Launch of Travel Begins at 40

Brand new travel website – www.travelbeginsat40.com – launched earlier this month (September 2017). The website, which unsurprisingly is focused at the 40 plus traveller, intends to specialise in travel articles and news stories from cultural tourism to homestays, adventure travel and eco-tourism.

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What Else Can We Do?

The earthquake that shook Nepal in April inspired a massive outbreak of support from around the globe. Six months on, many of the victims are still homeless and waiting for a “miracle.” Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. Photos by Nathan Horton. In the small village of Hattigauda, Dipkumari Shrestha, 51, stands amid a heap of […]

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Held Hostage on our Honeymoon

Over a thousand tourists were stranded on Easter Island in the build up to Christmas. Some never made it home in time. By Mark Bibby Jackson A look of resignation sits uneasily on the hundred or so passengers lined up outside Easter Island’s Latam Airline (LAN) office in the early hours of Monday December 21. […]

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The Surin: ASEAN Enigma

Each issue ASEAN Forum will deconstruct a example of classic ASEAN design. for this first issue we visit Pansea beach, Phuket, Thailand. By MARK BIBBY JACKSON THE ARCHITECT One of America’s most renowned architects, Seattle-born Ed Tuttle, apprenticed with San Francisco design studio Gump’s, before working with interior designers in Hong Kong and Greece. He spent […]

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Expect the Unexpected

AsiaLIFE Cambodia’s Publisher Mark Bibby Jackson ventures to the Gulf of Thailand to discover that Kamalaya Koh Samui’s de-stress package is not quite as he anticipated. I didn’t know what to expect. Images of Anthony Hopkins playing Dr Kellogg in The Road to Wellville merged bizarrely with Carry On Camping – only up-scale – when I […]

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