Uzbekistan – Mosaics of Past Glory

Huangshan: Feeling Yellow?

Yantai: Sun, Sand and Cab Sav

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ASIA AND AWAY TRAVELOGUE

Olympic Ticketing Chaos

The sale of Olympic tickets has been suspended less than 24 hours of Round Two of the booking process getting underway. The reasons, summarised by the China Daily, run as follows: “…the booking system crashed, phone lines jammed and serpentine queues formed at banks.” In short, demand was high.No doubt this is true. The problem is the utterly mendacious comments we heard yesterday as the booking system began to groan and creak: “We had tested the booking system several times, but the number of buyers are still out of our expectations,” said Xu Chen, head of the Olympic affairs   [ read more ]

Luang Prabang: Don’t Call Me Boutique

Beihai: In Search of Old Pakhoi

China: Take it as Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover Port Stephens Australia

Did you know that Port Stephens is called the “blue water paradise”? This is mainly because the place is rich with wonderful bodies of water. It is at New South Wales and only a couple of hours travel from north of Sydney. Beaches in the area are known to be sandy, white and above all very clean. With this, vacationers or travelers don’t have to worry about the safety of going into these waters. The place continues to be a top option for travelers who wanted to have a great time during their vacation or holidays. This could be proven by its vibrant tourism.

There are certainly a lot of reasons why you have to visit Port Stephens any time of the year. As you discover the place more, your accommodation will never be a problem. You could choose to go for hotels, resorts, villas, cottages and other types of accommodation offered in the area.

If you have your eyes on Nelson Bay which is a suburb of Port Stephens, you don’t have to worry about you accommodation. Here is an excellent website of hotels where you could stay while enjoying the wonders of Nelson Bay.

 

Featured Travel Destinations:

Phuket, Thailand: the Mountain of Jewel.

Considering its small size and the distribution of breathtaking attractions and fun places to explore, this tourist attraction is definitely among the top places to visit in Thailand, leave alone the world at large.[ read more ]

AUSTRALIA – Jervis Bay: Jewel on the NSW South Coast.

Some of the most amazing classically Australian landscapes and nature, the whitest sands, the clearest blue waters and the essence of Aboriginal history in this magical spot.

NEW ZEALAND – The Magic of Middle Earth

The raw and wild beauty of New Zealand was captivating visitors long before Frodo arrived. John Warbuton Lee took refuge in the country’s top wilderness lodges [ read more ]


CHENGDE, CHINA – Emperors’ Playground

This is the Qing dynasty’s answer to Shenzhen’s Splendid China theme park. [ read more ]


YANTAI, CHINA – Sun, Sand and Cab Sav

Graham Bond investigates Yantai, the anti-Hainan, and is impressed by its colonial air, vineyards and bags of beer  [ read more ]