Thursday, Jul 31, 2014Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
Travel
 
If you are tired of the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees, where can you go when in France? Lyon would be a good choice. And if you are into good food, it is a must-go.
The buzz in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto is hard to resist but sometimes, packed trains, the fast pace of life and crowds can get a little much. Retreat, as I did in the midst of a holiday in Tokyo, and head to Ishikawa Prefecture, to a ryokan in Yamashiro Onsen.
PARIS (AFP) - Five Paris hotels on Monday launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful.
Going to Hong Kong and thinking of bringing some roast goose back to Singapore? Don't, because you would be violating Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) rules.
It began with a massive eruption at least 90,000 years ago at the nearby Mount Aso, Japan's largest active volcano.
At an empty beach on Australia's isolated north-west coast, I stepped into a large circle engraved in the rocks, not yet aware that I was inside the footprint of a dinosaur. 
It was almost like waiting for the new Pope to be chosen as we stood watching for the smoke. A cloud of white drifted from the faded green hut at the far end of the pasture, rising to meet the clouds above.
For the second straight year, travellers the world over have made their voices heard through TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards for Attractions to highlight what they think are the top parks and landmarks in the world.