Remote Lands

Chinese Food: The Need-to-Knows

Chinese Food: The Need-to-Knows

So, you think you know Chinese food? The ubiquitous cuisine we in the west consider to be Chinese accounts for only a tiny percentage of the vast array of dishes represented by this huge country’s many regions. In truth, the tastes, flavors, textures and recipes vary as widely and broadly as the dialects, cultures and […]

Hong Kong for the ladies – the perfect girls getaway destination

Hong Kong for the ladies – the perfect girls getaway destination

For ladies looking to combine glamor, style and fun, a trip to Hong Kong has it all. Convene with your closest friends in “Asia’s world city”, where five-star hotels and delectable cuisine meet modern architecture, myriad cultures, and a thriving contemporary art scene. This bustling city with its bright lights, soaring towers, glittering malls and […]

Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Hiking in Kazakhstan

Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Hiking in Kazakhstan

As the largest landlocked country in central Asia, ninth largest in the world, Kazakhstan boasts a rich and intricate history full of influences from the many tribes and peoples who have called it home over the millennia. Combine its past with stunning scenery, from mountains and gorges to lakes and valleys, and it soon becomes […]

Romance in India – the perfect place to renew your vows

Romance in India – the perfect place to renew your vows

Looking for a destination worthy of your enduring love? A vow renewal ceremony is both a romantic and significant occasion at which your close friends and family can be present to bear witness to your continuing commitment, and it deserves a fitting location. With pristine white sandy beaches, cities full of ancient architecture and lush […]

A Family Adventure in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

A Family Adventure in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Swap the resort’s kids club for a foray into a totally distinct culture and you are looking at a very different family holiday, one that is filled with adventure and enriching, horizon-broadening experiences. If you are the kind of family that eschews Disneyland in favor of unique, off-the-beaten-path experiences, why not take the kids to […]

Cambodian Coastal Charm – Sun, Sand, and the Bountiful Sea

Cambodian Coastal Charm – Sun, Sand, and the Bountiful Sea

While often overshadowed by neighboring Thailand for its tropical islands and Vietnam for its natural beauty, Cambodia should not be overlooked on either count. Indeed, the fact that its gorgeous southwest coast is a little lesser known makes for a more tranquil retreat, away from the well-worn sunseekers’ trail. With the crystal waters of the […]

Malaysia Truly Tastier – A Culinary Guide

Malaysia Truly Tastier – A Culinary Guide

Malaysia is home to countless delicious dishes whose flavorsome roots come from all over the region, reflecting the multi-ethnic tapestry that makes up Malaysian society. There are strong influences from Indian, Indonesian and Chinese cuisine; within those designations are both the traditionally-rendered recipes, which stick to the cooking and seasoning methods of their homeland, and […]

Music and Dance in Indonesia

Music and Dance in Indonesia

Venture into beautiful Indonesia to discover its very heart and soul. A country of long and fascinating history, diverse cultures and rich traditions, Indonesia’s visual arts play an integral role in day-to-day life and special occasions. Beside the stunning beaches and perfect surf and beyond the workshops of wood-carving, batik-painting and jewelry-making experts, delve a […]

Hiking in Vietnam

Hiking in Vietnam

Curving around Cambodia and Laos, its east coast reaching all the way up to China, Vietnam is a country of intriguing history and glorious and varied landscapes. With some of the finest and most diverse treks and trails in the region be explored, a hiking holiday in Vietnam is an unforgettable experience. Thanks to deeply […]

Singapore with Kids

Singapore with Kids

One of southeast Asia’s most exciting, modern and cosmopolitan cities, Singapore has something for all ages. It is clean, boasts a great transport system and there’s less of a language barrier to contend with than in other southeast Asian countries, not to mention the fantastic food, a host of fun activities and world-class hotels perfectly […]