Where to tantalise your taste buds in Shanghai

Where to tantalise your taste buds in Shanghai

Take a tour through China’s culinary capital with these six restaurants. Breakfast on the block The Michelin Guide may have belatedly come to Shanghai last year, but this bustling, cosmopolitan city remains just as famous for its fantastic street food as its haute cuisine. Friendly, ­family-run food stalls and hole-in-the wall eateries dot every neighbourhood,

A beginner’s guide to sake

A beginner’s guide to sake

The city of Hida in Central Japan is one of the best places to discover the secrets of the country’s traditional beverage. For many Japanese, sake is something you drink on special occasions – at festivals, weddings, or at ceremonies at Shinto shrines. For Ryuhei Uenoda it’s something one drinks every day. “Just a little,

Spice up your life with a Chongqing hotpot

Spice up your life with a Chongqing hotpot

Hotpots are to Chongqing what Beijing duck is to the Chinese capital. In fact, for residents of southwest China’s largest metropolis, this spice-laden dish is more than a cornerstone of local cuisine – it’s a way of life. According to the Chongqing Hotpot Association, more than 50,000 hotpot eateries supply Chongqingers with their regular spicy

Experience Kerala’s animal magic

Experience Kerala’s animal magic

Wild elephants, giant squirrels, sambar deer, and monkeys are among the menagerie you can encounter when exploring the parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India’s southernmost state. There is a commotion on the road about 20 kilometres from the town of Munnar in the Indian state of Kerala. Cars are parked along a bend overlooking a

Your K-powder go-to guide in Gangwon-do

Your K-powder go-to guide in Gangwon-do

As South Korea gears up for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, Blue Wings takes a sneak peek at the local ski culture in Gangwon-do province. It might surprise travellers that South Korea, best loved for its vibrant food and buzzing metropolis, is emerging as one of the world’s most exciting destinations for skiers and snowboarders.