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  • Nepal yoga retreats: the best places for some R&R

    Nepal yoga retreats: the best places for some R&R

    December 10th, 2018Kirsten Powley
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    Nepal and yoga seem to go hand in hand: with yoga’s beginnings linked to Hinduism and over 80% of Nepalese identifying as Hindu, it’s only natural that Nepal yoga retreats have become extremely popular. And that’s without mentioning the stunning mountain scenery that immediately helps visitors feel detached from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Whether... Read more »

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  • Life in the slow lane: a Mekong River cruise from Thailand to Laos

    Life in the slow lane: a Mekong River cruise from Thailand to Laos

    December 6th, 2018Heidi Fuller-Love
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    Kids leap off the river bank in front of the superbly carved prow of our longboat, Nagi of the Mekong, which will take two long and lazy days to travel the watery 500km separating Chiang Khong in Thailand from Luang Prabang in northern Laos on this Mekong River cruise. The mythical river originates high in... Read more »

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  • Hong Kong hotspots: a local’s guide

    Hong Kong hotspots: a local’s guide

    December 4th, 2018Aimee White
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    An eclectic mix of Chinese, Portuguese and British heritage, Hong Kong has a unique and proudly fierce identity. With its hi-tech infrastructure, buzzing nightlife and marvellous wildlife, there’s something for everyone in this small and mighty region. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or well-seasoned traveller, we’ve got the low down on what to do in... Read more »

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  • Christmas in South Korea: Grandpa Santa and Ice Skating

    Christmas in South Korea: Grandpa Santa and Ice Skating

    December 3rd, 2018Jessica Cropper
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    Korean Christmas – not two words you’d normally put together? Well, perhaps you should. Spending Christmas in South Korea might not be in your festive plans, but we argue that it should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Why? Temperatures take a nose-dive, transforming much of the country into a winter wonderland, and there are festivals... Read more »

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  • 7 Brilliant things to do in Vietnam

    7 Brilliant things to do in Vietnam

    November 27th, 2018Kirsten Powley
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    If there’s one thing to be said for Vietnam, it’s that the country really has everything. Stunning and diverse across cities, villages, mountains, rivers and beaches, it’s all wrapped up in a package for you to explore. But the appeal goes deeper than that; it’s the experiences you can enjoy that really make Vietnam unique. Young... Read more »

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  • 11 things to see in China beyond the Great Wall

    11 things to see in China beyond the Great Wall

    November 21st, 2018Aimee White
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    From narrow hutongs to wide-flowing rivers, China is a land of opposites, superlatives and fascination. There will always be plenty to see and do here, and the likes of the Great Wall, Forbidden City, the Bund, Zhangjiajie and Terracotta Army usually take the limelight. In need of more eclectic inspiration? Look no further – here are... Read more »

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  • Culture in Taiwan: the southern cities making waves

    Culture in Taiwan: the southern cities making waves

    November 14th, 2018Hilton Yip
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    The southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung might just host one of the art world’s newest wonders: the brand-new £260m Weiwuying or National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. The world’s largest performing art centre, it opened its doors on October 13, 2018. Designed to resemble the sweeping canopy of local banyan trees, the Weiwuying features four... Read more »

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  • Nepal souvenirs: what to bring back from the Himalayas

    Nepal souvenirs: what to bring back from the Himalayas

    November 13th, 2018Iseult Larkin
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    Nepal ranks high on most adventurers’ bucket lists, and with good reason. Home to the magnificent Himalayas, Nepal reigns supreme when it comes to landscapes. Its world-famous trekking routes and national parks teem with vastly underrated wildlife. In its bustling market cities, cultures collide and living divinities hold court over ancient spiritualism. If you’re lucky enough... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful places in India

    The most beautiful places in India

    November 8th, 2018Jenny Cahill-Jones
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  • 7 Unmissable things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

    7 Unmissable things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

    November 7th, 2018Iseult Larkin
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    Irrepressible Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling hub of Vietnam’s south. You’ll often hear locals refer to it as Saigon, the name it went by when it served as the capital of French Cochinchina. When South Vietnam became an independent republic in 1955, Saigon retained its status. It was renamed Ho Chi Minh City once... Read more »

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  • 9 Reasons to visit Sri Lanka’s east coast

    9 Reasons to visit Sri Lanka’s east coast

    November 6th, 2018Tamara Hinson
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    Sri Lanka is emerging as one of the world’s coolest destinations, with growing numbers flocking to hotspots like the southern port town of Galle, and the tea plantation-covered hills of Kandy. Our advice? Avoid the crowds and head for Sri Lanka’s east coast – before the rest of the world does the same. (…continued below) 1.... Read more »

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  • Where to surf in Sri Lanka

    Where to surf in Sri Lanka

    November 1st, 2018Kirsten Powley
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    Sri Lanka is the destination on everyone’s radar, with its jaw-dropping landscapes, stunning architecture and exotic wildlife – everything from jaguars to elephants. But there’s another reason to visit this unassuming island off the south coast of India, when the expansive beaches and blue waves can be appreciated at their fullest: surfing. Whether you’re trying the sport for... Read more »

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