Monday, September 29, 2008

Travel Magazines

Lately, I've been crazy about travel magazines. I needed a respite from the usual novels that I read so I figured what better way but to daydream while reading these magazines. I can be a serious daydreamer, mind you. Sometimes, I would check out all the rates for a specific destination on all the airline websites or even check out the best hotel deals for hours on end.

If only I had the choice, I would love to be a travel correspondent, just like those guys on the Discovery Channel. I mean traveling on the job doesn't really sound like work to me. Until that happens, I don't think I can ever honestly, sincerely say the phrase "I love my job". Oh well...

"Escape" is a local singaporean magazine that just came out with their inaugural issue. On the other hand, "Lifestyle + Travel" is a Thai magazine that I found at Times bookstore. Actually, its very clever of them to have come up with their own travel mag. A perfect way to generate even more interest in their tourist spots. One thing I admire about Thailand is that they really spend fortunes on advertising and marketing for their country (which reminds me of the sad fact on why the Philippines hasn't done the same).

Their latest issue reveals the 3 cities of the new rich - Moscow, Abu Dhabi & Shanghai. As it says in the article, Moscow is home to more billionaires than anywhere else on Earth, Abu Dhabi has one of the highest per capita incomes of any city, and Shanghai is experiencing the greatest explosion of construction on the planet.

Out of these 3 cities, Moscow is the most enticing to me. To be honest, I don't really know much about Moscow, or even Russia as a whole. In my naive mind, I still remember them as the communist country - which is why it seems very intriguing for Moscow to be included in the list.

Hmmm, I'm really planning to reward myself next year and go on a non-asian trip. Maybe around April, any suggestions?? :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Maggie here..
Let's GO travel Europe or UK?
let's do it late March so we can process our tourist visa and all .. hehehe
I plan to go there b next year as my birtday gift to myself hehehe ;)

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