The world’s most populous continent packs a mighty cultural punch. From the seething chaos of megacities like Delhi and Tokyo to the serenity of Southeast Asia’s hilltop temples and rice paddies, it’s a colourful, often spiritual place that defies expectations and nourishes the soul. Our map of Asia is the perfect place to start.

Few parts of the world are better suited for adventure. Asia is home to gasp-inducing Himalayan peaks, as well as subaquatic wonderlands that teem with kaleidoscopic marine life. Add in balmy beaches and the dense jungles of Sumatra, Borneo and northern Laos, and the possibilities for connecting with nature are never-ending.

Foodies too will get a kick out of exploring. Everywhere from the simplest food carts to five-star restaurants, Asian cuisine tickles the taste buds with a mix of fiery and fragrant flavours.

Follow the Silk Road, the Mekong River or the Banana Pancake Trail – or simply go your own way altogether. Asia is where life-changing journeys begin.

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10 Dec 2018 • Kirsten Powley insert_drive_file Article
Life in the slow lane: a Mekong River cruise from Thailand to Laos

Life in the slow lane: a Mekong River cruise from Thailand to Laos

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06 Dec 2018 • Heidi Fuller-Love insert_drive_file Article
Hong Kong hotspots: a local's guide

Hong Kong hotspots: a local's guide

An eclectic mix of Chinese, Portuguese and British heritage, Hong Kong has a unique and proudly fierce identity. With its hi-tech infrastructure, buzzing nightl…

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