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March 11, 2019

The God of Snakes – Scaling The Himalayan peak of Nag Tibba

I was walking. I kept walking through the rocky trail as my body could feel the weight of every step I took. The sun shone bright, but the air was…
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Asia
February 19, 2019

The Volcano at Dawn – Trekking Bali’s Mount Batur

As I scrambled upwards through dirt and weeds in the pitch black, I started to feel extremely faint. Our local guide Eddie was quick on his feet, bounding ahead across…
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Asia
January 16, 2019

Soul Searching in Sri Lanka

One Tuesday afternoon in Mirissa, a small tourist town in the southern province of Sri Lanka, I slouched my sandy self on a beach chair, gazing at the clear blue…
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AsiaIndia
December 21, 2018

The Kingdom of the Tiger

A Writer Recounts His Doomed Attempt to Photograph a Bengal Tiger in India's Jim Corbett National Park While my friend and I were merrily interning at an NGO in the…
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Asia
December 5, 2018

At the Funeral of a Thai Monk

A Writer Determined To Get Off Thailand's Well-Trodden Tourist Trail Finds Himself Invited to the Province of Roi Et to Attend The Funeral of an Influential Buddhist Monk Owned and run…
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Asia
November 14, 2018

Thirty Million Bats in Battambang, Cambodia

Could there really be thirty million bats leaving the Phnom Sampeou Mountain in Battambang, Cambodia every night? A group of six friends travelling together, we arrived in Battambang’s city centre,…
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AsiaIndia
November 13, 2018

Nimrah the Baker

Parsi baking culture survives in the heart of India, where Nimrah and his staff of 70 pump out tens of thousands of cookies a day. Our correspondent sampled a few.…
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Asia
November 2, 2018

Shantha the Rasta

Over many glasses of Arrack, a local coconut based spirit, Thomas Heaton hears a firsthand account of how the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami is still affecting lives on Sri Lanka's coast. …
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AsiaChina
July 9, 2018

Surviving Baijiu, China’s Pungent Grain Alcohol

My friend paused, holding the small bottle in his hand. It was dark, and for a moment the streets of Kunming seemed to grow silent. The cars stopped honking. The…
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AsiaChinaTravel journal
June 7, 2018

Conquering the World’s Spiciest Hotpot in Chongqing, China

30.1 million people - greater than the population of New Zealand, Australia and Scotland combined. A city of skyscrapers erupting chaotically out of cloud strewn mountains like fungus on a…
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