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Going, going Goa - how to savour this beach escape

Goa resorts review and fun guide - Baga Beach

Goa's Baga beach beckons with acres of sand, boat rides, and spicy food. Pick from beachside bungalows or luxe resorts with all the trimmings.

EDITOR'S RANT

Premeditation and physics

Author - Vijay VergheseDid a 138,000kg metal tube improbably glide? That is what MH370 investigators have to decide. There are quite a few planes that have had to fly sans power as a result of a technical malfunction, bird hit, volcanic ash ingestion, or sloppy math as in Canada.

AIRLINES

Airbus vs Boeing - hello A350

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

ADVENTURE

Luxe stays in Bhutan's far pavilions

Angkor fun guide, Phnom Penh, a detailed Lombok resorts review, wickedly good Tioman dives, an insightful Sabah fun guide to jungle adventure plus breathless Himalayan treks in Ladakh and the Nepal Annapurna Circuit. Asian cruising.

SOUTH ASIA

New Delhi survival kit and hotel beds

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

ISLANDS

Best Maldives resorts, dives

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

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 21 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.