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Capital of Kazakhstan renamed

Residents of Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana will soon find themselves with a different address. On Wednesday, the country made a surprise announcement that Astana’s name would be changed to Nursultan, to honor its former president Nursultan Nazarbayev. 78-year-old Nazarbayev, who had been ruling the country since 1989, first as a Communist Party leader then as a president, resigned unexpectedly this week. In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Nazarbayev announced his resignation an...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Astana, All, Communist Party, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Almaty, Nazarbayev, Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Akmola, Tokayev, Nursultan, Akmolinsk


#AbuDhabi's Mubadala Explores Asia Investments and Partnerships - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Explores Asia Investments and Partnerships - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co., which has committed $15 billion to SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund, is exploring investments and new partnerships in Asia.The fund is looking at sectors including hi-tech industries, artificial intelligence, health care, real estate, as well as traditional private equity, Mubadala’s deputy group Chief Executive Officer Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi said in an interview with Bloombe...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Bloomberg TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Mubadala Investment Co, SoftBank Group Corp 's Vision Fund, Partnerships Bloomberg, Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, Hong Kong China Japan, Al Muhairi


Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […] The post Top 10 most expensive cities in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Usa, New York, California, France, China, Singapore, Israel, Middle East, Switzerland, Denmark


Tencent Q4 profit disappoints, but cloud and payments gain ground

China’s Tencent reported disappointing profits in the fourth quarter on the back of surging costs but saw emerging businesses pick up steam as it plots to diversify amid slackening gaming revenues. Net profit for the quarter slid 32 percent to 14.2 billion yuan ($2.1 billion), behind analysts’ forecast of 18.3 billion yuan. The decrease was due to one-off expenses related to its portfolio companies and investments in non-gaming segments like video content and financial technology. Excluding non-...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Earnings, Alipay, Alibaba Group, Online Payments, iQiyi


As Low as 65,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Asia; 46,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe and Other Deals: Delta Weekly Award Sale March 20 2019

Redeem as few as 65,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on Delta Air Lines for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and Asia from Wednesday, August 26, 2019 through Thursday, June 27, 2019, by when all travel must be completed… …but you must... The post As Low as 65,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Asia; 46,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From Europe and Other Deals: Delta Weekly Award Sale March 20 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Asia, Europe, United States, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs


Best ways to donate when travel

There are many ways to make a positive impact when you travel — buying local, eating local, staying in a mom-and-pop guesthouse instead of the towering big-chain hotel. Voluntourism can also be a great way to use travel for good (if done the right way), but if you’re on the road with a set agenda — for work or a sporting event, for example — this isn’t always a viable option. A number of travel brands have developed ways for the casual traveler to leave a place better than they found it by do...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, Ebay, Africa, Local, Indiana, New Zealand, Patagonia, Virunga National Park, Giving Back, Vegas, Svalbard, All, Cirque Du Soleil, Palms Casino


328 Katong Laksa Singapore Michelin Guide The Bib Review

( = || []).push({}); Your visit to Singapore is incomplete you never tasted the famous Katong Laksa. There are many laksa places you can find in Katong like satay in Kajang Malaysia. Thus, we visited the most popular laksa restaurant in Katong, the 328 Katong Laksa. They had the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide The Bib but our real reason to visit them because IP Man (Donnie Yen) ate there before. 328 Katong Laksa is also popularised by ...
Tags: Travel, Food, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Gordon Ramsay, Headline, Singapore Food, Donnie Yen, Katong, Katong Laksa, HK Roast Changi, Katong Laksa Singapore Michelin, Kajang Malaysia, Blue Mussels


The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

When it comes to exploring the world by train, the choice seems never-ending. For many it’s the destination that makes all the difference, be it the Rockies of Canada or Australia’s far-flung outback. But, it’s also the train itself that truly makes the journey truly unforgettable, whether you’re drawn to the glamour of travel’s Golden […] The post The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Australia, France, India, Turkey, Canada, Italy, Middle East, Rail Travel, Peru, South America, North America, Rockies


