Smart Travel Asia
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An exclusive collection of the best Asian hotels, resorts and spas

Vietnam explained, Danang to Mui Ne and Phu Quoc

Vietnam resorts review and fun guide Danang to Phu Quoc

Danang fishermen check their nets before a long cast, paddling out to sea in circular coracles that appear impossible to manage/ photo: Vijay Verghese


In ICU with Legionnaires

Author - Vijay VergheseMy stint at the Foreign Legion, a chance meeting with The Beatles, and an oddly gratifying resurrection. How not to catch Legionnaires Disease and end up in the ICU and why it makes sense to reach out to friends when you're in trouble, especially while on the road.


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.