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Sampling Asia’s Locally-Made Drinks

For those who enjoy a tipple, one of the pleasures of travelling in Asia is sampling some of the locally-produced drinks. A wide selection of alcoholic drinks is available, with many countries producing not only their own beer and wine but a sometimes surprising range of spirits. 

Chengdu - More Than Just Pandas

The Chinese city of Chengdu has long been famous for its pandas. Its renowned panda breeding centre is one of the best places in the world to see these vulnerable, solitary animals. Chengdu’s other attractions – not least its spicy Sichuanese cuisine and its relaxed atmosphere – are helping turn it into an increasingly popular destination for foreign visitors.

Asia’s Top Festivals: A Guide to 6 of the Best

When you’re travelling in Asia, you’ll probably want to see some of its famous festivals. Each country has its own, religious or cultural, traditional or modern. Some of the biggest festivals, especially religious ones, reach beyond national borders and are celebrated by huge numbers of people across the continent. Here’s a concise guide to six of Asia’s top international festivals. 

Hong Kong Travel Guide

Hong Kong has always been a popular stopover destination, and much can be seen and done within a couple of days, but this hardly enables visitors to scratch the surface of this many-layered, world-class city. Hong Kong is a destination that can be exceptionally rewarding for senior travellers who have the time to explore it further.

Coloane: Macau Beyond the Casinos

Macau is a gambler’s paradise, the Vegas of the East. It’s also the most densely-crowded territory on earth. But there’s another part of Macau that many people don’t know about. And for senior travellers, it provides a refreshing respite from the teeming casino and shopping strips.

Top 5 Destinations in Asia for Senior Travellers

What are the top 5 destinations in Asia for first-time visitors that would appeal most to senior travellers? It’s advisable to start with destinations that provide a ‘soft landing’, and not ones like India that can be quite overwhelming for less experienced travellers. Here are our recommendations for the best places to visit for those new to Asia.