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    Vivid colours, abundant beauty

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as "the Pearl of Africa" in his 1908 book My African Journey, for "its magnificence, for variety of form and colour" and its "profusion of brilliant life".

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    A mountain palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

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    Spiritual connection

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 05/07/2018

    » Back in February, when a notification on my mobile phone alerted me about a budget airline's promotional fare to Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture, I immediately checked it out. For a round trip in June, it's only about 4,500 baht. With a big grin on my face, I said to myself: "Okie Dokie."

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    Shock and Awe

    Brunch, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 18/03/2018

    » Touted as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague has long been a staple tourist destination for adventure-seekers and aesthetic junkies alike. Boasting no less than 12 Unesco World Heritage Sites within its city walls, comprising extravagant castles and churches, the Czech capital would be an outright paradise for any history buff.

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    Kathmandu getaway

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 22/12/2017

    » Nepal may not be a go-to choice when Thais think about travel destinations like they do Japan, Hong Kong or South Korea. We'll go as far as saying that the landlocked country is a bit of mystery. But if you're up for diverse cultures, natural beauties and a little adventure, Nepal is it!

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    Good vibes and rail rides

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 21/12/2017

    » Gimhae, the neighbouring city to the west of Busan, is worth a day-trip when you plan to visit the southern tip of South Korea.

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    Singapore's artistry on the wall

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 13/12/2017

    » Besides skyscrapers, lush parks, museums and shopping districts, Singapore today impresses visitors with street art virtually throughout the whole city.

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    Temple cities

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/11/2017

    » Farmland stretches out and covers most of the flat land along the Irrawaddy River. From the aeroplane, I can see the green fertile land and the brown river before the aircraft lands in Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar after Yangon.

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    In the footsteps of King Rama IX

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 20/07/2017

    » A main reason for Thais to visit Lausanne, the French-speaking city on Lake Geneva in Switzerland, is because it is where the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej spent 18 years of his life, from 1933 to 1951.

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    DUBLIN: Multi-faceted gem of the Emerald Isle

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 02/06/2017

    » Located in the heart of the city, <a href="http://twistedsifter.com/2016/02/the-long-room-trinity-college-library-dublin/" target="_blank"><b>Trinity College</b></a> is an ideal spot to start off your Dublin tour. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity is Ireland's oldest university and houses some of the country's most cherished cultural treasures, while notable alumni include authors Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and playwright Samuel Beckett. Among the ancient manuscripts and relics displayed in the awe-inspiring 18th-century <a href="http://twistedsifter.com/2016/02/the-long-room-trinity-college-library-dublin/" target="_blank"><b>Long Room</b></a> are the Book of Kells, the Books of Durrow and Armagh, as well as an an ancient Irish harp.

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