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Asian Travel Etiquette — Greetings, Gestures and Good Manners

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Asian travel etiquette is not so complicated to understand, nor is it mysterious. Almost every Asian guidebook, travel website and those free little tourist magazines seem to have a section on etiquette — how you should greet people, how to conduct yourself, what’s considered good manners and what’s not, and what you should wear. Yet we’re ...

Meet the People Behind the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha

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We meet the people behind the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, to find out more about the rich collection of art and artifacts, what they represent, and what they mean to the people of Qatar and the Middle East. Meet the People Behind the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha “The objects on ...

The Dazzling Museum of Islamic Art In Doha

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Splendidly sited on a purpose-built artificial island off the city’s palm-fringed Corniche, the stupendous Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, is both an architectural showpiece and an arresting receptacle for the world’s most extraordinary collections of Islamic art. The Dazzling Museum of Islamic Art In Doha Launched in December 2008, the Museum of Islamic Art ...

Our Dubai Shopping Guide and a Lesson in the Art of Bargaining

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Dubai’s reputation as a tourist destination was built on sun, sand and shopping. While there is a lot more to the city than its great weather, beach and malls, if shopping is high on your list of priorities then we better help you to get it right. Here’s our Dubai shopping guide. When we arrived ...

Funky Fremantle, Perth’s Hip Historic Seaside City and Cool West End

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Funky Fremantle, Perth’s hip historic seaside city makes a great day trip or, even better, a great base for exploring the Western Australian capital. Loft cafés, contemporary art galleries, unique concept stores, and vintage shops line the laidback streets of this cool beachside city. When locals in Western Australia’s capital Perth want to kick back ...

The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

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Boasting breathtaking skylines of sail-shaped buildings, dancing towers, twisting skyscrapers, and even a tuning fork, the audacious architecture of Dubai makes the city a delight to visit for architects, designers, photographers, and travellers. I will never forget a conversation we overheard one day between a little boy and his father as Terence and I strolled by a construction ...

Our Guide to the Best Inner City Sydney Suburbs to Experience

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Like most great cities in the world, the most interesting inner city suburbs of Sydney each have their own distinct identity. Sydney, like Paris, New York and London, is a city of villages, with idiosyncratic neighbourhoods encircling the city centre that exude character, charm and cool. Over the years, we’ve lived in or kicked back ...