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How to piss off a Malaysian

MALAYSIANS ARE a strange bunch — some of us are fiercely loyal to our nation, while others are more than willing to jump ship for greener pastures …

14 Places You Should Plan To Visit In 2014

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2014.<p>From Croatia, the E.U.'s newest member; to Tokyo, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games, here are the best places to travel next year.

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

These 'Forbidden' Places Are Actually Easy To Visit, If You're Smart

You've watched the news and listened to the folklore, but some destinations you've considered off-limits might be much easier to visit than you think.<p>These "forbidden" spots will add just the right splash of thrill to your next vacation.<p><b>Iran</b><p><b>Why it's "forbidden:"</b> "Argo" didn't quite paint Iran as …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …