It was just after sunrise in the Simien Mountains, a collection of peaks in northern Ethiopia, when I heard rustling coming from a thicket of tall grass.
In Iceland, I've learnt that there is a sort of willingness to embrace any sort of surprise the earth throws your way. A Norwegian saying goes, there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.
When I made my first trip to China a decade ago, I arrived in the capital thinking I would have a rough idea what the place would be like.
SINGAPORE- Travel booking site AsiaRooms.com has ceased operations. Visitors to the site are redirected to LateRooms.com.au.
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network) - South Korea's Gangnam-gu Office in the affluent southern district of Seoul will further revamp the streets of Cheongdam-dong to recreate them as streets of hallyu, or the Korean Wave, as part of efforts to attract foreign tourists.
With a name like Hotel Football - co-owned by five former Manchester United players - one would have expected the place to be a branch of the Old Trafford temple full of cheesy references to the Red Devils.
Who: Kennie Ting, 36, director of policy and development at the National Heritage Board. He is also an author and his new book, The Romance Of The Grand Tour - 100 Years Of Travel In Southeast Asia, is available at all major bookstores from this month.
Utilitarian furnishings, no-frills beds, the roar of planes - these are some common perceptions of airport hotels.