About Holly

Holly is the Imagine Asia guru. Her favourite country is the Philippines and her dream destination is Belize (or Japan).
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One week in Asia…is it possible?

We’re often asked if one week is enough time for a city/beach holiday combo in Asia. Usually, with the long flights and time differences we would say no…longer is better, BUT there is an exception – Malaysia! With direct flights with British Airways and Malaysia Airlines, you can fly overnight from Heathrow and be in more »

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5 Reasons To Explore Southeast Asia

Whether you fancy exploring underwater wrecks, relaxing on a deserted beach or immersing yourself among rich culture and heritage then Southeast Asia will satisfy your every desire. Our Asia specialist Holly gives her top 5 reasons to visit this beautiful and diverse part of the world… 1. The People As children greet you with beaming smiles more »

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Holly’s highlights of Sri Lanka and the Maldives

My first stop in Sri Lanka was staying at an amazing property called Rosyth Estate in Tea Country.  This boutique property offered a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of rural Sri Lanka. During my stay I had complete peace and relaxation, incredible food by amazing chefs and impeccable service. It felt like a home away more »

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Why visiting the Angkor temples should definitely be on your bucket list!

Put simply, the Angkor temples should be on everyone’s bucket lists! Millions of tourists flock to the Angkor temples every year and spend hours/days exploring them. The site is considered one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world. So what are the Angkor temples? And why are we this certain that they should it more »

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Top 4 islands in Indonesia

 Holly, Asia specialist “With over 17,000 islands to choose from in Indonesia, both big and small, choosing which ones to prioritise to go to is difficult. I’ve made it a little easier for you. Having been to a fair few handfuls of the islands, I have a good grasp on which ones I think are more »

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Java; Orangutans, temples and volcanoes!

Every trip to Asia for me, should always start with a whirlwind visit to a chaotic and colourful city, so 24 hours in Jakarta was perfect! Adjusting to the heat, time difference and hectic Asian driving was followed by jumping in a taxi for a mystery tour of this sprawling and quirky city! The Muslim more »

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