Making the climb to the summit of majestic Mt Fuji
by Kriti Joshi on September 5, 2019 at 10:04 am
People come from all over Japan to climb to the summit of Mount Fuji to see the sunrise. Buses from Tokyo's Shinjuku district conveniently drop climbers off at a station located at the 2,300-metre. The post Making the climb to the summit of majestic Mt Fuji appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city – MasterCard
by Mausam on September 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm
Bangkok was named the most-visited city for the fourth consecutive year, with about 22.8 million visitors reported in the annual rankings by MasterCard Inc. The post Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city – MasterCard appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Thailand extends visa fee waivers to boost tourism as growth slows
by Mausam on August 20, 2019 at 12:13 pm
The fee of 2,000 baht ($65) is to be waived unil next year for travellers from 18 countries, including China and India. The post Thailand extends visa fee waivers to boost tourism as growth slows appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites
by Kriti Joshi on August 13, 2019 at 7:39 am
Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on grey stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight. The post Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Paul-Henry de Baere (PH) sets new world record of highest parachute landing
by Mausam on May 20, 2019 at 12:08 pm
Paul-Henry de Baere (PH) has set a new world record of highest parachute landing at the West Col of Barunste in the Nepali Himalaya on Sunday. The post Paul-Henry de Baere (PH) sets new world record of highest parachute landing appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Lonely Planet’s top destination suffers a blow after blasts
by Nishant Pokhrel on May 16, 2019 at 6:12 am
Sipping fresh coconut water while sunbathing on deserted Hikkaduwa beach, Alexi Konchayenko, a sports trainer from Ukraine, struck a stoical note. The post Lonely Planet’s top destination suffers a blow after blasts appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
What it’s like to do the Everest Base Camp trek
by Kriti Joshi on May 8, 2019 at 7:04 am
Whenever I told someone I was planning to climb to Mount Everest Base Camp this spring, I received the same shocked and wide-eyed response: "Be careful!" While that's good advice for any adventure, it was difficult to convince friends and family that this trip would not at all be the same thing as actually climbing Mount Everest. The post What it’s like to do the Everest Base Camp trek appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Amsterdam sex workers angry at red light district tours ban
by Mausam on April 2, 2019 at 2:06 pm
Amsterdam’s Prostitution Information Center, which is housed in the same building as Proud, offers its own red light district tours. The post Amsterdam sex workers angry at red light district tours ban appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
by Sureis on March 28, 2019 at 4:49 am
The villa was like a dream house with a swimming pool. The first thing I did was leave my baggage and go to a local pub for some chilled beers. The post Bali calling appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Libya’s ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists
by Kriti Joshi on February 21, 2019 at 8:41 am
Looting has hit Libya’s archaeological sites since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 when the country descended into turmoil with rival administrations competing for control. The post Libya’s ancient ruins blighted by theft, shunned by tourists appeared first on The Himalayan Times.
Incredible drone footage captures the bizarre Danish circular community of Brøndby Garden City
on October 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm
The imagery has been taken by photographer Henry Do in the Danish suburb of Brondby, close to Copenhagen, and it shows the bizarre village made up of houses and gardens set out in circles.
Pictured: The bizarre road in Estonia that bisects 30 metres of RUSSIAN territory
on October 15, 2019 at 3:48 pm
Radio Free Europe photographer Amos Chapple, from New Zealand, investigated and managed to snap a handful of fascinating snaps of the bizarre border.
Thomas Cook bosses urged to put their massive earnings into pension fund
on October 15, 2019 at 2:41 pm
Mr Fankhauser, who was chief executive when the company went down last month, is appearing before the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee today.
The best places to visit during off-peak season, from Iceland to Japan
on October 15, 2019 at 11:40 am
Travel often means us all rushing to the same hot spots at the same time. Booking off season is the solution. Here's an indispensable guide to bargain breaks around the world.
British Isles' best restaurants revealed in AA guide, including a restaurant run by Tom Kerridge
on October 15, 2019 at 11:15 am
The 27th edition of the AA Restaurant Guide features 2,000 establishments, all chosen for their 'culinary excellence'. Here we present a mouthwatering selection from the tome.
The joys of Devon's South West Coast Path and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's eatery in Axminster
on October 15, 2019 at 7:35 am
Kate Johnson and her mother took to Devon's South West Coast Path for a relaxing walking holiday. A highlight was a visit to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's restaurant in Axminster.
Carnegie study finds algal blooms have become more intense and climate change is to blame
on October 14, 2019 at 7:46 pm
A survey has revealed algal blooms have become more frequent and intense over the last 30 years. Experts looked at 71 lakes and found the least warming are the only ones that have improved.
The best e-bike trips throughout Europe
on October 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm
Holiday Hero Neil Simpson has listed the top e-bike trips throughout Europe. Electric bikes mean you needn't be super fit to hit those hills and do the miles.