The Art of Massage

To me, massage is an art, an ancient skill in human health and well-being. Therefore, if massage is an art, a therapist must be an artist; an accomplished practitioner of an age-old vocation first pioneered in China, Egypt and India many millennia ago.

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Upping The Brunch Ante

For thousands of Bangkokians, weekends in the city have become synonymous for long, lazy brunches with friends and family at one of the countless hotels and restaurants offering such gastronomic journeys. Of course, after you’ve sampled your first foie gras, after you’ve devoured your second giant fresh water tiger prawn or after you’ve sampled yet another glass of bubbly, there’s little else that would pique your interest, right? Wrong. The Dusit Thani has just upped the weekend brunch ante to a whole new level.

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Nowhere’s The Place To Go

When you are looking for a restaurant that offers something a little different – special even – then you need look no further than Nowhere, the latest eatery to open its doors on Ekamai Road. The casual rooftop restaurant brings to the table the best of European and Asian dishes in a Eurasian menu that’s simply bursting with tasty treats and crafty cocktails.

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Street Art Or Just Graffiti?

 

Over the years while on my travels around the world, I have always been amazed at the depth and quality of street art. Sure, this kind of ‘graffiti’ or ‘illegal’ art has been with us since mankind first began writing. Take a trip around any ancient monument and you’re sure to find some kind of graffiti that was carved into the stones shortly after being laid by stonemasons. However, these days street art has become more colourful, more interesting, and a lot more thought provoking.

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Escape To Gunma

 

Just a few hours by train from Tokyo lays the stunning prefecture of Gunma, a haven for those seeking the healing powers of traditional hot springs or simply wanting to experience authentic Japanese cuisine from the Edo period. In the summertime, Gunma is perfect for trekking and picnics, while in the autumn months entire valleys explode in a kaleidoscope of colours as millions of trees prepare for the onset of cold weather. As the winter snows arrive, this mountainous region is turned into a winter wonderland, a splendid vision indeed, which makes Gunma a year-round destination.

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