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Encounters Spring 2013

From the blue waters of the Maldives to the natural bounties of Mozambique, SCMP's regional travel magazine, Encounters, takes readers on rich journeys that are up-close and personal.

 

Peace offering

Shuhe Ancient Town offers a relaxing diversion from bustling Lijiang, writes Winnie Chung.

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 6:18pm

Time travellers

While at university, I acted at a Renaissance fair near my Pennsylvania home. Situated on the sprawling grounds of a 19th century sandstone mansion and abutting a vineyard, the quasi-Elizabethan shire boasted Tudor-style shops and dirt streets, where muddy beggars and wenches grovelled at "Queen Elizabeth's" bejewelled train.

12 Mar 2013 - 9:22am

One of a kind

From tree houses to caves, accommodation need never be dull, writes Tracey Furniss.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:19pm

Cool rooms

A night behind bars, eating with giraffes or luxury in the Gobi, some hotels stand out more than others, writes Matthew Link.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:19pm

Ready to spring

Regional hot spots offer a stunning variety of attractions for adventurous travellers, writes Tracey Furniss.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:19pm

Volcanic action

Sledding down Cerro Negro at high speed is not for the faint-hearted, writes Victoria Burrows.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:19pm

Things we like - culture

Recapture a forgotten era of opulence while journeying on the Eastern & Oriental Express, Asia's most exclusive train. 

12 Mar 2013 - 9:30am

Things we like - food

Some of the best food in Dublin is found at the iconic Guinness Storehouse at St James' Gate.

12 Mar 2013 - 9:29am

Tasting the high life

Hiking in Indonesia's mountain forests builds an appetite for enticing local delicacies, writes Razlan Manjaji.

12 Mar 2013 - 9:25am

Slow, sexy secrets of the Umbrian kitchen

Fertile lands of central Italy are famous for seasonal flavours and the simplicity of its cuisine, while boasting the cultural and historic treasures of the Western world, writes Debbie Oakes.

12 Mar 2013 - 9:27am

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