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Quick guide to transportation in Tokyo

by Hank Wilson - on Jul 27th 2015 - No Comments
Japan Rail Passes

As a born and bred Londoner, I thought I had city transport down to a fine art. Changing lines, making connections, finding the right bus stop and generally navigating my way around a metropolis was no big deal – until I got to Tokyo that is! Though a little confusing, being lost in Tokyo is actually a lot of fun. There are few better...

Fort Kochi – The Island That Amuse You

by Hank Wilson - on Jul 22nd 2014 - No Comments

Fort Kochi is the main tourist attraction of the metropolitan hub, Kochi. The island is located towards the South west part of the natural harbour and known as the “Gateway of Kerala.” The charming tourist destination is blessed with varied cultural influences; Dutch, Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese and British. The historic city with...

Hong Kong Hotels: Top features of a Boutique Hotel

by Hank Wilson - on Jan 13th 2014 - No Comments

What is the difference between a boutique hotel and the usual typical hotel? Boutique hotels are typically small in size, stylishly themed design, situated in urban locations and provide a more welcoming service to all guests, the latter being the most unique selling point of all. Hong Kong HotelsSee-ming Lee 李思明 SML / Foter.com...

Five Fantastic Holiday Destinations in India

by Hank Wilson - on Jun 29th 2013 - No Comments

India is an increasingly popular destination for holidays as more and more westerners head east to explore this fascinating country. This is a huge country and there are endless cities, towns and villages to trek through. This can make deciding where to go a bit difficult. With that in mind here are five fantastic holiday destinations...

The Effect of Increased Tourists to Bali

by Hank Wilson - on May 23rd 2013 - No Comments

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and one of its most popular destinations is the island of Bali. One of the reasons for its popularity is the relaxed and open minded culture of the Balinese people, who are masters at inviting tourists to their home while maintaining their own traditions. Bali TourismKenny Teo (zoompict)...

Trekking in Nepal

by Hank Wilson - on Apr 7th 2013 - No Comments

Nepal offers some of the best trekking to be found anywhere in the world. It is home to 8 of the 14 highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest (8,848m) the world’s highest.. Trekking in NepalDey / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA There are 3 main regions that the majority of trekkers choose to visit, Annapurna Region, Langtang...

Unexpected Adventures in Bangladesh

by Hank Wilson - on Oct 15th 2012 - No Comments

During a flight to Dubai via Thailand, I once had a stop-over in Bangladesh. I love travelling and have been to some very interesting places, but this trip was completely new. On the stopover we had 24 hours to kill, so I checked into one the local airport hotels and decided to do a local city tour as it was still early in the day. I...

The hidden parks of Bangkok

by Hank Wilson - on Jun 12th 2012 - No Comments
Chatuchak Park

Bejakitti Park This beautiful park sits on the bank of Lake Ratchada where across the way you are treated to a stunning view of the downtown Bangkok skyline. The lake’s smooth surface is like clear glass, offering reflections of Bangkok in eye-popping clarity. Once an area of factories and warehouses, Bejakitti Park is a quiet place...

Beautiful Bali

by Hank Wilson - on Apr 19th 2012 - No Comments
Beautiful Bali

Beautiful Bali Bali is the westernmost island in Indonesia located between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Besides the island’s magnificent volcanic mountains and lush tropical vegetation, the people of Bali are really what stand out as one of its most beautiful aspects.  The Balinese people are an amalgamation of a number...

Enjoying the Underwater Life in Asia

by Hank Wilson - on Feb 28th 2012 - No Comments
Underwater

Underwater Anyone with a love of scuba diving is always looking for the next great dive, and Asia offers great dive sites by the dozen.  Most of the Asian dive destinations are found in Middle and South East Asia as here the water is of a pleasant temperature and the visibility beneath the waves is generally good.  When diving in Asia you will encounter...

Places in Asia to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

by Hank Wilson - on Feb 14th 2012 - No Comments
Valentines Day

Valentines Day Asia has exotic and no doubt spectacular destinations which are perfect for a romantic getaway for the Valentine’s Day. Here are five wonderful places for the passionate couple. Bali in Indonesia is a famous honeymoon destination. Rent a colorful sailing boat and prepare a hearty breakfast for you to share with your special someone after...

Goa and the 60’s: How it Happened

by Hank Wilson - on Feb 6th 2012 - No Comments
Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach India’s smallest state, Goa, has long been a centre of groovy psychedelic activity and a hub for partygoers of all ages and nationalities. This phenomenon kicked off with the departure of the Portuguese in 1961,who had ruled the region for 500 years. With freedom came a minor economic crisis for the Goa locals, however, who depended on...