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2 Sep, 2020, 21:09
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: emerging from a dark past  
Paul Michelson

Paul Michelson breezes through Cambodia’s greatest city, but takes time to visit Tuol Sleng, the infamous prison used by the Khmer Rouge when the country went thoroughly to the bad. This brings unsettling thoughts.

20 Aug, 2020, 17:01
An Australian royal family prove unlike any other  
Nick Elvin

The Principality of Hutt River rejoined the nation of Australia this month, in August, 2020. Nick Elvin recalls crossing the border from Western Australia into a wonderfully strange micronation.

16 Jul, 2020, 22:49
Bangkok’s canals: Asia’s greatest city from its waterways  
Paul Michelson

Paul Michelson finds Bangkok’s klongs reach to the heart of Asia’s busiest city in a way the clogged roads can’t do. Welcome to the Venice of the Orient.

29 Jun, 2020, 15:46
Etiquette lessons learned in Japan  
Elizabeth von Pier

For a first time visitor Japanese customs are unfamiliar and daunting. Elizabeth von Pier has learned some useful lessons, including how to operate their high-tech loos.

21 May, 2020, 16:49
Tea time in Tokyo: a formal experience  
Elizabeth von Pier

Tea in Japan is a very ceremonial occasion. Elizabeth von Pier tucks up on a tatami mat and drinks green tea from a bowl.

30 Apr, 2020, 16:43
Singing to the King of Thailand  
Elizabeth von Pier

Even the new King of Thailand commands serious respect. It’s his birthday so Elizabeth von Pier pays her respects.

9 Apr, 2020, 21:50
Surfing Covid on a final tour as Australasia shut down  
Bonnie Lynn

Good, better best butts with bad, terrible, are you kidding? Bonnie Lynn’s Australian tour slips in between the bushfires and a growing Covid epidemic.

20 Aug, 2019, 21:02
Southeast Asia on crutches – do it now!  
Paul Michelson

Paul Michelson needs crutches to get around. Next year his health might be better – or not. So he travels to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and does it now.

13 Aug, 2019, 08:30
Top 3 things to do in Thailand’s Koh Chang  
Lucy Barker

One of Thailand’s largest islands, Koh Chang was late to be developed – and is all the better for it. Lucy Barker tells you what to see and do.

12 Aug, 2019, 16:04
A road trip from Brisbane to Sydney and Melbourne  
Ciarán Logue

Ciarán Logue finds and old Toyota Camry perfectly adequate to deal with Australia’s fearsome distances.

14 Jun, 2019, 09:00
6 highly recommended travel attractions in Chiang Mai  
Lucy Barker

To see Thailand at its best, head to its northern capital, Chiang Mai. Lucy Barker has some tips for visitors.

9 Jun, 2019, 11:08
Koh Phrathong – Thailand’s secret island  
Philipp Meier

Thailand expert Philipp Meier says there’s still an island that’s off the electricity grid – and the tourist trail. Here he introduces Koh Phraphong.

31 May, 2019, 16:59
Was I the first Malay on Easter Island?  
Teja

When Teja travels to Easter Islands the locals do a double-take. Southeast Asian and a Muslim? Now that’s something new.

2 May, 2019, 09:27
A rainy first night in Hong Kong  
James March

James March finds his first impressions of Hong Kong slightly coloured by the relentless rain. It makes him somewhat philosophical – and wet.

28 Apr, 2019, 12:38
Koh Samet’s seedy hinterland  
Brian Fisher

Biran W Fisher has already toured most of Thailand’s islands but not, till now, the most accessible from Bangkok. He finds Koh Samet is crowded with a litter issue.

12 Nov, 2018, 13:18
Panda-tracking tales from China’s Anzihe reserve  
Kyle Obermann

Photographer Kyle Oberman talks to the Travelmag about his expedition into China in search of the elusive – and endangered – panda bears.

28 Aug, 2018, 15:20
The Moai Mystery of Easter Island  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead heads into the Pacific to discover the mysterious death of Easter Island, where a culture that could carve – and move – 80-ton stones inexplicably vanished.

27 Jun, 2018, 14:03
A biker’s guide to Papua New Guinea  
Ian Lloyd Neubauer

Ian Lloyd Neubauer explains why his motorbike tour of Papua New Guinea inspired him to write a guide to other bikers in this unexplored corner of Southeast Asia.

19 Jun, 2018, 09:00
Two baby boomers get stoned by Angkor Wat  
Kirsten and Billy Haskins

Cambodia’s iconic highlight comes as something of a revelation to Kirsty and Bill Haskins, as they belatedly hobble along the Hippy Trail in Southeast Asia.

