HindustanTimes Wed,27 Aug 2014

Seoul: Of trains, palaces, towers and food

South Korea's hyper-efficient capital doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this mega-city offers much to tempt travelers. You can explore Korea's rich historic heritage, wander around temples, palaces, museum and savor the delights of its surprisingly varied cuisine.

Most Indians work even on vacation: Survey

Majority of Indians continue to tag along work on their vacations, says a recent survey that puts US and Australia on top of a list of countries where people find it hard to unplug.

15 things thou shalt not do in Delhi

Delhi-based comedian Papa CJ highlights the bad habits that Delhiites ought to shun. As we ­celebrate glorious 15 years of HT City and its bond with Dilli, it’s critical to look at what we need to stop doing. Here’re 15 things, for starters.

On a budget: 'Cheap' 5-star travel in Europe

Want to spend a few nights in a European luxury hotel? Your dreams may be more attainable than you think. To live like royalty without emptying your bank account, travelers may consider forgoing the well-known capitals and seeking out European destinations that are less overrun by tourists.

Some women seek sexual liberty on vacations: Study

For some female tourists, travel is like finding their lost sexual liberty and “feel like a man”, says a fascinating study. It adds they feel free from sexual double standards at home and are ready for no-strings-attached sexual encounters.

China fishes for growth with world's largest aquarium

A giant 63-metre blue whale shark statue towers over the world's largest aquarium, on a Chinese island being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.

Like adventure travel? How about swimming with sharks!

A close encounter with a shark is often considered the ultimate thrill for an adventure junkie. And, I was lucky enough to experience a cage dive of my own earlier this year.

Of Kismet Curry and Karma Cola

A food walk through Old Delhi with author Pamela Timms turns out to be a sumptuous experience. Manjula Narayan writes.

35% couples on vacation during I-Day weekend. Any plans?

35% of working couples in metro cities are heading to nearby tourist spots like Manali, Dharamsala, Shimla, Mathura, Rishikesh etc. during the upcoming Independence Day weekend, a survey revealed on Wednesday.

Asians most addicted to gadgets on holiday; Thais on top

Asian tourists dominate a new list ranking the countries that are most addicted to their smartphones and tablets on holiday, with Thai, Korean and Japanese respondents expressing the highest amounts of separation anxiety at the prospect of traveling unplugged.

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