Tag: Asia

Lip-smacking South East Asia

Lip-smacking South East Asia

| July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

South East Asia offers fantastic experiences for all the senses—and it’s what keeps Jeremy Head going back for more. Check out this guest blogger’s favourites!

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The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

The Whole Picture: The Eaves of Wat Phra Kaew

| May 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

This weeks’ ‘Whole Picture’ is doing double duty, serving also as our entry for ‘Travel Photography Roulette’.

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The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

The Whole Picture: Garudas of the Grand Palace

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Garuda is a national symbol of Thailand. In Thai mythology, the creature is known as the king of birds. With characteristics very much like an eagle, this ancient and enduring symbol embodies the Thai monarchy.

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Looking Back: Korean Homesick Blues

Looking Back: Korean Homesick Blues

| December 1, 2010 | 5 Comments

Where’s my passport? I need it to reclaim my fingerprints that they’ve sequestered at the immigration office so I wouldn’t smudge the windows that they’ve polished to keep me out.

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Looking Back: The Deepest Need For Maps

Looking Back: The Deepest Need For Maps

| November 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

Without a tether, without an anchor to your bed back home. You move. You have no need for memories. You have the deepest need for maps.

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Looking Back: Tokyo, Japan

Looking Back: Tokyo, Japan

| November 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

In Tokyo’s veiny dusk vapor trails become rope in the fingers of my mind, criss-cross the darkening sky; a cat’s cradle of water droplets connects continents thousands of miles distant…

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Rare Coincidences Are Very Common on the Road

Rare Coincidences Are Very Common on the Road

| October 13, 2010 | 38 Comments

To read about such incredible coincidences is one thing but to experience them is quite another.

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Snap de la semaine: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

Snap de la semaine: Pantai Cenang, Langkawi

| July 27, 2010 | 3 Comments

Pantai Cenang is one of Langkawi’s most popular beaches among tourists and locals. It’s well known not for delightful sunsets and a long soft sand beach great for swimming.

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Looking Back: Tiananmen Square

Looking Back: Tiananmen Square

| July 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

As I sit in Tian’anmen Square eating a Big Mac and drinking a Coke over the nucleus of a country’s rupture, I enter the world as a tourist…

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Snap de la semaine: Grand Palace, Bangkok

Snap de la semaine: Grand Palace, Bangkok

| July 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Kathryn and Daniel will post a ‘Snap de la semaine’ irregulary, but at a rate of one per week. It is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the […]

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Snap de la semaine: Ordination Hall, Bangkok

Snap de la semaine: Ordination Hall, Bangkok

| July 7, 2010 | 3 Comments

Built between 1783 and 1785, the Ordination Hall is just one of the many temples within the Grand Palace complex.

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Up The Yangtze

Up The Yangtze

| June 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

Yung Chang handles the subject with insight and poise. This documentary is a must-see for anybody contemplating a trip to the mainland.

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Snap de la semaine: The Taj Mahal

Snap de la semaine: The Taj Mahal

| June 23, 2010 | 7 Comments

Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore once described the Taj Mahal as ‘a teardrop in the face of eternity.’ The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later.

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Snap de la semaine: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Snap de la semaine: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

| June 9, 2010 | 8 Comments

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular travel destination, located in Northern Vietnam, not too far from Hanoi.

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Looking Back: Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

Looking Back: Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

| June 8, 2010 | 10 Comments

There is no spectacle in Bangkok like the boxers—their slick bodies like blown glass fresh from an oven.

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