Japan, elevated: 10-city tour

JAPAN, ELEVATED A 10-city tour for experiencing the best of the country T o truly experience Japan, you need to go beyond the well-known sights — Tokyo is the perfect starting point, but it’s just the beginning. And to truly experience Japan, you need the only airline that brings you Japan, elevated. Enter All Nippon Airways. When you fly ANA, you’ll enjoy authentic Japanese dishes crafted by master chefs. You’ll be met with the Spirit of Omotena...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, China, Cities, Tokyo, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Devil, Skytrax, Osaka, All, Sapporo, Miyajima, Nippon Airways


Best rock climbing outside of Taipei

Dragon Cave Bay , or Lóng Dòng in Mandarin, is a small fishing harbor that lies about an hour drive outside of Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, on the northeastern coastline. To many people, Taiwanese or foreign traveler, this small harbor is just another wharf like many that dot the coastline of Taiwan. However, to the select few who wander off the main road looking for something unique, Dragon Cave presents the best rock climbing that Taiwan has to offer and is arguably some of the best seasid...
Tags: Travel, Asia, US, Taiwan, Climbing, Taipei, Pacific Ocean, Rock Climbing, All, Taipei City, Golden Valley, Crack House, Dragon Cave, Dragon Cave Bay, Lóng Dòng, Matt Girvan


Where to Eat in Antigua Guatemala – and More!

This post Where to Eat in Antigua Guatemala – and More! appeared first on The Professional Hobo. When a sailor friend ( on whose boat I lived for a while in the Caribbean) sent me a message asking where my traveling hat was currently parked, I wrote back “Guatemala! I’m currently in Antigua. It’s gorgeous.” “I don’t get it,” he replied. “Where are you – Antigua, or Guatemala? You just said you were in both.” Written like a true sailor, his version of Antigua is a Caribbean island. But if you go...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, US, Gmo, Italy, El Salvador, Guatemala, Google Maps, Costa Rica, Central America, Panama, Caribbean, Belize, Best Restaurants, Fernando


The Last Heavenly Floating Market – Lad Mayom

‘Homemade coconut ice cream?’ said a Thai woman, giving me a friendly smile. ‘Hmmm, sounds nice. What’s this?’ I asked, pointing at some sauce. ‘That’s pumpkin in syrup. You can choose from all these delicious toppings. We have coconut milk mixed with red beans ‘loosen,’ jack fruit, corn, sugar palm, and peanuts. You can also mix it with potato or sticky rice or milk, or all together if you like.’ (Nong Khongkwan – on par with Italian ice cream) I usually don’t associate Thailand with yummy ice...
Tags: Travel, Food, Asia, Featured, Thailand, Stevie Wonder, Bangkok, Sichuan, Rice, John Denver, Taro, Damnoen Saduak, Grab, Miang Kham, AMPHAWA, Nong Khongkwan


World Renowned, Locally Loved

How many chain restaurants can draw lines everyday, from opening to closing, numbering well into the dozens on a “slow” day? What about an outpost that can claim a Michelin star? If you haven’t already heard of Din Tai Fung, there’s a good chance you’ve felt its impact on the overall culinary landscape whether you realize it or not. Born in Taiwan originally as a cooking oil purveyor, Din Tai Fung transitioned into the restaurant business in 1972 and has taken the world by storm ever since. Base...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Food, Asia, California, Taiwan, Restaurant, Baking, Michelin, Santa Clara, Vegan, Din Tai Fung, Westfield Valley Fair, Dumplings, Taiwanese, Meatless


World Renown, Locally Loved

How many chain restaurants can draw lines everyday, from opening to closing, numbering well into the dozens on a “slow” day? What about an outpost that can claim a Michelin star? If you haven’t already heard of Din Tai Fung, there’s a good chance you’ve felt its impact on the overall culinary landscape whether you realize it or not. Born in Taiwan originally as a cooking oil purveyor, Din Tai Fung transitioned into the restaurant business in 1972 and has taken the world by storm ever since. Base...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Food, Asia, California, Taiwan, Restaurant, Baking, Michelin, Santa Clara, Vegan, Din Tai Fung, Westfield Valley Fair, Dumplings, Taiwanese, Meatless