23 May, 2018, 08:10
Pursuing the culture and spirit of New Zealand’s Maoris  
Lindsay Salt

A traditional village welcome makes Lindsay Salt feel fully attuned to the proud and sturdy Maori culture. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

11 May, 2018, 15:49
A captivating 24 hours in Queenstown, New Zealand  
Lindsay Salt

The sun comes out in South Island for Lindsay Salt as she explores New Zealand’s adventure capital. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

13 Apr, 2018, 21:41
The Tongariro Alpine crossing, New Zealand’s best day walk  
Lindsay Salt

The Tongariro crossing is one of New Zealand’s most challenging day hikes through an Alpine landscape. Lindsay Salt steps out boldly. Photos, as ever and with perfectly straight horizons, by David Grimble.

11 Mar, 2018, 12:06
A Bangkok sandwich in Thailand’s Rayong Province  
Brian Fisher

An early injury curbs Brian Fisher’s ambitious plans for travelling around Thailand. But not by much..

23 Feb, 2018, 12:43
Learning to care for Java’s endangered wildlife  
David Nesbit

David Nesbit takes a group of children to the Cikananga Wildlife Center on Indonesia’s most crowded island, where they learn to rehabilitate orphaned wildlife for release into the wild.

22 Feb, 2018, 17:46
How my trip to Thailand totally changed my life  
Nicoleta Radoi

When Nicoleta Radoi first went to Thailand she was sure to spend at least half her visit volunteering. Now, she says, it’s a way of life.

5 Feb, 2018, 13:22
A paroxysm of morality clouds Indonesia’s sunny image  
J.M. Daniels

Five years in jail for sex outside marriage? That’s what the Indonesian government seems to be legislating. J M Daniels says that’s not just unwise, but insane.

1 Feb, 2018, 12:30
Curries and Common Ground  
Kristina Johnson

When Kristina Johnson sets off into the hills of Northern Thailand to learn how to cook, she discovers a whole lot more about life than she expects.

19 Jan, 2018, 09:29
Japan’s best powder skiing: when, where and why  
Ryoko Amano

Japan’s legendary dry and light powder attracts a growing number of foreign skiers every year. Ryoko Amano shares some insider tips.

9 Jan, 2018, 16:18
How to get the best from Bali  
Lucy Barker

There’s nothing wrong with Bali now Mt Agung has gone quiet. Indonesia’s Hindu outpost charms Lucy Barker again.

21 Sep, 2017, 21:30
Through sick and thin: haze and hope in Myanmar  
Cole Evanek

Digestive problems don’t stop Cole Evanek appreciating the sense of hope sweeping through one of the world’s least visited destinations, the country once called Burma.

5 Sep, 2017, 16:14
A video experience of the climb up Indonesia’s Mount Rinjani  
Jacob Laukaitis

Indonesia’s active volcanoes challenge serious hikers everywhere. Jacob Laukaitis takes his Go-Pro to the peak of Rinjani Mountain on Lombok so we can see how exhausting it is without having to make the climb ourselves.

22 Aug, 2017, 16:09
Romancing New Zealand on a self-drive tour  
Bhupender Gupta

The ‘Land of the White Cloud’ is a long way away. But Bhupender Gupta finds a self-drive holiday in New Zealand is an uplifting experience.

22 Aug, 2017, 11:10
We’d all love to own a villa in Bali. The bad news is we can’t.  
J.M. Daniels

Whatever it says in overseas property supplements, Indonesia’s underpriced villas cannot safely be bought by foreign nationals. John M Daniels corrects one well-known newspaper that should have known better.

15 Aug, 2017, 16:33
North and South Korea – by someone who’s visited both  
Jacob Laukaitis

As tension mounts over North Korea, Jacob Laukaitis – who has visited both – has put together a timely video to illustrate what each country is actually like.

1 Jul, 2017, 21:12
An momentary idlyll on Sri Lanka’s Aragum Bay  
Devika A Rosamund

Back in the 70’s the surf scene in Sri Lanka is pretty much a paradise, according to Devika A Rosamund. It probably still is.

30 Jun, 2017, 14:15
A cheerfully cheap tour of Southeast Asia  
Mary Rose Acosta

From the Philippines, Southeast Asia is almost on the doorstep. Mary Rose Acosta travels inexpensively around a range of countries most Westerners can only dream of.

27 Mar, 2017, 13:29
Koh Chang, Thailand’s big and beautiful paradise island  
Brian Fisher

Koh Chang is one of Thailand’s least-visited islands, perhaps because in the past it used to harbour Dengue Fever. Brian Fisher finds the slow pace of life and lack of tourists just adds to its appeal.

16 Feb, 2017, 20:47
A visit to Banaue’s rice terraces – in 1963  
Martin Berthoud

The Philippines’ stunning rice terraces are now an UNESCO heritage site. But in 1963 they were simply quite hard to get to. Martin Berthoud takes time out from diplomacy to make the expedition into upcountry Luzon.

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