Chateau Changyu: a growing taste for Chinese wine

A few miles outside Xi’an, the city of Emperor Qin’s terracotta warriors, the guide on a tour bus filled with Italian wine professionals pointed across a bleak plain shadowed by empty towerblocks to a medieval castle with crenellated towers. We were touring the estates of the Yantai Changyu Pioneer Wine Company and our guide was […]

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Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquake

Mountain high … the single-track road in Tibet close to the Rasuwa border crossing. The overland journey from Tibet to Nepal, on winding roads and amid towering Himalayan peaks, must be one of the world’s most breathtaking.Now, two years after the April 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, killing close to 9,000 people and leaving countless […]

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Journey: Colombo to Trincomalee

Trincomalee is in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The history of this beautiful city spans more than 2,500 years and is known to be one of the oldest cities in Asia. For visitors traveling from Batticaloa, Trinco as it is fondly known is just 69 miles to the north and Jaffna 113 miles to the […]

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10 of the best Michelin-rated restaurants in Bangkok

Bangkok holidays The first Michelin guide to Bangkok’s brilliant food scene reveals a city where both fine dining and street food can be as affordable as they are adventurous Flame on … owner/chef Jay Fai at her shop-house restaurant, one of only three Michelin-starred street-food venues in the world. With the publication in December 2017 […]

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