Los Angeles Times

Destination: Asia

  • Wealth of dishes for a pittance

    Wealth of dishes for a pittance

    In the south Indian city of Chennai, feast like the locals on inexpensive but sublime meals of rice, vegetables, lentils, coconut and spices.

  • Delhi, on the Nigel express

    The British expatriate, who has lived in India for nearly six decades, leads tours of the capital. He takes two Americans to places they might not see on their own.

  • Tokyo, for the very first time

    Tokyo, for the very first time

    I woke with a start about 5 a.m., my elbow knocking against a plastic wall as I turned over. Why, I wondered, was I sleeping in an MRI machine? I wasn't. I was in Capsule 2052, a lower, at Capsule Hotel Fontaine Akasaka in the western part of Tokyo. I had checked in the night before, eager — or...

  • An enduring monument to the power of love

    An enduring monument to the power of love

    India's Taj Mahal, built by a grieving emperor to honor his wife, marks its 350th birthday. From it, a writer drew inspiration for a book.

  • In Seoul, club-hop till it hurts

    For a reasonable price, revelers can rock the night away at 10 bars during Club Day in the Asian capital.

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