Asia

A pop music combo is rocking a stage that’s surrounded by giant screens streaming videos of galloping horses. Gaggles of guys and gals are mingling and knocking back exotic cocktails, while models dressed like confections are handing out sample chocolates. And, oh yes, better place …

I should have known something unusual was in store as we visited the bustling food market known as Tarantula Village on a tour from our AmaWaterways Mekong River cruise in Cambodia. Tables were piled high with big platters of things many of the shoppers lined …

Meraviglia: it means ‘wonder’ in Italian. It’s also an enormous cruise ship from MSC Cruises that aims to challenge the biggest ships ever built for features. It’s just one of the new crop of ships due to be christened in 2017 that promise wonders never seen before. …

Fantastic temples – thousands of the most gorgeously ornate structures you’ll ever lay eyes on – dot the landscape in all directions. Scanning the otherworldly valley of Burma’s ancient capital of Bagan, you can’t  help but wonder whether with all the bricks they laid to build so many mystical shrines 1,000 years …

It’s vast, elegant and perhaps a bit politically incorrect. But there’s simply no emotional rush quite like luxuriating in the back seat of a money-green Rolls Royce heading for a stay at Hong Kong’s luxurious Peninsula Hotel. It’s only one of the sinfully rich pleasures of …

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