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Namibia

Namibia is often described as “Africa for beginners,” the wonders of the continent writ small. Rarely have I seen a country as diverse in both landscape and people. My journey through the country took me from Etosha National Park in […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Restaurant Review: East West Brewing Company

East West Brewery Company serves up Saigon’s newest craft beer alongside a creative food menu

As southeast asia’s most beer-swigging country at about 40 liters per person, the Vietnamese know their brew. With such an established beer culture, does Vietnam really […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Restaurant Reviews, Wine & Dine|0 Comments
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Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon Promotions

 

Special offers at Tung Garden in April and May

Embellished with contemporary Oriental elegance in upscale comfort, Tung Garden – located on the 1st floor of Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon, invites you to indulge in a unique and unforgettable fine dining […]

By |April 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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Promotions & Contests @ Di Mai Restaurant

Di Mai restaurant, located next to Ben Thanh Market,  will introduce a new Vietnamese menu in order to meet the tastes of domestic and foreign customers with specialties such as Pomelo Crab & Shrimp Salad, Cold steamed rice noodle with […]

By |April 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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Beyond Temples and Tombs

Cycling to Hue’s lesser-known sights

Inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1993 for its gorgeous temples, imperial buildings and royal tombs, Hue’s beguiling charms and laid- back vibe are often lost on the millions of tourists who come through […]

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Resort Review: Savoy Hotel

A stay at Yangon’s colonial Savoy Hotel

With one of the most complete collections of colonial architecture in the world, it’s doesn’t take much effort to imagine Yangon of the late 19th century when it became the capital of British Burma. […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Resort Review, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The End of Strife

Looking for answers to Myanmar’s future in Yangon

Known as “Queen Of The East” in the 1880s, Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, has always held promise. Seeing its potential, 19th century colonist and writer Sir George Scott predicted that Yangon’s trade would […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Features|0 Comments
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Walking the Middle Way in Bagan

Uncovering Myanmar’s unique brand of Buddhism

With almost 90 percent of
the population identifying as Buddhist, Myanmar is one of the most devoutly Buddhist countries in the world. The “Land of Pagodas” has more than 56,000 monasteries, home to up to half […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Taking the Back Roads to Mandalay

Cycling Kipling’s Burma

Few place names have the
 power to conjure up notions of exotic romanticism like “Mandalay.” Among others, it’s inspired a Hollywood
 film company, a Heinz sauce, and a
 hit children’s song where Nellie the Elephant runs away from […]

By |March 20th, 2017|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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12 Burmese Days

Cruising the Ayeyarwady River into Myanmar’s past

Myanmar is a land of fascinating contradictions. Known also as Burma, the country has seen periods of aggressive expansionism and extreme isolationism. It’s been the richest country in Southeast Asia and one of the […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Travel & Leisure|0 Comments