Travel blog - Asia

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A Guide to the Islands of the Philippines

With 7,000 tropical islands nestled in crystal-blue seas, an endless variety of food, music and activities, and a rich culture throughout, it isn't hard to imagine the Philippines as paradise. It...
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What to Expect from a Trip to Borneo

You might have heard of Borneo, but you won't really discover its wonders until you experience them first hand, writes Lucy Tolley... Kuching (image: Lucy Tolley)   This giant rugged is...
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10 of the Most Vegan-Friendly Places in Asia

For vegans travelling around Asia the food opportunities are deliciously limitless – think veggie pad Thai, ginger garlic noodles and tofu soup. However, you’re also likely to run into hidden nasties ...
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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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Thailand: Into the Jungle with Elephants

It’s Friday night in Thailand. In Bangkok the streets are filled with music as tourists and locals swarm the colourful night markets. In Phuket it’s equally bustling with travellers eagerly enjoying c...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Stopover in Singapore

Small but perfectly formed, Singapore is the ultimate melting pot, blending cuisines, architecture and art in astonishing style. Stay for a day or longer. You won’t regret it, says Lee Cobaj... ...
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Bia Hoi: A Guide to Vietnam's Beer Scene

When it comes to beer and travelling, Vietnam is the perfect pub crawl destination. With a glass costing just 30p and each establishment flaunting its own distinct brew, Bia Hoi is something that shou...
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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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Things to Do in Phuket

White sandy beaches? Check. Impossibly blue seas? Check. Just an hour away from one of the most iconic islands in the world? Check. Welcome to Phuket. Also known as the Pearl of the Andaman, Thailand’...
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How to Go Big in Bangkok

Bangkok. From colonial architecture to rooftop bars and foodie delights, this Southeast Asia stopover destination – with its head-whirling mix of old and new – has it all, says Dave Stamboulis... ...
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Singapore Sling: A Stopover Guide to Singapore

Vibrant street life, stunning green spaces, spectacular architecture. And don’t even get us started on the food... With surprises at every turn, a stopover in Singapore is oh so much more than a one-n...
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A City Guide to Hanoi

Before you leap into your Vietnamese odyssey, spend time in colourful Hanoi, a 24-hour city with a historic heart... Rise and shine Despite the lively hustle, Hanoi has a green and peaceful heart. Hoa...
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