as the world’s... [Read more of this review]

Sal’s Travelogue #5 – Saibadee Pakse!

June 25, 2009  

Sal’s Travelogue #5 – Saibadee Pakse!

After the exploring Don Det and Phou Asa’s elephant trails, our writer Sal continued his journey towards Pakse and through to Vientiane. Here he shares his story exploring the rugged area around Pakse with a rented motorcycle, visited waterfalls and got on the sleeper bus towards Vientiane. Our journey had taken us to several quiet destinations, allowing us all the time and space we needed to refresh and relax. Pakse was to be yet another such destination, but... [Read more of this review]

Tibet, Roof of the World

June 22, 2009  

Tibet, Roof of the World

I don’t like to quote Wikipedia too often, but on this occasion it’s really quite apt – “‘Tibet’ names and definitions are linguistically and politically loaded language.” In context of this discussion, the Tibet we refer to is the official Tibet Autonomous Region. It is a natural geographic wonders, the world’s longest and highest plateau full of gorgeous scenery that has been dubbed ‘the roof of the world.’ While the country is filled with unique... [Read more of this review]

Unearthing Small-town China

June 18, 2009  

Unearthing Small-town China

It’s 2 pm. The April sun is beating down on my face hotter than it should be this time of year and little beads of sweat are starting to form on my back. Dust is kicking up from a nearby construction site as my friend and I wander aimlessly down a side street in Hengdian, a tiny town in Zhejiang Province that is supposed to be the ‘Hollywood of China’. It turns out that no, this isn’t the Hollywood of China, but rather a bunch of massive movie sets scattered... [Read more of this review]

Koh Phangan Comes of Age

June 16, 2009  

Koh Phangan Comes of Age

Lying in the shimmering turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Phangan is a party-goer’s paradise of legendary proportions. With its infamous Full Moon party every month for the last two decades, Koh Phangan has truly established itself as the destination of choice for party-animals, hippies and backpackers alike. Recently however, it has evolved into 5-star boutique resort destination, an astonishing transformation on all accounts. The Full Moon festivities... [Read more of this review]

Relaxing on Israeli Shores

June 15, 2009  

Relaxing on Israeli Shores

Everybody has often seen photographs of tourists relaxing in the Dead Sea, floating and reading a newspaper. While experiencing the gems of being in the Dead Sea is an unforgettable experience, there’s plenty more along the Israeli shore to see and enjoy some fun in the sun. Here are a few recommended stops along Israel’s other coastlines for your consideration Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv. Photo credit - RunnerAlan. Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv Going to the beach in Tel Aviv... [Read more of this review]

Weekly Update, 14th June 2009

June 14, 2009  

Weekly Update, 14th June 2009

From the Blog After sharing snaps from Jeju Island, South Korea, we followed that up with this photographic journey though Korea’s culinary delicacies. Hot last week, this article on 8 Amazing Dive Spots in Indonesia. See also, Pulau Seribu – Thousand Islands, Snapshots of Java, and 6 Uniquely Indonesian Festivals! A good compilation of New Zealand attractions: Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Rotorua’s Thermal Wonderland, the Port Hills Drive and the... [Read more of this review]

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