Travel blog - Asia

5 Places to See Orangutans in the Wild

Orangutans may be the largest tree-dwelling primates on the planet, but it’s not their size alone that makes them impressive. It’s a combination of this and their recognisably human characteristics, t...
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8 of the Best Railway Journeys in the World

From chugging past the alpine peaks of Canada's Rocky Mountains or slicing through Australia's scorched Red Centre, railways can provide brilliant (and comfortable) portals to some of the wo...
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The Laguna Resort, Bali

The Best Hotels in Bali

Bali has been top of my travel wish-list for as long as I can remember – those rolling emerald hills, the white-sand beaches, the spectacular surfing; not to mention the delicious Indonesian cuisine. ...
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Tegallalang, Bali

What it’s Like to Trek Through Bali’s Rice Paddy Fields

On my recent trip to Indonesia, I had three things I desperately wanted to tick off my travel wish list – spotting the Komodo dragons, tasting the delicious cuisine (Nasi Goreng now firmly established...
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Things to Know Before You Go to Japan

“I’ve always wanted to go to Japan” is a sentence I’ve been hearing repeatedly since I got back from my recent trip. It was my second visit to Japan in a few years, and yet I was still surprised and d...
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How to See Tigers in India

If you’ve managed to catch the recent Jungle Book movie, you’ve probably already fantasised about visiting the jungles of India and spying a tiger in the wild. Well, as someone who has actually experi...
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Insider Secrets: Life as a Tour Guide in Vietnam

It’s not every day that you get to attend a Vietnamese cooking class, hitch a ride on a sea plane above Ha Long Bay and take a luxury cruise down the Mekong Delta. Unless you work for Buffalo Tours th...
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Chef Vivian, Alila Seminyak, Bali

An Interview with the Chef de Cuisine at Alila Seminyak, Bali

Imagine cooking and eating for a living – especially at one of the most amazing resorts in Bali. Allow us to introduce Vivian Vitalis, the ...
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Tess the chef

Why You Should Take a Cooking Class in Bali

I love food. I mean, I really love it. Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I’m at my happiest when tucking into a delicious plate of lobster ravioli, a bowl of steaming ramen or fish so f...
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Tess on Padar Island, Komodo

Sailing Komodo Island in Indonesia

I’ll be honest – I didn’t know much about Komodo Island before I was told I’d be visiting it on a work trip to Indonesia. And while I was excited to see the feared Komodo dragons in the flesh, I was a...
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An Insider's Guide to Vietnam

Local knowledge is the key to unlocking the secrets of a place. That’s why we’ve partnered with Buffalo Tours for our Asia Journeys. Meet Tuong, your Vietnamese guide... Everyone should visit once Vie...
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Temples in Myanmar (Burma)

Why You Should Take a Back-Roads Tour in Asia

Imagine a holiday that combines the advantages of small-group tours with the one-of-a-kind experiences of independent travel. Ellie Fazan finds that a Flight Centre Escorted Journey in Asia offers the...
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