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Idle on Langkawi
After frenetic Kuala Lumpur, this island’s fine white sand, turquoise sea and tropical jungle are a welcoming world away.
Lying north of the Strait of Malacca in the southern Andaman Sea near the border between Malaysia and Thailand, the island of Langkawi, the so-called “Jewel of Kedah”, was once home to fishermen and farmers and a haven for pirates with nary a luxury resort in sight.
A passage from Provence
Here’s a toast to wine-loving popes and the ancient Roman trade route along the Rhone.
As the sun sets, I’m watching the Rhone from the balcony of my cosy, well-appointed stateroom on the Viking Longship Delling ...
Go with the flow
After an accidental start, Iceland's lagoon wonder is a major tourist attraction and now a lucrative business.
Framed by a black lava rock wall slick with water, Grimur Saemundsen is discreetly surveying his kingdom....
Machu Picchu luxury train journey recalls adventures of Hiram Bingham
American explorer Hiram Bingham vividly recounted his first sight of Machu Picchu in his classic 1922 book Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru. ...
Machu Picchu just one of Peru's many highlights for travellers
"IT would have to be one of the most dramatic descents in the world. As our plane approaches Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport in Cusco, Peru,...
Treks with a touch of luxury in South Australia
From the air, Wilpena Pound is pure theatre. Like a desert mirage, the steep ochre walls of this ancient crater rise dramatically out of the arid orange plains of outback South Australia’s Flinders Ranges...
Stressed? Check out this secluded hideaway
It’s a fine, unseasonably warm autumn’s day as we make our slow spiralling descent down hairpin bends and enter the final 14-kilometre, recently sealed stretch of road leading to the gates of the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa...
Food, glorious food
Forget apples. Tasmania is the holy grail, it seems, for those seeking to shed skins and reinvent identities.
You meet all kinds of people on a food-themed cruise of Tasmania. A German-speaking linguistics graduate turned ginseng grower and salmon farmer...