Asia Archive

Surviving a Powder Day in Japan!

If you’re a keen skier or snowboarder in chase of the ultimate powder experience, a trip to Japan is a must and Niseko should be at the very top of your list of destinations. The amount of snow that inundates this Japanese resort each year is unparalleled and if you have grown up skiing the mountains of Australia or New Zealand than your concept of a ‘powder day’ is likely to be somewhat flawed. Continue reading “Surviving a Powder Day in Japan!” »

Exploring Thailand: where to go and things to do in Thailand

Thailand, which is also known as the golden land, is located in the centre of Southeast Asia. This country shares it border with Burma and Laos in the north, Cambodia in the east, Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia in the south and Andman Sea in the west. Its capital Bangkok is the largest city here and also the commercial and industrial centre of Thailand. Continue reading “Exploring Thailand: where to go and things to do in Thailand” »

Five Countries You’ve Never Considered For Vacation

Paris, Rome, London – been there, done that. There is no denying these cities are beautiful with great all-inclusive deals, but tried and tested travel destinations offer few bragging rights nowadays. It seems everyone has had pictures with the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben lately. If you’re wanting an unusual travel destination, one of these more forgotten vacation countries will give you some serious bragging rights – and photo opportunities – to make your friends jealous!  Continue reading “Five Countries You’ve Never Considered For Vacation” »

Buying a house or villa on Samui

Those looking to buy an existing house or villa on Koh Samui will still find considerable value when compared with their home country. The island has a pleasant, tropical atmosphere, making it popular with retirees and Thai-foreign families. The abundance of land, combined with plenty of local character means that living locally on Samui can also be an interesting cultural experience. Continue reading “Buying a house or villa on Samui” »

Finding luxury apartments in Hanoi

Years ago, most apartments were located in duplexes or fourplexes, but some were in larger complexes – and many of those included a swimming pool. Apartments close to campus were primarily inhabited by students; those further away were for families. Most apartments had two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living area, and a kitchen. Some had small patios or balconies. Continue reading “Finding luxury apartments in Hanoi” »

Amazing beachfront villas of the World

When it comes to deciding which villa you will be spending your two-week holiday sipping cocktails in and sunning yourself by the pool, there are obviously a few criteria that need to be met before you decide. Does the villa have its own chef, is the pool heated, how many bedrooms and of course it’s location. If it has the added bonus of looking over an incredible beach, that would be a definite bonus! These four beachfront villas are all incredibly gorgeous and will make you want to start booking your next holiday right now!

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