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Exhilarating Asia ~ Extreme Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

By Dian Hasan | September 5, 2009

Asia offers a plethora of travel experience choices. The most challenging question choosing what type of experience you are seeking. From FIT, MICE, Medical, Business Travel, Sports, Showbiz, Shopping, Gourmet, Cultural, Wellness, to the micro-niches of Adventure-, Eco-, Humanitarian– and even VolunTourism, where you’ll find diving, surfing, birdwatching, and mountain cyclists, among the many subdivisions.

Which takes us back to Adventure Travel, that part of travel that exudes exploration, expedition, exhilaration… and excitement galore. Laced with adrenaline, enjoying the dwindling Asian landscapes that are changing fast… from pristine to precariously threatened. So let’s look at Thailand’s stunning Phang Nga Bay, near Phuket, and how to enjoy it via the unique adventure of Extreme Kayaking (as originally appeared in Playak).

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Sleek & Chic ~ Vijitt Resort, Phuket, Thailand

By Dian Hasan | May 13, 2009

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It seems that newer is not only better, but it also raises the hip quotient! Such is the latest hotel scene in Thailand. Gone are the days when large-scale hotel development would plant yet another concrete high rise with little personality, of the international chain genre. Today, everyone is opting for “small is beautiful”. Translated into boutique properties at a human scale offering personalized service, all wrapped in an exquisitely designed resort that is in touch with the nature’s precarious resources. Hence more eco-conscious. The new Vijitt Resort in Phuket best exemplifies this new approach. Continue reading

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