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Travel in Bangkok: An Insider's Guide to What to See and Do

<i>By Keith Hockton</i>, <i>InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>Photo from InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>I've always been attracted to the madness and energy of Bangkok. …

Asia Travel

Reader Q&A: The top 10 essentials when travelling

BBC Travel reader Agoslakbay wants to know what others consider crucial when undertaking a trip. From patience to toilet paper, our Facebook followers shared their suggestions.<p>Last week, we called upon our Facebook community to answer Agoslakbay’s question concerning their absolute travel …

Top 10

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …


Top tips for first-time family travel

The first time you contemplate hitting the road as a family can feel fraught with potential disaster – you envisage being stuck without vital wet wipes, or seeing your precious toddler getting sucked into the chaos of a Turkish bazaar. Relax. It will be okay. It’s actually very satisfying exploring …


10 ways to kill time at the airport

Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you’ve got hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover?<p>Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some of our suggestions:<p>Exercise<p>Feeling your muscles atrophy from all those flight delays? Hit the gym! …

Asia Travel

Voices of Varanasi, India

One of Hinduism’s holiest, the north Indian city draws travellers from around the world seeking spiritual peace.


The return of Kashmir

Newfound peace comes to a divided paradise, where life’s pace is set by echoing calls to prayer and the gentle paddling of colourful canoes in glistening Dal Lake.<p>In India, miles of concrete dominate the crowded urban landscape. But in the remote northern region of Kashmir, the summer capital of …


Packing secrets from savvy travellers

We searched Quora.com to find out what common items veteran jetsetters pack that rookies do not, and got a suitcase full of answers.<p>Most seasoned travellers tend to pack light. After all, who wants to be weighed down with a load of luggage on a trip? But what these veterans lack in quantity they …


Bangalore’s booming nightlife, all before 11:30pm

Despite a nightly curfew, South India's IT epicentre is seeing an increase in craft beer bars and rooftop lounges, with wine country burgeoning nearby.<p>Bangalore has worked hard to earn its nickname, Pub City. For years, the IT epicentre has been South India’s unofficial bar capital, a bustling city …


How to access exclusive airline lounges

The world’s premium airline lounges usually admit only business class flyers, but some economy ticketholders are finding a way inside.<p>The world’s premium airline lounges usually admit only business class flyers, but some economy ticketholders are finding a way inside.<p><b>Related video: Is it time for</b> …

Air Travel

How to eat Indian street food safely

Tucking into street food is one of the joys of travelling in India – here are some tips to help avoid tummy troubles.<p>1. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the local cuisine, especially if you’re not used to spicy food.<p>2. You know the rule about following a crowd – if the locals are avoiding a …

Deep Frying

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …