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    A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

    AFP, Published on 17/07/2018

    » ATHENS - "The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

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    Fruit picking grows in popularity among visitors to Japan

    Published on 16/07/2018

    » TOKYO: Tourist farms in Japan have been attracting hordes of foreign visitors who are placing fruit picking high on their travel itineraries as the global reputation of Japanese fruit grows.

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    LUCERNE: Switzerland's Alpine tourism paradise

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 12/07/2018

    » A good way to start your Lucerne holiday is with a look from afar, and the best place for this is atop nearby <b>Mt Pilatus</b>, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the city and surrounding area. During summer months there are plenty of hiking and walking routes that lead to the top, or you can hop aboard the <b>Pilatus Bahn</b>, Europe's steepest functioning cog-wheel railway, with mountain valleys and Lake Lucerne providing picturesque backdrops.

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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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    Where is everyone?

    Life, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » Myanmar's gaudily peculiar capital Nay Pyi Taw, literally translated as "Abode of Kings", is one of the world's most bizarre cities -- a place for Myanmar bureaucrats and perhaps curious travellers. It is grandiose in scale, about 7,000km², or four times the size of Bangkok, but its official population is only one million. And it seems much less in reality.

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    From Goya to El Greco

    Brunch, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 01/07/2018

    » Walking through the crowd after arriving at Gran Via metro station in Madrid, my hands turn cold, my lips dry and my heart rate rises to match the rhythm of the drum being beat by a street performer nearby. Here I am again, standing in the same country that I first visited only one year ago.

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    Night tours draw tourists to Tokyo's buzzing district

    Business, Published on 14/06/2018

    » Already known for its boutiques, bars, restaurants and that famous "scramble crossing," Shibuya's appeal as a destination for foreign visitors is being given a further boost by its local tourist association, which has begun tours to introduce the area's nightlife -- from backstreet izakaya pubs to the "love hotel" quarter.

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    TAHITI, French Polynesia

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 07/06/2018

    » Part of French Polynesia, Tahiti is the largest island in this South Pacific archipelago, comprising Tahiti Nui (the larger, western section) and Tahiti Iti (the eastern peninsula). The islands’ geography reads like a storybook paradise, and explains why it's such a popular vacation destination: black-sand beaches, shimmering lagoons, majestic waterfalls and a pair of extinct volcanoes.

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    A zeal for New Zealand

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/06/2018

    » The sky was gorgeous. That was the first thing I noticed about New Zealand after we left Auckland airport. Just the right shade of blue. The right amount of sunlight and cloud. Underneath the vast blue expanse, rolling green hills stretched as far as the eye could see. We were on our way to Rotorua, a city 230km southeast of Auckland, and luckily we were able to appreciate all the surrounding nature that led us to it. Plenty of sleep onboard Thai Airways' Royal Silk Class meant we landed feeling refreshed, ready to explore all the sights and adventures Rotorua has to offer.

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    Siem Reap without Angkor Wat

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 31/05/2018

    » When you're in Siem Reap, home to Angkor Wat, could there be a reason not to visit the place that is the national symbol of Cambodia? During a recent work trip to the city, I happened to have a few.

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