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Christmas lights around the world: A festive quiz!

December 13, 2012

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Christmas lights Los Angeles

Lights, camera and plenty of festive Christmas lights action… Take a look at the seasonal Christmas lights phenomenon with a globe-trotting flavour, in our name the country/city Christmas light-spotting challenge! Putting up the lights unites cities round the world at this time of year, from the addition of tastefully-twinkling icicle lights to more ostentatious displays. The practice of covering an [...]

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Places to Visit in Vietnam: Natural Wonders

October 1, 2012

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Ha Long Bay

Ok I have to admit that when I think of Vietnam, the first thing I think of is the war. However, I believe this is not my fault, but in fact the fault of Hollywood for conditioning me to associate Vietnam with that conflict (I can’t hold a grudge though, there were some awesome movies: [...]

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Madness + Mayhem = Mongol Rally

August 13, 2012

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Car in Mongol Rally

As another year of the Mongol Rally draws to an end, another field of eccentric travellers will have (hopefully) made it in one piece to Ulan Bator in Mongolia. This manic 10,000 mile trek to the Mongolian capital was first created in 2004 and has grown in notoriety every year since – but what’s it [...]

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Simon Reeve Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka to Bangladesh

May 28, 2012

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It’s Monday, so you know what that means! Another update on Simon Reeve’s travels around the gorgeous Indian Ocean. He starts this leg of his journey in the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’: Sri Lanka, where he learns about how huge Chinese investments are changing the physical and economic landscape of the country. While the [...]

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Planning for your visit to Malaysia in 2012

May 3, 2012

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Malaysia is described as a ‘megadiverse’ country with it’s bounty of biodiversity, stunning landscapes and beautiful sea life. If you are planning to visit Malaysia in 2012 then this blog post is a great place to start… Where is it? Malaysia is made up of 13 united states that are spread across the Peninsular of [...]

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Take a holiday in Cambodia – and fire a rocket launcher…

April 17, 2012

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Sihanoukville beach

I was talking to my sister’s fiancé recently about holidays past and present, when he suggested if I wanted to go somewhere different, his boss went to Cambodia and loved it. Cambodia, as a holiday destination!? For some reason I envisaged Cambodia to be one massive rainforest covered in mist. Not sure where I got [...]

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The world’s most romantic holiday destinations

April 17, 2012

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You’ve just tied the knot the man or woman of your dreams, the bouquet has been tossed to the to the eagerly awaiting scrum of singletons, and now you’re off to one of the most romantic places in the world with the most important person in your life. Setting the right foot forward when you [...]

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The world’s most unusual restaurants

April 4, 2012

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Sometimes eating out can get a bit boring, the same old boring tables and chairs, human waiters. How dull. If you’re looking for something a little more interesting, maybe you should try one of these: Hospitalis, Riga, Latvia You could be forgiven for heading here if you were unwell, but you’ll find that you’ve stumbled [...]

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Preparing for a trip to Singapore

February 8, 2012

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There are a lot of great reasons to visit Singapore, however it is important to be properly informed and prepared before you go. There are, in particular, certain health and legal issues that it is important to be wary of.  Merlin Harries has some advice you should bear in mind. Legal Issues UK citizens are [...]

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Is North Korea a Holiday Destination Now?

December 27, 2011

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North Korea

Kim Jong-Il, North Korea’s premier has passed-away leading to national grieving of his followers and worries in the international community about what North Korea’s next move may be. We thought that it would be interesting to have a look at a country that rarely allows access to outsiders as a possible travel destination should the [...]

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