Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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19 Mar 2017

Where Mother Nature still prevails

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

It’s a rough ride to Basar, a quaint hill town in the west Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Though awarded the status of a town, Basar, to city-bred people, will still seem like a village — with all the nature''s bounty, flora and fauna, in abundance.

Rising from the ruins

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

Colonials always long for home.

12 Mar 2017

Sensuous nut of the Seychelles

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

The gargantuan Coco de Mer (French for ‘coconut of the sea’) is one of the Seychelles’ most precious endemic plants.

Snacks Filipinos won’t do without

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

Travel without local food can be particularly bland, especially if one is journeying through South-East Asia and doesn’t believe in the ‘nose-to-tail consumption’.

Ruined by tourism

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

It’s been standing haphazardly for more than 800 years but the Leaning Tower of Pisa has a new rival on its way: a 56m Ferris wheel, which will dominate the townscape to give visitors a view of the tower and the Mediterranean at the same time.

26 Feb 2017

A world cocooned

26 Feb 2017 | 1:12 AM

High-tech modern America and a village community that sticks to 17th century lifestyle living side by side could sound like an anomaly. But after a 90-minute drive from Philadelphia, you will indeed discover a completely different world — an Amish village.

A Geneva in the American Mid-West

26 Feb 2017 | 1:12 AM

There is Lake Geneva, and there is Geneva Lake, and neither is in Switzerland. The first is a resort town and the latter is the vast shimmering body of crystal clear water in the Wisconsin state in the US that is the primary reason why the town exists.