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After countless hours spent scouring Kayak, TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, and Triposo you have succeeded in narrowing down the options for your next trip… but before finalizing everything there’s one more site you might want to start checking. Whether you’re thinking of visiting Barcelona, Binh Dinh, or Boston, Travel...

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Each country, and often each region within that country, has its own alcoholic beverage specific to them. What follows is by no means a comprehensive guide to every and all alcohol that is unique to Japan. Rather, it is intended as a snapshot of what’s common (and, thankfully, readily...

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corregidor-gun

Makes no difference whether it’s your first time or your 21st. Those stepping off the plane in Manila often do so with visions of “oh the traveling” they will do, only to be wooed by the neon lights each night. Waking the next day with a hangover was not...

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tlg9

With reports on pollution and traffic jams making headline after headline, we here at knowmadic news thought a glimpse at a part of China far removed from these horrors might be a welcome reprieve. Spectacularly vertical—and equally beautiful—Tiger Leaping Gorge (TLG) is in the northern region of China’s Yunnan...

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Press Freedom in Asia

The 2015 World Press Freedom Index has been released, and it lays bare that Asia has a lot more work to do. But she also happens to be trending right along with some good company—sliding down a slippery slope with some of the world’s “beacons of freedom.” The French...

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Expat2014

HSBC’s 2014 Expat Explorer Survey was released last month, and the results reveal that Asia remains the top destination for expatriates. Six of the top 10 locales are in the Asia region, with Singapore and China coming in at #2 and #3, respectively. Switzerland averaged the top spot in...

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