MUCH LIKE THE NORTHERLY capital of Seoul, Korea’s second city, Busan, doesn’t truly come alive until after dark. When the sun goes down and the Diamond Bridge across Busan Harbour lights up, Busaners start their evenings with soju (Korean alcohol) and barbecue and often end at the noraebang (karaoke room), belting out K-Pop ballads until the wee hours of the morning.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
At once salty and sweet, seedy and sublime, Bangkok’s contrasts pair together like the flavors in a traditional pad thai. Locked-in-time temples share the streets with ultramodern megamalls; long-tailed boats glide past gridlock on the network of canals; and Michelin-starred chefs serve up gourmet cuisine overlooking stalls of cheap, delicious street food.