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Baku: A Capital of Contrast on the Caspian

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Azerbaijan’s multi-layered capital is far more than just a “Dubai on the Caspian”

Garni: The Roman Temple in Armenia

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Garni’s first century Roman-style temple just east of the capital of Yerevan has become one of the country’s most famous sites – and for good reason.

The Three Must-See Dzongs of Bhutan

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Many dzongs were originally Buddhist places of worship; today they are the administrative offices, museums, and cultural stages that make up some of Bhutan’s best tourist attractions.

Magic and Ghosts: A Short, Odd History of Himeji Castle

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Four hundred years of myth, superstition, bloodshed, and glory reverberate through the 83 buildings of this hilltop fortress. This is Himeji Castle.

Building a Yurt on the Shores of Issyk Kul Lake

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Richard Collett travels to Kyrgyzstan to build a yurt on the shores of Issyk Kul Lake with a traditional builder, from the wooden willow planks to the tunduk.

The Forgotten Gujarat Town of Sidhpur

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The lonely town of Sidhpur in Gujarat is a mix of architecture, culture, and mythology, from the great warrior Parasurama to colonial corners built by merchants.

The Bill Bensley Trail: Remote Lands Launches Luxury Tour with Star Designer

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Last week Remote Lands announced The Bill Bensley Trail, a luxury tour throughout Southeast Asia with star designer and architect Bill Bensley, taking place from February 16 to March 1, 2020.

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.

Jaipur Forts: Inside Nahargarh, Amber, and Jaigarh

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The Jaipur forts offer distinctive views into one of the most important cities in Rajasthan. We take a closer look at Nahargarh, Amber, and Jaigarh.

Sino-Portuguese Phuket: The Quirky, Cultural Side of Thailand’s Party Island

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The resorts, beaches, and nightlife are all world famous, but there’s a cultural side to Phuket, one that can be found in the sleepy streets of Phuket Town.

Bill Bensley on Style, Shopping, and Shinta Mani Wild

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A sit-down with star designer Bill Bensley for a conversation about his method, minimalism, and the recently-opened Shinta Mani Wild in Cambodia.

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.