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Barcelona is one of the most vital and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Ancient and modern architecture, from gothic to contemporary through modernism, blends together in an urban landscape that never ceases to amaze even those who have been living there for a long time. This is my 2nd visit to Barcelona, first one was back [...]

December 19, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel

Southern Germany is a terrific autumn holiday destination thanks to its famous Oktoberfest, traditional village celebrations, clear weather, and brilliant seasonal foliage. Take in Munich, mountains and astonishing castles, and enjoy the best of Bavaria. In village squares, beer festivals are in full swing. Men in felt hats and women in brocaded dirndls sing along [...]

October 1, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel

Perth has an identity crisis. Western Australia’s capital fronts the Indian Ocean, has a Mediterranean climate, is closer to Asia than Australia’s east coast and is one of the world’s most multicultural cities. However, it is unmistakeably Australian and the closest port of call for Asian travellers. Over the past few years, new life has [...]

August 1, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel

‘Dine for a day in Jeonju, be spoilt for a lifetime’ is an age-old local maxim that still has currency. Two hours from Seoul, Jeonju is a popular day trip for the capital’s foodie crowd – and a worthwhile minibreak from the hustle of the big city. Jeonju can transport you to another time. In [...]

July 3, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel

As temperatures soar and schools close their doors for the summer, Muscat, the capital city of Oman, is looking ahead to a lengthy break where one date stands out more than any other: July 23, or Renaissance Day. This auspicious date commemorates the day Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said ascended the throne in 1970, [...]

July 1, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel

In the heart of the Eternal City, Via Margutta never ceases to fascinate. It’s an oasis of quiet set between the famous Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo, right in the tourist centre of Rome, below the parks and gardens of Villa Borghese. Lined with ivy and ochre stucco, art galleries and artists’ studios, [...]

June 1, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel

As the plane flies above the Indian Ocean, I see land come into view: layers of forest fringed by beach tantalisingly stretched out under the midday sun. We are around 100km off the west coast of Sumatra, approaching the island of Nias. Tourists gape at the view below through the windows of the plane, which [...]

May 30, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel

A well-toned young man wearing a Harvard University T-shirt jogs past young children as they play on brightly coloured slides and climbing frames. The long grass of the freshly landscaped gardens sways in the sea breeze. Two cyclists in full skin-tight regalia, helmets and sports sunglasses whizz along the freshly laid cycle track, flanked by [...]

May 29, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel

On February 27, Indonesian President Joko Widodo opened the new terminal at Wiriadinata Airport in Tasikmalaya, ushering in a new era of passenger travel for a pocket of the country well off the typical tourism trail. Tasikmalaya is the name of the city and the district in this eastern part of West Java. The volcanic [...]

April 30, 2019

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by: danang

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Categories: Travel