It’s a sign of peace returning to a war-torn nation. Believe it or not, at least two regions of Afghanistan are gearing up for tourists.
This is a story of a journey of transformation for young Afghan woman Kamila Sidiqi who defied the Taliban to start a successful tailoring business that would create jobs and hope for 100 neighbourhood women, and save many more from starvation.
The business volume of global tourism equals or even surpasses that of oil exports, food products or automobiles. Now that I have your attention, read on.
The French dunked buttered baguettes into their coffee and the servants, who were Vietnamese, would taste the dregs back in the kitchen. Bet you didn’t know that.
Films inspire us to travel. The Lord of the Rings Triology revealed New Zealand’s dramatic scenery, Gandhi unleashed a generation of backpackers on India, and Thailand is about to get a whole lot more drunks with The Hangover Part 2.
Three young New Zealanders went to northern Thailand for an idyllic holiday. All three got very sick and one died. Her death remains unexplained.
American writer Paolo Bacigalupi’s debut novel, The Windup Girl, is both a heart-stopping dystopian thriller and a razor-sharp vision of our near future.
The eight-day Indian Experience explores the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the three most visited cities in the country’s northwest, from $A1,698 per person twin share.