Rishil Patel

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The best pubs in London

Bars and pubs, Pubs<p>The Archers<p><b>What’s the vibe?</b> A refurbed pub that stays true to its East End roots, even if they’ve ditched the karaoke and embraced …

England

The most Instagrammable places in London

You can take a decent-ish Instagram snap in almost any corner of London, such is the wealth of the capital’s good-looking architecture, chic …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

How to Get SIM Cards in Southeast Asia: A Buying and User Guide

In a comment on a recent post, I was asked to write about traveling with an unlocked iPhone (or any smart phone, really), obtaining SIM cards abroad, …

7 lessons you’ll learn in Vietnam

I SPENT SIX MONTHS in Vietnam’s southern metropolis of Saigon teaching English and slurping <i>pho</i>. In that time I joined the expat community, explored …

Backpacking in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Forget yoga retreats. If you want to find yourself in south-east Asia, says <b>Susan Smillie</b>, try learning to dive in Thailand, jumping on a motorbike in Vietnam or just chilling in Cambodia<p>I've been sitting still for an hour, watching, listening, in the dark. Macaques swing through the cliff-top trees …

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hue, Vietnam

The small city of Hue in central Vietnam is the cultural and academic heart of the country. Situated almost in the very centre of Vietnam, Hue was …

5 Things to do in Pattaya, Thailand

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Pattaya, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Things to do in Thailand<p><b>5 Things to do in Pattaya, Thailand</b> is a random compilation …

Our Ten Favourites in Thailand

It’s list time! We spent three months in Thailand over the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, and saw a lot of what this fantastic country has to …

Top 10 hotels, hostels and B&Bs near Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Sojourn Boutique Villas<p>One of Siem Reap's most unique places to stay is also one of its most caring. A socially responsible resort of 10 villas set within palm-filled gardens around a swimming pool, Sojourn supports the poverty-stricken residents of Treak village where the property is located. Most …

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and was our first stop when we visited the country. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a hot …

Phnom Penh

Cambodia on $25 Per Day

[title2]Why Cambodia? Why now?[/title2] [section] Cambodia used to have a reputation for being a dangerous place to visit. The bitter aftertaste of …

Want to Live a Happier and More Fulfilled Life in 2018? Read These 11 Books

Happiness is a skill you can learn. These books teach it.<p>Happiness isn't a gift of the universe. It isn't luck. It isn't even entirely down to your genetic predisposition to cheer or gloom (though that undeniable plays a role). A big chunk of happiness is skill.<p>"All of the work that we and other …

Self-improvement

Ultralight Thru-Hikers, Here Is Your Ultimate Backpack Kit

There are people in this world who drill holes in $2 toothbrushes because they are too heavy to take on the trail. Crazy, right? How much of a …

For One Day, All U.S. National Parks Are Free to Enter

On Friday, August 25, all 59 U.S. National Parks will open their gates to the American public, waiving entry and commercial tour fees in celebration …

8 Things to do in London Beyond the Obvious - An Insider's Guide

If you’re planning your visit to London, chances are you have already heard plenty about the Tower, Westminster Abbey and Hyde Park, so that’s not …

England

8 Great Iceland Photo Destinations

These 8 great South Iceland photo destinations offer inspiring landscapes and incredible nature, perfect for amateur photographers and sightseers. I …

Best in Travel 2018 - Cities

Over the past 10 years, Seville has transformed itself. Once a traffic-congested metropolis resting on its historical laurels, Seville has bloomed into a city of bicycles and trams, keen to reinvigorate its artistic past. The metamorphosis hasn’t gone unnoticed. The capital of Andalucía will host …

Farm-to-table

Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel Prize. Here’s a brief guide to his bleak, beautiful world.

From Never Let Me Go to The Unconsoled.<p>The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born English novelist who writes lovely, lyrical books about trauma, repression, and survival.<p>Ishiguro’s novels range from the polished and conventional to the sprawling and incoherent, so …

Literature

The 50 Best Books of 2017

Whether you like your reading sexy and satirical or political and polarizing, these stand-out books are guaranteed to challenge the status quo and spark timely conversation.<p>Whether you prefer your reading sexy and satirical, political and polarizing, or simply amusing, the year's best releases are …

13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Suddenly a Best-Seller

George Orwell’s classic book “1984,” about a dystopian future where critical thought is suppressed under a totalitarian regime, has seen a surge in sales this month, rising to the top of the Amazon best-seller list in the United States and leading its publisher to have tens of thousands of new …

Literature