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Some like it hot in Sanya: in search of beds and beaches

Sanya fun guide to child-friendly hotels and top beds

Sanya, provides acres of golden sand lined by child-friendly hotels that also manage to churn out excellent venues for the MICE and corporate meetings crowd. Sunrise at Haitang Bay/ photo: Vijay Verghese


Is Bangalore boring?

Author - Vijay VergheseWhat Winston Churchill and I have in common, along with 1.2bn Indians. And why everyone is obsessed with the mystical number 2,000. Churchill pronounced Bangalore dull but his legacy at the Bangalore Club has made him something of a local celebrity.


Asian budget airlines and regionals

Frequent flyer perks get squeezed, widest seats in economy, the widest business class seats to Asia, and how Small Asian airlines have opened up the region. Plus the A380 vs B787.


Sabah fun guide to rivers, sand, dives

Angkor fun guide, Phnom Penh, a detailed Asian cruises review, wickedly good Tioman dives, an insightful Sabah fun guide to jungle adventure plus breathless Himalayan treks in Ladakh and Nepal treks around Annapurna. Plus Bhutan fun guide.


Goa resorts review and top beaches

Hot Gulmarg ski resorts, detailed Mumbai business hotels, top tips for New Delhi business hotels, Bangalore business hotels review, cool Sri Lanka resorts. More on Kathmandu and Yangon.


Best Maldives resorts, dives

Plus our Boracay resorts review for lovers, divers and an exotic Palawan resorts review for all tastes. Cebu.


Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 22 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.