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A place to escape the crowds on Sri Lanka’s south coast, Hiriketiya is a little slice of paradise

Many visitors to Sri Lanka head for Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa, but with its beauty and bohemian vibe Hiriketiya is a beacon of tranquillity. It’s heaven for surfers, and its beaches are all but deserted.

Many visitors to Sri Lanka head for Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa, but with its beauty and bohemian vibe Hiriketiya is a beacon of tranquillity. It’s heaven for surfers, and its beaches are all but deserted.

7 Nov 2019 - 9:02PM
Two weeks in a tuk-tuk: drive across India is an old-school adventure – potholes, hard seats, breathtaking sights and all

Monsoon rains, a clunky gear box, India’s potholed roads, and a seat hard as nails – David Burden takes a 3,000km journey in an auto rickshaw. It’s both an old-style adventure and a way for visitors to immerse themselves in the real India.

Monsoon rains, a clunky gear box, India’s potholed roads, and a seat hard as nails – David Burden takes a 3,000km journey in an auto rickshaw. It’s both an old-style adventure and a way for visitors to immerse themselves in the real India.

14 Oct 2019 - 7:02PM
Raja Ampat in Indonesia: how to enjoy the tropical island paradise and avoid the crowds

Hidden away in the remote Indonesian province of West Papua, Raja Ampat’s pristine islands reveal untouched tropical jungles and sparkling blue seas. An off-season visit will mean you’ll have the many beauty spots and sandy shores to yourself.

Hidden away in the remote Indonesian province of West Papua, Raja Ampat’s pristine islands reveal untouched tropical jungles and sparkling blue seas. An off-season visit will mean you’ll have the many beauty spots and sandy shores to yourself.

7 May 2019 - 4:06AM
Five things to do in St Petersburg during the World Cup in Russia, or any time

Soccer fans descending on Russia’s second city for the Fifa World Cup are spoiled for choice when it comes to diversions away from the matches

– but you don’t need the excuse of a sports tournament to pay a visit

Soccer fans descending on Russia’s second city for the Fifa World Cup are spoiled for choice when it comes to diversions away from the matches

– but you don’t need the excuse of a sports tournament to pay a visit

15 May 2018 - 8:09PM
Meet the shadow puppet master teaching Bali’s traditional art to younger generations

Made Lolen has dedicated himself to the ‘wayang kulit’ ever since seeing his first show in 1988. Now he is ensuring this enigmatic form of entertainment is passed down to those as captivated by the sights and sounds as he was

Made Lolen has dedicated himself to the ‘wayang kulit’ ever since seeing his first show in 1988. Now he is ensuring this enigmatic form of entertainment is passed down to those as captivated by the sights and sounds as he was

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Where to find some of the world’s best wild forest honey, and why it’s under threat

The forests of eastern Sumbawa in Indonesia produce sublime honey thanks to its native flora and giant bees, but logging, modern farming techniques and mining threaten the island’s ecology

The forests of eastern Sumbawa in Indonesia produce sublime honey thanks to its native flora and giant bees, but logging, modern farming techniques and mining threaten the island’s ecology

15 Aug 2016 - 4:24PM