Allan K Loyatum

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Myanmar startups share their lessons from a frontier market

Myanmar is ripe with opportunity as such a young ecosystem on the brink of technological change almost guarantees a first-mover advantage

Aung San Suu Kyi's party excludes Muslim candidates

<b>There was a time when Aung San Suu Kyi was seen as Asia's Nelson Mandela. To her more ardent fans, she was more than that. An icon, almost a saint. So why is the Nobel Peace Prize winner's political party excluding Muslims from its list of candidates for November's general election?</b><p>Sithu Maung had …

Asia

50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

From the world's oldest bar to one housed inside of a massive tree in South Africa, we've found 50 unforgettable bars worth traveling the globe for.<p>Here's your boozy bucket list.

Northern Lights
Body Art

A Brief History of Cooking With Fire

For most of human history, over an open fire was the one and only way to cook a meal. People started cooking in this fashion nearly two million years ago, according to anthropologist Richard Wrangham, author of <i>Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human</i><i>—</i>probably, early on, by simply tossing a raw hunk …

Ivory Trade and Slave Trade Linked Throughout History

Changing Planet<p>The trade in elephant ivory dates at least back to the days of the slave trade in Africa.<p>Investigative Journalist Bryan Christy visits the home of renowned 19th Century slave trader and ivory merchant Tippu Tip in Zanzibar. “Throughout history, human trafficking and ivory trafficking …

The world’s most spoken languages in a single beautiful infographic

THERE ARE 7,102 LANGUAGES ON THE PLANET, 23 of which are spoken by 50 million people or more. Alberto Lucas Lopez, a journalist for the South China …

Infographics

13 Chinese customs that are shocking to foreigners

Every country has its own culture and unique customs that come with it. Understanding the social etiquette of the country before visiting can help to make the experience less overwhelming.<p>In China, you might be surprised to find that burping is considered a way of complimenting the chef or that a …

Diapers

Tourists Are Literally Dying to Get the Perfect Selfie

The rise of selfie photography in some of the world’s most beautiful, and dangerous, places is sparking a range of interventions aimed at combating …

No pics of your feet! Social media etiquette while on vacation

Hoda and guest co-host Jenna Bush Hager chat about some of the rules of social media you may want to follow when sharing photos from your vacation.

Pics

A 26-year-old explains how he travels the world on no more than $30 a day

In January of 2008, Will Hatton booked his first trip abroad for his 19th birthday — to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.<p>"I just wanted to do something different. I hadn't done anything remotely exciting with my life. I wanted to go up a mountain but I didn't have any climbing experience, so …

Travel

I’m an ‘unskinny Asian,’ here’s what that’s done to my self esteem.

Growing up as an Asian American, I knew I would never have the long legs or double-lidded blue eyes of the models that graced the TV screens and …

Asia

15 slang phrases you’ll need to know in South Africa

1. Shame!<p>This is an endearing term that is used by South Africans in just about every social situation. Seriously, when in doubt, just say “Ag shame” …

South Africa

Chattering teeth in the desert and more hilarious mutant vehicles at Burning Man

Burning Man, the festival in the Nevada desert, is full of unusual things, which may be an understatement.<p>Among them is mutant vehicles. Here is the second installment on the movers and shakers at Black Rock City's Burning Man and the people behind them.<p>The festival wraps up …

NLD strategy may backfire on Burma

Campaigning in Burma’s forthcoming elections is now only a week away, although Aung San Suu Kyi already appears to have hit the campaign trail. All …

Festivals

Authoritarian policing and the colonial hangover

In the middle of a hot April night, Arkar and two friends were sleeping in their trishaws on central Rangoon’s Hledan Road when they were suddenly …

North Africa
Human Rights

13 weird historical facts

History is full of curious facts. Here, author and journalist Eugene Byrne rounds up 13 of the most surprising…<p><i>Chastity belt decorated with a flower</i> …

6 weird inventions in history

Throughout history, inventors have produced weird, wonderful and sometimes dangerous gadgets. Here, we round up six of the strangest…<p><b>1) Wooden</b> …

Yes, Rats Can Swim Up Your Toilet. And It Gets Worse Than That.

<i>They eat our food. They furnish their nests with our detritus. They chew through our sheet metal, our lead pipes and our concrete. They outsmart us at every turn. They are our shadow, our enemy, our next door neighbor</i>. —”Rat City!” <i>Spy</i> magazine, 1988<p>“You have to think like the rat,” my new friend …

One True Thing About Kenya

“In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country.”<p>That’s tongue-in-cheek advice from Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina’s brilliant satirical essay “How to Write About Africa.”<p>I came across it because I’ll be traveling around <b>Kenya</b> as National Geographic Travel’s Digital Nomad for the next …

First-time jjimjilbang: how to visit a Korean bathhouse

Traditional bathhouses are an essential part of contemporary Korean culture. Literally 'heated rooms', these <i>j</i><i>jimjilbang</i> (찜질방) are where locals come to unwind, hang out and engage in a whole host of health and beauty rituals that go far beyond a quick soak. They attract grandmas and young couples …

Loneliness

Thailand’s ecotourism hot spots: a quick guide to sustainable travel in the Land of Smiles

While Thailand benefits from being one of the top 10 most touristed nations on earth, welcoming 25 million annual visitors presents considerable challenges for the sustainability of its natural environment and rich cultural traditions. Fortunately, minimising your footprint in Thailand has never …

Asia Travel

Island adventures: top activities in the Philippines

The Philippines is justifiably known for its beaches, but the country isn't just about finding an isolated patch of sand and sinking into a sun-kissed stupor. The 7000-plus islands of the Philippines offer an array of more adventurous pursuits that can raise any adrenaline junkie's pulse. Here are …

Asia

The Philippines for beginners: 7 first-timer fails to avoid on your trip

The Philippines is a relatively easy travel destination by Southeast Asian standards. English is widely spoken, and the country has an endearing don't-worry-be-happy vibe, soothing for first-time visitors. Alas, volatile weather and natural disasters can mess up trips in a hurry, while a menu of …

Asia