Travel blog - Asia

One of the amazing snow sculptures at Yuki Matsuri

What it's Like Spending Winter in Hokkaido

I ended up living in Hokkaido by happy accident. I didn’t have much of an idea about what I’d do with myself after I finished university, but I did know one thing: I was going to Japan. I’d been fasci...
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Nasi lemak

5 of the Best Malaysian Food Spots

In the Southeast Asian food stakes, Malaysian cuisine often gets lost in the popularity of Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese dishes. However, it deserves its place alongside those familiar plates, not leas...
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Release baby turtles in Bali

5 Things to Do in Bali That Aren't Surfing

Indonesia’s most famous island might be a mecca for the surfing community, but there’s far more to Bali than its predictable swells and picture-perfect beaches. Here are some of the other things you c...
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Borobudur, Java, Indonesia

5 Indonesian Islands You Should Visit That Aren't Bali

Bali might be the place on every traveller's lips, but who wants to always follow the crowds? Especially when some of Indonesia’s other islands have so much to offer. Sumatra: for orangu...
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Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Bangkok

How to Spend 48 Hours in Bangkok

Busy and chaotic at times, Bangkok has been in the top three most visited cities in the world for most of the last decade. With lavish temples, busy street markets and contrasts in every corner, you d...
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Cherry blossom in Japan

Why Japan Offers the Perfect Cruising Holiday

Caroline Gladstone experienced the endless diversity of Japan on a circular, springtime cruise around the coast of Honshu. Here, we catch up with her about her trip… I’m aboard the Shinkansen...
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Elephant at Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka

An Expert’s Guide to Sri Lanka

“Three elements come together to make Sri Lanka particularly wonderful: friendly people, the glorious green landscape and how easy it is to experience everything” Tom Grapes has been in the travel ind...
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Leopard in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

How to Holiday in Sri Lanka

With its sights and sounds, scents and flavours, Sri Lanka will awaken your mind, body and soul, writes Joanna Booth... The table is crammed with bottles of oil and fat bunches of herbs. In t...
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Sun bear in Borneo (image: Hazel Plush)

8 Wild Adventures to Have in Sabah, Borneo

Love fly-and-flop holidays? Look away now. Because while Sabah’s beaches are admittedly lovely, it would be criminal to languish on a sunlounger when its epic adventures await... For this is a land of...
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Lauren Burvill at Railay Beach in Krabi

Things to Do in Krabi

Seen as the more laid-back alternative to the popular Phuket, Krabi is a province located on the west coast of southern Thailand. The region is beloved for its spectacular landscape of sheer limestone...
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Ramen, Tokyo, Japan

The Best Foods to Try in Japan

During our short stay in Tokyo, we had quickly come to realise that you can never eat too much of anything in this busy city. Where there is food, we had to try it! And with the Japanese city's m...
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Feeding at elephant at Elephant Hills

A Two-Week Thailand Itinerary for First Timers

After multiple holidays to Australia, the USA, and across Europe, my partner and I were left with the conundrum of taking a two-week holiday to somewhere that would be easy on our wallets. Thailand, o...
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