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Travel website Vawn Voyage features travel articles and blogs from around the world, including destinations in Asia, from writer Vawn Himmelsbach.

Eat like a local in Vietnam

I had only meant to spend the night — a stopover on a road trip up the coast of Vietnam along the country’s main highway, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. But somehow...

Hello kitties! Taiwan joins Seoul and Tokyo on the global runway

It’s easy to get lost in the labyrinth of corridors at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei, a former Japanese tobacco factory built in the 1930s. But you won’t find factory workers...

Everest Base Camp: Trek of a lifetime

I woke with a start in the middle of the night to pitch-blackness. My heart was pounding like an out-of-control jackhammer. I pushed my way out of my sleeping bag, gasping for oxygen, and...

Hong Kong becomes epicentre of art in Asia

To the first-time visitor, Hong Kong can feel overwhelming: a concrete maze of mile-high skyscrapers, thick as a forest, with dozens of cranes on the horizon. There’s a feeling of motion, of a city...

Art of the city: Hong Kong’s creative culture

It’s a hot, humid day and I’m craving caffeine. So I head to Smoko, an industrial-chic coffee bar (standing room only) for a cold-brew coffee sweetened with cucumber syrup, crafted by a woman so...

Travelling book club offers ‘novel’ approach to India

Much of what most people outside India know about the world’s second-most populous nation is information of the Slumdog Millionaire variety — we’ve heard of slum dwellers, of poverty, of the lack of sanitation. Or it’s...

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