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Good news for Singaporeans with electronic passports — you’ll no longer need to brave the queues at Australian airport immigration. More »Yahoo Newsroom - Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Some of the world’s most breathtaking resorts are located far from sea level. Nestled in mountain ranges and perched on top of desert cliffs, these hotels offer visitors picturesque views and quiet retreats away from the hustle of everyday life. More »Fodor's - Wed, Feb 19, 2014
In the rich diverse, colourful and larger than life world of the Chettiar community of Tamil Nadu lies treasures that have been handed down from generation to generation. The sprawling mansions were built with materials from every part of the world – talian marbles, Japanese tiles and Belgian glass. Pillars of teak with ornate sculptures are found everywhere. The Chettiyars may have left Chettinadu, but several antiques that once filled their homes are found in a handful of shops in Karaikudi, which is the traditional antique market.Tue, Jan 21, 2014
Explore this treasure-trove of artifacts with LAKSHMI SHARATH More »
In a land filled with markets and where shopping and bargains are ways of life, Bangkok’s floating markets are a world of their own. Full of life and colour, they are an intrinsic part of the city's culture.Mon, Jan 20, 2014
On a weekend, LAKSHMI SHARATH takes a ferry and cruises down to the Taling Chan Floating Market in Bangkok and soaks in its many flavors. More »
'What happens in Colorado stays in Colorado' might be the next tourism ad campaign. One week after the sale of recreational marijuana was made legal in Colorado, sales have exceeded $5 million, opening the doors to what might be a lucrative business in marijuana tourism. Already, websites advertising "green tours" are attempting to lure pot-smokers from far and wide to this new mecca for potheads.Thu, Jan 9, 2014
On New Year's Day, voters made the drug legal in the state. According to Colorado Amendment 64, prohibition was lifted on the sale and personal use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Commercial cultivation, manufacture and sale of Cannabis plant products are now legitimate and regulated in a manner similar to alcohol. That said, officials are wary of displeasing neighbours and, worse, encouraging traffickers as US federal laws hold that marijuana is an illegal drug. Airport passengers and interstate tourists may soon see signs warning them not to take weed out of the state.
While marijuana tourism may be set to take off in the state, the minutiae governing the sale and distribution are far from clear. For instance, parlours or clubs for marijuana users have still not passed muster with the administration. Locating stores where legal pot is sold can be hard, too. A state Q&A on the subject directs: 'Retail marijuana is intended for private, personal use. Such use is only legal in certain locations not open or accessible to the public. Marijuana may not be consumed openly or publicly.'
Whether Colorado will become the Amsterdam of the United States, only time will tell. More »
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again,” wrote Lewis Carroll.Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Winter sprinkles magic over the landscape. Winter is beautiful. Winter is festive. Winter begs to be celebrated.
Which is why, even as much of the northern hemisphere freezes over, we venture boldly into the cold in mitts and overcoats to build snowmen, ride sleds, quaff gluhwein and yell for joy. In Steinbeck's words, "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?"
Enjoy these beautiful images of winter around the world - from the snow festivals in China and Japan, to excursions in Mount Zao and Zermatt, Ladakh and Sonmarg. Of glimpses of frozen waterfalls, warm-hearted Christmas markets and romantic cuddles in igloo hotels.
And what of desert cities where winter barely visits? Look at how Dubai recreates a winter wonderland in its ice cafes and ski resorts.
Finally, escape to an indoor tropical beach and strip down to your bathing suits even as blizzards rage outside.
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