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Top 5 Things to See in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

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Frayed by the poor reputation of its political landscape, many detracted globetrotters overlook the satiable value of the Burmese physical landscape. As a former British colony, the country is studded with fine, though aged, colonial architecture, and is also sprawling with religious tradition and a natural charm all of its own.

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February 2, 2012 by | Comments Off on Top 5 Things to See in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

[VIDEO] Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

Step away from the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City and step back in time to one of the most poignant times in Vietnam‘s history. This half-day trip takes you to the heart of Cu Chi – the core of Vietnamese guerrilla warfare during the Vietnam War.

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January 31, 2012 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam

Cultural Wonders of Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Founded more than 700 years ago, Thailand’s northern capital of Chiang Mai grew through history in relative isolation before a railway system was built in the 1920s. These days, Chiang Mai is a hop and skip, either through its international airport or far cheaper bus alternatives. However, before the innovation of modernized transportation, the grueling […]

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January 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] Private Tour: Old and New Delhi in a Day

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Getting to know India‘s capital city can feel difficult at first, but a private tour of Old and New Delhi will give you both the personal attention of having your own guide, and also the freedom to see the city at your own pace.

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January 20, 2012 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Private Tour: Old and New Delhi in a Day

5 Places to Travel in Winter

Just because most of America is in a deep freeze (or at least not shorts weather), doesn’t mean the rest of the world is experiencing the same. Thankfully, there are plenty of places enjoying summer whilst we pack on the layers and bundle up to face winter’s wrath. During the Northern Hemisphere’s winter, many other […]

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January 10, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top Things to Do in Kyoto: A 5-Day Itinerary

Kyoto offers a glimpse into the past of Japan, a city of rich tradition and cultural importance. It’s been said that you must dig to find the historical side of Kyoto, with its layers of the past nestled here and there among bustling city streets and tall modern buildings. But for me, it felt like […]

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January 2, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Top 5 Attractions in Ipoh, Malaysia

A look inside the Gua Tempurung caves near Ipoh - photo courtesy of Calvin Teo via Wikimedia Commons

A small delight of a city just 125 miles (200 km) north of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh is a relatively young city that has seen a wealth of movement since its inception in the 19th century. It found prosperity through a booming mining industry brought on by British colonization, and though things […]

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November 28, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 5 Attractions in Ipoh, Malaysia

The 5 Taoist Great Mountains of China

The view from one of Huà Shān's five peaks - photo courtesy of chensiyuan via Wikimedia Commons

Part of imperial China‘s “nine great mountains” from Taoism and Buddhism, the five sacred mountains of Taoist China are not only symbols of a natural wholeness, serving as major pilgrimage destinations for the natives, but is also amongst some of the loveliest natural landmarks in the country.

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November 18, 2011 by | Comments Off on The 5 Taoist Great Mountains of China

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar - photo courtesy of Vidor via Wikimedia Commons

As the largest and most heavily populated city in Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar is a logical place for many visitors to start their exploration of this beautiful country. Though the city itself can hardly be recognized for having a particularly clean environment, the pulsating hub of Mongolian commerce is home to both modern ways of life and […]

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November 11, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 5 Things to See and Do in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Top 12 Festivals around the World

Masked participants at the Carnevale celebrations in Venice

Need some help with your travel itinerary? Why not take inspiration from the world’s rich smorgasbord of festivals, and plan your next vacation around the dates and locations of some of the planet’s most exciting events. To get you started, here’s our top 12 far-flung festivities, one for every month of the year…

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November 3, 2011 by | 1 Comment