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Ideas for a spring trip to the Far East

Plus: winter warmth in America; a Spanish football break; and a disastrous flight to Portugal

Pa Cien Pagoda in Nantou, TaiwanGETTY IMAGES

A Our son is working at a university in Okinawa, Japan. We would like to visit him for a few days in the spring, then travel on to somewhere else (preferably warm and sunny) for a few days. We have already visited the main tourist destinations in Japan so wondered whether it was possible to fly on from Naha airport without having to go via Tokyo. Budget is not really an issue.
Pam Brock, via email

A It’s a short ferry ride from Okinawa to Iriomote, the largest of the 19 subtropical Yaeyama Islands. Most of it is covered by dense jungle and mangrove forests, but it also has some stunning, empty beaches. It is quiet and unspoilt — there’s one main road, which goes only part-way…

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