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Muscat Get-Away

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Oman is an Arabic country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, a historically strategic location – and not one that is commonly on the radar for many travelers. However, with increasing flight routes and its proximity to the UAE travel hub, travel to the peaceful coastal sultanate is easier than ever and worth a look.

Discovering Esoteric Buddhism at Koyasan

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Koyasan is historically regarded as one of the most sacred mountains in Japan and has long been an important hub for cultural and religious exchange.

The Path of Two Faiths: Hiking Japan’s Kumano Hongu Pilgrimage Trail

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I spent a week in Wakayama in late March to explore this spiritual heartland and traverse the ancient trails. My itinerary focused on the Kumano Kodo route and Koyasan

Picture Postcard Japan: Takayama & Shirakawa-go

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On my trip to explore Japan’s Hokuriku region, specifically Nagano, Gifu and Kanazawa, I was really looking forward to seeing Takayama and Shirakawa-go in Gifu prefecture…

Metal Machine Music: Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

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When Anthony Bourdain paid a visit to Robot Restaurant in 2013, the cabaret show began piquing the interests of foreign visitors. I needed to see this show during my first trip to Tokyo – and in fact I was lucky enough to see it twice!

Mumbai: The Old and The New

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Being a large international hub, visitors who have been to India have most likely traversed through Mumbai, either staying for a couple of days or just a quick visit in between flights.