Everything you need to know to have a memorable trip to Norway

If you have come to this article, you are either day dreaming about planning a trip to Norway one day, or you already have a booked a trip and you want to know about all the things there are to know regarding Norway apart from it being the most gorgeous Scandinavian country, and also a very expensive one. Here are the things that you should keep in mind before going to Norway: 1. Food This is where you can really save some money on your trip. Instead of eating at fancy restaurants that will bu...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Norway, Travel Blog, Krone, Oslo Bergen, Air Norwegian Air


5 Weird Things I Do To Earn Frequent Flyer Points (which you could easily incorporate into your life too)

There are literally thousands of ways to earn air miles or frequent flyer points. While I am not as crazy as the pudding guy (although he’s kind of a genius to have worked out how to earn over a million points through buying pudding!) and I don’t have too many super inventive stories, I do have some… quirks… when it comes to how I earn Qantas points. Some weirder than others. Most of these are things you too can do to earn more frequent flyer points without flying. I shop at my rival I’m so...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Asia, Australia, Paypal, Qantas, Estee Lauder, Melbourne, Batman, South Australia, Western Australia, Sephora, Deliveroo, David Jones, Townsville, Nicole


25 FREE Things to do in Vancouver in 2019

We’ve lived in Vancouver for over 15 years and, during this time, we’ve hosted many first time visitors to the city. We’re often asked the question, “what are the most popular things to do in Vancouver?”  Our responses tend to vary depending on the time of year, but there are several places in Vancouver that we always recommend to first time visitors. The must see attractions that make Vancouver an awesome city. Last summer, we wrote a detailed post that highlights 25 Awesome Day Trips from Van...
Tags: Travel, Asia, San Francisco, Canada, New Brunswick, Alaska, Adventures, Shanghai, Vancouver, North America, Whistler, British Columbia, Chinatown, North Shore, Travel Stories, Top Lists


All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish hotel made of gold which takes luxury to whole new heights, and a famous stretch of golden coastline which is a magnet for the A-list. After you’ve had your gold fix, […] The post All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Hotels, Russia, Colombia, Thailand, Accommodation, Attractions, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, South America, Eastern Europe, Oceania


10 cookery schools to discover around the world

‘There is no sincerer love than the love of food’… George Bernard Shaw Food is humanity’s greatest connection with each other. One of travel’s enticing rewards is the discovery of new cuisine and exploring the soul of a place through its dishes. We have handpicked 10 of our favourite culinary experiences to delve into; food […] The post 10 cookery schools to discover around the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, India, Africa, Thailand, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Laos, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany, George Bernard Shaw Food


Smuggler Turned Boeing 777 Lavatory Into a ‘Pot’ of Gold

12kg of gold was found behind the mirror in the lavatory of a Biman Bangladesh flight from Dubai on arrival in Dhaka on Monday. You might even say that lavatory was a pot of gold. Smuggling gold into Bangladesh is incredibly common. Spot prices are high and it’s a common destination for illicit funds being taken out of the Gulf region and also parts of Asia as we learned when a North Korean diplomat was discovered trying to bring $1.4 million in gold into Dhaka. Continue reading Smuggler Turned ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Advice, Dubai, Bangladesh, Boeing, Dhaka, Gulf, Biman Bangladesh, Dhaka Continue


Secutech 2019 To Pinpoint Real-World Business Applications Through Six ‘Smart Solution Pavilions’

Asia's security industry is once again beginning to shift its attention towards Taipei, as preparations continue ahead of the 22nd edition of Secutech. As anticipation continues to build, the fair's organisers have announced details of six pavilions that will allow buyers to easily locate high quality products as well as the most relevant OEM and ODM partners for their businesses.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Taipei, ODM


5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip

It’s crazy to think we’re already nearing the end of March. With the months flying by and Ramadhan just around the corner, before we know it the summer holidays will be here. Take it from experience, planning the summer holidays equates happy kids. It’s like scheduling your work day, like having a monday.com app for […] The post 5 resorts perfect for a halal friendly family Summer trip appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Africa, Turkey, Accommodation, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Resorts, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Regions, Ramadhan


How to plan your Ideal Trip to North India

This is a guest post by Rebecca Siggers. Vacations coming up? Want to explore the incredible sights of India? Then why not consider a visit to the North of India! From the foothills of the Himalayas, sacred pilgrimage sights, famous cities, and – of course – the delicious food, the northern region of India is a cultural spectacular. Which states make up North India? While you may not have heard of many of the States that make up North India – Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, India, Rebecca, Guest Post, Himalayas, Delhi, Mumbai, Lonely Planet, Destinations, Diwali, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Intrepid Travel, Shooting Star


