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  • 4 places you can go for a stroll in Dhaka

    When was the last time you stopped and took a deep long breath to smell the fresh air? Life in the metropolis can sometimes be claustrophobic. With the hectic work schedule, blazing horns and blinding lights it is very easy to get lost in the commotion that is Dhaka city. So where do you go in this concrete jungle to sit, think and contemplate your day away? Here are a few places in the city where you can relax and take a breath.

  • Sittwe’s Sweet and sour - 2

    The near 5 hour boat journey from Mrauk U to Sittwe commenced at 8 in the morning. Both floors of the ferry became packed with half awaken local commuters.

  • Ravishing Rakhaine -1

    Promoted by advocacy groups and social media the country came out of the Pandora’s isolation box some 5 years ago and rapidly catching up with the top tourist destinations in Asia. It’s big, it’s bombastic and it’s ambitious. Shahriar Feroze is stitching a five part travel tale from the country that recently came out of self-imposed obscurity...Myanmar

  • At the Palace of the Queen of Heaven

    Along the Eastern bank of the Sanjiangkou, a confluence of three rivers: Yuyao, Fenghua and Yongjiang, is one of Ningbo’s (Zhejiang province, China) major tourist attraction...

  • An evening at Nantang Block

    A walk around the historical block of Nantang, in Ningbo of China to get a glimpse of the weekend activities of the local people, and to try out some of their traditional delicacies.

  • Honouring the dead for a better life

    According to traditional beliefs, the seventh month in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits roam the earth. That seventh month usually falls around August or September and all over Asia, communities mark the festival of the hungry ghost in their own fashion.

  • Jewellery making: An art as old as mankind

    The use of gold in jewellery is a practice as old as time itself, but few know the labour that goes into turning a piece of metal into the intricately designed rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces found in jewellery stores.

  • Downtown Karachi: A street called love

    Marred by years of political and sectarian violence, Karachi does not have the best reputation; judging by news headlines over the past few years, many would think of it as being a highly intolerant urban centre.

  • War memories and the beautiful town of Kalam

    A true gem of nature, words cannot truly describe the breathtaking beauty of this area, its gushing streams and splendid mountains. With the Taliban now long gone, Kalam is now resurging as another one of Pakistan's tourist spots.

  • Celebrities and world's rich lining up to snap up Greek islands

    Johnny Depp has reportedly become the latest celebrity to take advantage of Greece’s plunging economic woes to score a deal and gift himself a small private island.