The Hongdae area of Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Alamy

Beyond K-pop: Seoul’s underground music scene where soul, funk, R&B and psychedelia reign

  • The Hongdae district is the beating heart of a live music scene that began with American GIs in the 1960s
  • Disreputable furniture, vinyl counters and tattered record sleeves still decorate some of the best live venues
Topic |   Asia travel

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The Hongdae area of Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Alamy
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A beach in Cyprus. Photo: Alamy

‘Tourist’ doesn’t have to be a dirty word: the destinations delighted to welcome record numbers of travellers

  • From Turkey to Tunisia and Australia to Iran, international arrivals help to boost economies
  • In increasingly popular countries, like Vietnam and St Lucia, it is easy to escape the hordes
Topic |   Travel pros and cons

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A beach in Cyprus. Photo: Alamy
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