Exploring 7 Cultural Points in Sri Lanka

Seven cultural suggestion while visiting Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is very much on the rise as a destination, and rightfully so. For over thirty years the country was suffering a civil war, but since that has ended, it has quickly proven a popular spot for visitors with a rich and diverse cultural history as well as offering great value as a destination. …

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Discovering Jimmy’s School in Siem Reap

Discovering Jimmy's School in Siem Reap

Visiting Angkor Watt is surely close to the top of many traveller itineraries when in South East Asia, the majority of which will be staying in the town of Siem Reap. It was while spending a few weeks in Cambodia that I discovered a small project that aims to improve lives through education. Welcome to …

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Amazing guide to Hanoi – from tourist to local

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and guide to visiting Vietnam

This is possibly the only guide to Hanoi you will need. It lists the major attractions as well as some that are a little more off the beaten path. It also has a very good tip about beer corner (my favourite spot in Hanoi, clues in the name). It’s from Brazilian travelling duo Nat & …

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Magical Trinidad and Tobabgo

What to do in Trinidad and Tobago

If you are thinking about visiting the Caribbean and in particular Trinidad and Tobago, I highly recommend checking this post out, especially if you’re a fan of beaches, waterfalls, temples and lakes that look like they belong on the moon! The post comes from Paulina and her travel blog Paulina on the Road. It starts …

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Luang Prabang – the Jewel of Indochina

The wonderful Laos city of Luang Prabang

I only have happy memories of Luang Prabang. As the main place of arrival for many travellers taking the slow boat between Laos and Thailand, it is a place that many will bump into a familiar face. It’s funny that as you travel you seem to often bump into people you met somewhere else, grab a drink, …

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8 Mysteries of Jagannath Temple, Puri

Mysteries of the Jagannath Temple and Rath Yatra

 Overview: I wasn’t familiar with the Jagannath Temple before reading this post, now I am, and I’m fascinated by it.  It comes from Voyager, a top travel blog from Indian travelling couple, Sandy and Vyjay. In it, they explore and share some interesting insights to pique your curiosity and learn more about this the historic monument. …

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Paung Daw Oo Pagoda Festival at Inle Lake, Myanmar

Celebrating Paung Daw Oo at Inle Lake

 Overview: Myanmar is a stunning country to visit. The people are wonderful, the destinations amazing (and still relatively untouched by mass tourism) and they love a celebration – such as Paung Daw Oo. This post comes from Tanya and Andy on their work and travel blog, Can Travel, Will Travel. They were recently in Myanmar …

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Visiting Dendera – Causing Chaos in Qena

Visiting the Temple of Hathor in Dendera

 Overview: There are days when you’re travelling when everything runs smoothly. There are other days where things are a bit more stressful. Our trip to Qena was one of the latter kind, where we caused chaos simply by turning up at the train station. I do, however, think that it was entirely worth it; this …

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The Bibi Ka Maqbara – A twin of the Taj

Visiting the Bibi ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Southern India

I was not aware that the Taj Mahal had a twin until I came across this blog post about the Bibi Ka Maqbara. Located in Aurangabad, Southern India, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was the real thing while scrolling through the images. How to get to the Taj’s twin This post comes from travelling couple Tania …

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Be aware: Siem Reap’s “Milk for the baby” scam

Milk Baby Scam Siem Reap

Siem Reap is wonderful, the people are fascinating; the nightlife has a great buzz and of course the place to stay while visiting the temples of Angkor Wat which are a short tuk-tuk (or long bike ride) away. But, while enjoying the nightlife I spotted a troubling scene unfold in front of me – something …

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