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Thai Spa Traditions

August 1, 2010  

Thai Spa Traditions

Feel-good therapies and natural healing are the lifestyle mantras of the new millennium. Thailand leads the way in this regard, reviving many of its ancient techniques and treatments that have been handed down from one generation of women to the next. Thai massage and meditation are amongst some of the best in the world, with a full range of services from full beauty treatments, facials, relaxing baths and scrubs, healthy tonics and much more. Plenty of the following... [Read more of this review]

Six Great Hikes on HK Island

July 7, 2010  

Six Great Hikes on HK Island

I know it sounds crazy, but the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong is actually a great backdrop for hiking. Hong Kong Island has lots of hills and trails, and if you’re ready to walk off last night’s round of drinks and dim sum, then check out any of these excellent hiking trails. Photo credit – Rob Young Wisdom Path This is one of my personal favourites. It’s a trail on Lantau Island (so not technically on HK Island, but close enough), which starts just behind... [Read more of this review]

8 Great Malaysian Adventures

June 28, 2010  

8 Great Malaysian Adventures

The South East Asian country of Malaysia is a mix of two halves, separated by the South China Sea. The peninsula boasts the modern city of Kuala Lumpur, with its sprawling suburbs and adjacent towns, while the Borneo is renowned for their breathtaking, untamed landscapes, wildlife, spectacular diving sites and diverse cultural heritage. From timeless tropical rain-forest and national parks to rugged mountain terrains, there is much to explore and experience in this melting... [Read more of this review]

Raja Ampat, Diving’s Holy Grail

June 23, 2010  

Raja Ampat, Diving’s Holy Grail

Deep in the hearts of Papua, lies the Holy Grail of scuba diving. Back in our very first issue of the magazine we shared about the eco-conservation efforts being undertaken in Raja Ampat to ensure this paradise would last as long as it can. Here we’d like to showcase the amazing photography of Scotty Graham, which was featured then in our print magazine. Enjoy this photographic journey through Raja Ampat’s marine beauty! Raja Ampat, scuba diving's Holy Grail Eco-resorts... [Read more of this review]

Diving in the 3 Pearls

June 21, 2010  

Diving in the 3 Pearls

Indonesia is the widest archipelago in the world, with more than 80,000 km of coastline and 3.1 million square km of marine area. With such a large marine area, it’s no wonder Indonesia is often described as a diver’s paradise. There are plenty of attractions for all kinds of marine lovers, but this time around, we will focus our attention on three small gleaming pearls – North Sulawesi’s Gangga Island, Bali’s Candidasa, and Lombok’s Gili Trawangan. Photo... [Read more of this review]

Seven Great Lakes in Asia

May 31, 2010  

Seven Great Lakes in Asia

Who doesn’t like a great lake? No, not those great lakes, but any lake where you can see an amazing reflection or view that forces you to make your own reflection. Whether it’s a serene place or an amazing lake that has a story, these are great places to stop for a rest and think. Write in your journal. Or just relax – isn’t that what lakes are for? Photo credit - Patrick Kiteley Mirror Lake, New Zealand Sunrise at the Mirror Lake in New Zealand, near Fox Village,... [Read more of this review]

Tajikistan – Stans 2

April 5, 2010  

Tajikistan – Stans 2

We continue our tour of the “new” backpacker circuit in Central Asia with a stop in Tajikistan. A relatively small nation, it borders several of the other ‘stans as well as well as China to the east. Tajikistan is probably most well known for its great outdoors and rugged mountains, only one of the many the experiences to be had here. Photo credit - Irene2005 The Pamirs The Pamirs are some of the highest mountains in the world, and man has been fascinated with... [Read more of this review]

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