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Bali Hotair 2010

Hopefully I’ll be forgiven for thinking Bali Hotair 2010 was some kind of political gathering when I first heard about it. In truth, it’s a kiteboarding competition, now in its fifth year. This year’s event runs from July 2 to

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Singapore Restaurant Week

Speaking of restaurants, I’ve got a few more reviews to post for Luang Prabang, but I just wanted to note it’s Restaurant Week in Singapore. For this week only – until Sunday 28 March – you can get a three-course

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Photos – Chinese New Year – Bangkok – 2010

This year, Chinese New Years day fell on Valentines Day. That, and the current "colored" political scene, lead people to suggest wearing pink instead of red this year. There were lots of pink shirts about, but still a lot of

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Danang International Fireworks Competition 2010

Here’s an upcoming even that I really wish I could attend: The central Vietnam city of Danang will host and international fireworks competition on March 27th and 28th 2010. It will be the third year running that Danang has hosted

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Artist Jean-Marc Louis’ First Exhibition in Asia

This just in from the Sofitel Silom: Following the success of his past exhibition in London, Jean Marc Louis will present his Art work for the first time in Thailand, where he now resides. Jean-Marc Louis’ choices of sober colors

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Iconic Photos of Angkor Released in New Book by John McDermott

Even if you haven’t visited Angkor Wat, chances are you’ve seen some of John McDermott’s evocative black and white photographs of the monuments. Dubbed the "Ansel Adams of Angkor" by the New York Times, McDermott’s work has become synonymous with

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A Balinese Midsummer Night

If we spirits have offended Think but this and all is mended That you have but slumbered here While these visions have appeared. I can’t believe I can still write that out from memory. I decided not to check if

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Why I’m Not Green

I very rarely get "off topic" here to talk about anything not travel-related, but there’s a first time for everything. I tend to believe that you don’t change the world from the top of a soapbox; you change it by

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Bali Arts Festval

If you’re in Bali some time in the next month, be sure to check out the Bali Arts Festival, which starts this Saturday, 13 June, and runs through 11 July. The Bali Arts Festival is a full month of daily

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Weekend Events – May 29 – 31

If you’re in Bangkok this weekend, there are a couple of events that you may want to take note of: Starting today (Thursday, 28 May) until Sunday, there will be two travel fairs on at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.

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