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A boat grounded by the 2004 tsunami sits 2K inland from the Thailand coast.
Bike trek Discovery reveals signs of tragedy and hope
By BJ Oudman Photography by BJ Oudman and Tourism Authority of Thailand, painting by Jakrapong Thongsongsom
The brightness of the white canvas caught my eye as I wheeled around the corner on my bike, trying to keep up with our cycling leader, Pit, as we toured through the narrow roads of the tiny village of Bang Nai Si on Thailandâ€™s west coast.
TAIPEI 101 held the record for the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010.
Asian Economic Powerhouse Making its Mark on Fitness World
By Chris Welner, Photography by Chris Welner and Kenji Sugata
Itâ€™s Friday after school and the gym at Hong Doa Junior High in Taipei is filled with students in yellow and blue gym strip, skipping ropes in a ballet of precision and aerobic endurance. They have been waiting for a guest from Canada to demonstrate a routine they will perform at the upcoming city championship.
By Louise Hodgson-Jones Photography by Bob Young, Destination B.C. and Tourism Squamish
The New York Times named Squamish as one of the top 52 Places to Go in 2015. Indeed, this once small railway and logging town has come a long way. The self-styled Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada â€“ just an hour from Vancouver â€“ offers an abundance of activities for adventure junkies everywhere, as IMPACT got to discover on a recent promotional weekend hosted by Chevrolet.
BY IAN MacNAIRN PHOTOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY BY IAN MacNAIRN, GEORGE KOROUNIS, SIMON DONATO AND JIM MANDELLI
They call the Tsingy de Bemaraha forest the land where one cannot walk barefoot, a landscape of limestone spires and dry tropical forest in western Madagascar. Bekopaka, in the south, is a tourist hub. The northern portion of the forest remains wholly untamed and unexplored â€” a wild mystery on the map.
IcebugX will have you running wild amid Sweden's awesomeness
BY PETE ESTABROOKS PHOTOGRAPHY BY JONAS JORNEBERG
A flight attendant strolling beside me puts her hand on my forearm and says, "Welcome to Sweden, good luck. Have a blessed run." It pulls me out of my reverie. Blessed run? How friendly are you? How do you remember a comment I made hours ago on our flight from Canada? Who made up such awesome words of encouragement? Turns out the KLM attendant nailed it, except the IcebugX is no ordinary run.
There are two ways to do Kona. Uber Kona is qualifying for the Ironman World Championships, torpedoing through the swim, crushing the bike and running home in under nine hours. You savour your achievements with fresh mahi mahi then retire to pamper yourself at the $1,500 a night Four Seasons at Hualalai, cooling off in your suiteâ€™s outdoor shower crafted from lava rock. Sweet.