Travel Stories and Adventures: Asia

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The Lost Kingdom of Bhutan: The serene faces of the monks were lit by the glow from thousands of candles burning on the altar...

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An interview with the Dalai Lama: Driving from Delhi to Dharamsala is the quintessential Indian experience...

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Trekking in the Himalayas: The bad news came at noon. While the cooks set out lunch, we were lying in the sun, watching eagles soar the ridgetops...

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Indian Bizarre: India is a land of extremes where incredible wealth stands alongside wretched poverty...

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Mongolia's Naadam Festival : The worst part of Mongolia is the unrelenting country hospitality...

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A one-way ticket to Siberia : The stroll from the Hotel Vladivostok down to the waterfront is a pleasant one but not without hazard...

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A Commercial Empire: Madras on India's south east coast is a crowded, colourful maze where any quiet place qualifies as a welcome refuge. So one busy morning...

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Up a lazy river: an overnight cruise from Bangkok aboard the "Manohra Song" : Several years ago a leading Bangkok fashion designer lamented to me about the industrialization of his city. "Now my life is just diesel and dust," he said...

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Siberian Tiger encounter : Two hours out of Vladivostok on Russia's Pacific shore a small sign indicates "Gaivaron 5 km"...

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The Last Lions in Asia: "Lions and tigers and bears - oh no!" sung Dorothy and her friends as they set off along the Yellow Brick Road to the Land of Oz...

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The Strange Houses of Cappadoccia: Flying into Ankara on Lufthansa Flight 1588 from Munich may well be the best way to arrive in Turkey. It certainly produces the most culture shock...

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A Monkey's Uncle – Borneo's orang utans: She was really cute and about four years old. As orang utans can live to about 35 years, that made her about eight in human terms...

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