India is Mozilla’s top Asian market; Indian users are “quite privacy aware”

India is Mozilla’s top market in Asia, Mozilla’s head of product for Asia, Joe Cheng said at official launch of Mozilla’s Firefox Lite app. The app saw a soft launch in August last year, and has seen 2 million downloads since. Cheng said Indian users he was surprised that a lot of... ...
Tags: Travel, Firefox, Mobile, Asia, News, Internet, India, Data, Mozilla, Browser, 4G, Cheng, Mozilla Foundation, Firefox Lite, Asia Mozilla, Joe Cheng


CXA, a health-focused digital insurance startup, raises $25M

CXA Group, a Singapore-based startup that helps make insurance more accessible and affordable, has raised $25 million for expansion in Asia and later into Europe and North America. The startup takes a unique route to insurance. Rather than going to consumers directly, it taps corporations to offer their employees health flexible options. That’s to say that instead of rigid plans that force employees to use a certain gym or particular healthcare, a collection over 1,000 programs and options can b...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Europe, La, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Emory, North America, Eduardo Saverin, BCG, China Hong Kong, Mercer, PE


Cost of living around the world

Rent sucks everywhere . Half of the United States is rent-burdened, meaning they spend more than one-third of their income on rent. And when you hear a stat like that, sometimes you think moving to another country might help your situation. But the truth is, it’s tough around the world. To see exactly how tough it’s gotten, relatively, the furnished apartment experts at Nestpick examined 740 neighborhoods in 50 cities, then determined the annual salary a single person would need to live in ea...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, London, California, France, China, Germany, Boston, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, US, Toronto


Boeing Reportedly Asked the President Not to Ground the 737 MAX

The New York Times is reporting that Boeing's CEO spoke to President Trump today and asked him not to ground the 737 MAX. Meanwhile China's Civil Aviation Administration Deputy Director offered pilot confidence and experience as a reason why it makes sense to ground the aircraft in Asia even though similar measures aren't being taken in North America. Continue reading Boeing Reportedly Asked the President Not to Ground the 737 MAX...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Advice, China, New York Times, North America, Boeing, Trump, Civil Aviation Administration


Ethical elephant tourism in Cambodia

As tourist numbers grow in Cambodia the number of elephant ‘sanctuaries’ is also on the increase. Understandably, people want to experience these majestic creatures in their natural habitat but as their numbers reduce this is becoming more and more difficult. The death of an elephant that was being used to offer tourists the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity […] The post Ethical elephant tourism in Cambodia appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Accommodation, Attractions, Cambodia, Regions, Going Out


Drift Ice Walking in Hokkaido, Japan

Excitement mounts on my bus filled with fellow outdoor adventurers from around the globe as we follow the Shiretoko National Highway north to the Shiretoko Peninsula on the eastern shore of Hokkaido, Japan’s most northerly island. Hugging the shore for miles, the empty highway offers views of drift ice as far as the eye can see. It’s particularly beautiful in the soft glow of a setting sun over the Sea of Okhotsk, a name that conjures up exotic images of bearded, vodka swilling Russians. Watc...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, China, Russia, Unesco, Canada, Boulder, Seattle, Alberta, Hokkaido, Hokkaido Japan, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Leigh McAdam, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Amur River


Polynesian tattoos: Out of Tonga, into the world

Tattooing is not a Polynesian invention, but it clearly developed into a fine art in the Pacific Islands. Ö tzi, the fellow who died in the ice in the Italian Alps 5,300 years ago had dozens of tattoos. And his death predates the development of Polynesian culture. Ötzi's 61 tattoos were generally geometric forms. Crosses and stripes and rows of lines. Early Egyption mummies had tattoos as well. But tattooing certainly developed dramatically during the Polynesian period. A new paper on Po...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Cook, Birds, Archaeology, Zoology, Botany, Canberra, Pacific, Griffith University, Tonga, Oceania, Langley, Clark, Pacific Islands



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