Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Russia imposes ban on Tajik airline

MOSCOW: Russia’s Ministry of Transport said in a statement on Sunday that it has imposed a ban on flights of the Tajik airline Somon...

Top 10 reasons to visit Sri Lanka in 2017

COLOMBO: Bursting with colour and full of life, Sri Lanka is the ultimate show-off destination. From national parks and botanical gardens, to beaches and...

Nepal crowned the best value destination in the world

KATHMANDU: Nepal has been named the 1st ‘Best Value Destination’ and 5th on the top 10 countries in the world to visit in 2017, according...

Exploring Bhutan: The happiest nation on earth

THIMPHU: I'm in the prayer hall of Tango Buddhist monastery high on a mountainside in Bhutan, watching as a woman performs chag, ritual prostrations...

Google’s latest Street View journey through Mongolia

ULAN BATOR: After recording images of towns and cities across the world, Google's Street View service has launched via horse-drawn sled in a less...

Sights and Sounds of Sri Lanka

Women sashay past, saris fluttering and hips swaying rhythmically to the thumping drums. The high-pitched whining of a wind instrument draws people like the...

Yes, Heliskiing in Uzbekistan is as thrilling as it sounds

Together with an international mishmash of over 300 Russian, Islamic, Asian and Turkic-looking faces, we sit in the huge belly of an elderly Ilyushin...

What is the magic of Bukhara?

Nowadays, Bukhara is a sleepy backwater, peaceful and clean, earning its money mostly from tourism. As the sky falls, old people water their gardens....

Concrete Beauties: Post-War Soviet Architecture in Central Asia

When thinking of Soviet architecture, one image comes to mind: rows of monolith, concrete-slab housing blocks arranged across a rigid pattern of intersecting boulevards....

7 spectacular lakes in Central Asia

As far removed from an ocean as is possible on this planet, Central Asia is not the first place that comes to mind when...

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