Vietnam’s ‘incense village’ blazes pink ahead of lunar new year

In Vietnam’s “incense village”, dozens are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday.

It is the most frantic time of year for workers in the cottage industry in Quang Phu Cau village on the outskirts of Hanoi, where families have been making incense for more than a century -- a great source of pride for many.

Vietnam’s ‘incense village’ blazes pink ahead of lunar new year
Vietnam’s ‘incense village’ blazes pink ahead of lunar new year

Vietnam’s ‘incense village’ blazes pink ahead of lunar new year

In Vietnam’s “incense village”, dozens are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday.

Sleep among dinosaurs in these Airbnbs around the world

Sleep among dinosaurs in these Airbnbs around the world

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Paragliding popularity soars as Hong Kongers seek urban release

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Credits roll for Moscow’s Soviet-era cinemas

Credits roll for Moscow’s Soviet-era cinemas

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The 10 trendiest millennial destinations of 2019

The 10 trendiest millennial destinations of 2019

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How to book the right cruise for you in 2019

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Tourists throng Egypt pyramids after bombing, but future clouded

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5 of the best hidden beaches in Eastern Cape

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New border crossing rules in place throughout Southern Africa

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Consider these new rules when travelling across borders this festive season.
Seven South Africans released from China

Seven South Africans released from China

They have completed their detention period and will be released and deported back to South Africa.
6 reasons to visit Durban for your next holiday

6 reasons to visit Durban for your next holiday

The coastal is increasingly becoming the travel destination of choice – and rightfully so.
Collins Letsoalo to sue Prasa for R20m for defamation

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Why losing the Africa Cup of Nations is a heavy blow for Cameroon

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Mauritius has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. However, its most precious feature is the people.
The guy’s guide to perfect packing

The guy’s guide to perfect packing

One of the most dangerous things you can do when packing for a holiday is leave it until the last minute.
South Africans beat global average of time spent on Pornhub

South Africans beat global average of time spent on Pornhub

This allowed the global porn-streaming site to gain some insight into the porn-viewing habits of locals.
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6 great gifts for business travellers

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The Pluggage range of smart suitcases by Delsey has fingerprint ID to lock and unlock, interior lighting and speakers, and USB chargers for your devices.
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Besides planning your holiday to try lessen exposure to certain allergens, packing your medication is also a must.
SA not a family-friendly travel destination thanks to Gigaba’s visa rules – Satsa

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National Geographic lists Zimbabwe in top 10 must-see destinations

National Geographic lists Zimbabwe in top 10 must-see destinations

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