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Hero MTB Himalaya: Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge on the Top of the World

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It’s a seven-day mountain bike race with a vertical gain of 50,000 meters through the Himalayas. It’s the Hero MTB Himalaya mountain bike challenge.

Sir Bani Yas: Staying in Style in the UAE’s Safari Paradise

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There are Sudanese cheetahs and Arabian oryx on an island in the Persian Gulf called Sir Bani Yas. To see it, there is no other way than Anantara.

Twitchers at the DMZ: Birdwatching near the World’s Most Dangerous Border

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The lack of human intervention in the DMZ means that wildlife has had a chance to bounce back. For the birdwatcher, this makes for some decent sightings at the 38th parallel.

Theroux in Southeast Asia: Revisiting The Great Railway Bazaar

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When Paul Theroux set out from his local stop on the London underground to the farthest reaches of Asia by rail, he would go on to write one of the greatest travelogues of the modern age. But Asia has changed.

Ratchaburi: Thailand’s Last Shadow Puppet Show

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At a small temple in Ratchaburi outside of Bangkok, the centuries-old shadow puppet shows of Thailand’s national epic, the Ramakien, continue for a new generation.

Inside the Blue Mansion of Penang

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Cheong Fatt Tze’s Blue Mansion in Penang – recently garnering fame for its role in Crazy Rich Asians – is a blend of cultures, an architectural curiosity, and a luxury hotel in the heart of George Town.

Saving the Great Apes Gunung Leuser

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Of the few remaining habitats left of the orangutans, Bukit Lawang inside Gunung Leuser National Park is the best known, a place for seeing and saving the red ape of Sumatra.

Gold Eats: Gilded Delights of Kanazawa

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Kanazawa has been ahead of the gold-leaf food craze for about 400 years. Today, travelers can get gilded sushi, ice cream, and korokke in this lovable Japanese destination.

Fann Mountains: Hiking Tajikistan’s Glacial Lake Loop

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If you dream of hiking the Haft Kul, or Lake Loop, of the Fann Mountains for the crystal blue waters and lonely trails, this piece will get you started.

Daredevilry and Dining at Mocha Macao Tower Bungee Jump

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Whether you jump on a full stomach or an empty one is up to you, but the Mocha Macao Tower’s death-defying bungee feats pair well with suckling pig.

Indo-Deco: UNESCO Distinction for Mumbai’s Art Deco Architecture

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Walking through Mumbai, one might see buildings that seem more at home in Havana and Miami beach; this is Indo-Deco – India’s Art Deco legacy.

Surin: Motorcycling to Thailand’s Highest Waterfall and Hiking its Depths

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Writer John McMahon takes his motorcycle to Mae Hong Son to find Thailand’s highest waterfall, Mae Surin, and hikes a rarely traveled path to the bottom.