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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Parahawking in Nepal takes thrill-seekers to new heights

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Phillippa Stewart

    ... Phillippa Stewart 48hours@scmp.com Bungee jumping and parahawking take adrenaline seekers to new heights in Nepal, writes Phillippa Stewart Let us prey IF TRAVEL IS ABOUT learning, then I've learned in Nepal that competitiveness and an adventurous streak don't mix well. That is how I find myself staring down at a 160-metre drop into the raging Bhote Koshi River- attached ...

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    Pune is a more relaxed travel destination than nearby Mumbai

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by SHAFIK MEGHJI

    ... Give India's megacities a wide berthand head for Pune, where history and culture abound, writes Shafik Meghji. ...

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    South Korea's Jeju Island offers hidden pleasures for travellers

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by JENNIFER BARCLAY

    ... Visitors to Jeju Island in South Korea can delve into subterranean lava tubes and feast on fresh fish caught by its octogenarian diving women, writes Jennifer Barclay. ...

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    The Emperor Qianmen offers imperial splendour in Beiing

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:35pm by GABRIELLE JAFFE

    ... traveller, so this month's opening of The Emperor Qianmen comes as no surprise. This 65-room boutique comes from the group behind The Emperor Forbidden City, a hotel known for its rooftop ... aspects of the hotel will put off some well-heeled international travellers. The disappointing set-menu breakfast seems to cater more to local tastes, with guests asked to choose between items ...

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    Sandat Glamping Tents in Ubud: let luxury be your canvas

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:19pm by HOLLY MCDONALD

    ... Holly McDonald Bali's cultural capital Ubud has become so crowded that travellers are turning to glamping to recreate its rustic vibe, writes Holly McDonald Glamp your style ... traditional-style buildings, are also placed around a lovely shared pool. I'm curious to see how Bali has launched into the glamping- or glamorous camping- industry that is taking the travel world ...

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    Nepal's Terai plains offer wildlife and sacred sites

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 10:42pm by SHAFIK MEGHJI

    ... the two-night, three-day budget safari packages to Chitwan sold by the travel agents in Kathmandu and Pokhara. They are, without doubt, going to be rushed, are of variable quality and represent poor ... sure you learn a few words of Nepali before you travel. Namaste, for example, means "I bow to you", but is also a common greeting. Be sure to accompany the greeting by pressing your ...

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    10 things to do in Dhaka

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:44pm by Jamie Carter

    ... the intrepid traveller with a colourful country of 154 million friendly, inquisitive people all to themselves. Even in Dhaka, the most cosmopolitan place by far, you’ll be treated like a celebrity ...

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    Birdwatching in the wetlands and marshes of Deep Bay

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:35pm by Martin Williams

    ... is peak season for visiting to see both lingering winter species, along with long distance travellers like shorebirds en route from Australia to Siberia. You can also enjoy expansive vistas unlike ...

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    The joys of spring: a different view of Japan’s cherry blossom

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:35pm by STEVE JOHN POWELL

    ... as the protector of travellers and children.   Hiroshima The city boasts two Unesco World Heritage sites: the island of Miyajima, famed for its floating shrine and red torii gate rising out of the sea, ...

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    Catch a new wave: a surfing safari to Sumbawa

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 10:13pm by HOLLY MCDONALD

    ... Holly McDonald Catch a new wave WHO DOESN'T LIKE TO sample the local cuisine when they're travelling somewhere new? But in Bima, the main eastern city of Indonesia's Sumbawa ... to surf and not much else. But with more travellers looking to escape crowded Bali and even Lombok these days, this could one day be an alternative for more than just surfers. It's a thought ...




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