Happy Year of the Dog from Remote Lands!
As the lunar new year looms and we put the Rooster behind us, we are excited to move into the year of the dog, the eleventh animal in the Chinese zodiac. “Dogs” - people born in the years 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 or 2006 - are said to possess many virtues: honesty, faithfulness, loyalty and a little bit of stubbornness!
Everyone at Remote Lands wishes you a happy, healthy and prosperous year of the dog. We hope your celebrations are filled with color, delicious food, quality time with family and the chance to travel.
CHINATOWNS AROUND ASIA CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR
The fireworks are lit, red lanterns hang high, and the news is awash with the great annual migration in the Middle Kingdom and auspicious news for the Year of the Dog. But, the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is happening elsewhere in the world too. The history of China is one of commerce, migration, and collaboration – and nowhere is this more evident than the interesting, colorful Chinatowns throughout Asia.
VIDEO: THE BREATHING VOLCANO OF BROMO
I stood on a yard-wide path as the ground shook beneath me – on one side, a craggy cliff, on the other a caldera burning with smoke and ash – as I tried to control the drone. The thought crossed my mind that I could have – should have – just filmed all this before climbing to the volcano’s edge.
Seas of ash, a precipitous caldera, and views of the tallest mountain in Java – Bromo is perhaps the most famous active volcano in Java. However, with insider access to lesser-known locations and proper timing, Gunung Bromo can be experienced in peace.
5 EXCITING NON-BEACH ADVENTURES ON PALAWAN
Everyone knows that Palawan and Coron have some of the finest beaches, diving, and eco-resorts on the planet, but away from the shore and inside that thin island are quite a few adventures to be had. The unique geology and geography make for some very interesting wildlife, hikes, and tribal excursions, and – unlike many similarly gorgeous places in Southeast Asia – Palawan still has plenty of untouched beauty.
LOOKING FOR LUXURY IN LEH? HERE’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND IT
Whether you’re on the trail of snow leopards or just enchanted by the majesty of India, Leh is one of the most fascinating places in all of the Himalayan range. Bharals bounce on the mountain sides and the culture of the highlands permeates every valley. That said, there’s no reason to think this land of altitude and authenticity lacks luxury.
5 REASONS TO TAKE YOUR GOLF CLUBS TO VIETNAM
Golf in Asia is hot, and not just literally. In 2017, the continent sizzled with golf course development. Producers of The R&A’s annual Golf Around the World report counted 176 projects in various stages of construction or planning last year. Where did the bulk of that activity take place? Not in China or Thailand or Korea. It was Vietnam, which may soon rival any golf destination in Asia and indeed the world. In addition to all the international-standard hotels and resorts that continue to pop up from north to south, the country is home to an increasingly growing collection of layouts designed by some of the biggest names in the game.
JANUARY PICS FROM #TAKEMETOREMOTELANDS
Travelers dreaming of Asian journeys in 2018 got off to a good start if the #TakeMeToRemoteLands hashtag is anything to go by. Our readers and users gave us a better glimpse into the continent with monkeys from India and beaches in the Philippines. If you happen to find yourself in Asia in front of an Instagram-worthy scene, snap a picture and include #TakeMeToRemoteLands to share your scenes with us here at Travelogues from Remote Lands. Read more...
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