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Japan: Watch the rugby unfold

The countdown is well underway for the arrival of the rugby in Japan next year. It is time to look ahead to 2019 when one of the world’s most exciting sporting tournaments will unfold on Japanese shores. The tournament is still almost a year away, but securing match tickets ahead of time and booking accommodation early is vital more »

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Quirky Japan

The birthplace of manga, anime and karaoke, Japan has a number of quirky cultural exports that are now popular worldwide. Here are a few of the weird and wonderful crazes to hail from Japanese pop culture… 1. Manga and anime Manga are popular comics across Japan and are read by people of all ages, both male more »

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Top 5 for nature in Borneo

Borneo is renowned for its wildlife offering. Home of the orangutan, the pygmy elephant and numerous bird species, it is a haven for nature lovers. Asia specialist and wildlife aficionado, Ellis, talks us through the very best of Borneo’s natural world. Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre The centre is located about 25 kilometres west of Sandakan in the more »

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Oman: The destination with it all

We are delighted to have recently added Oman to our selection of tailor-made tours. Oman is the destination everyone is talking about, and with so much to offer; abundant culture, spectacular landscapes, fascinating cities and a stunning coastline, it is easy to see why. Middle East expert, Bjorn, tells us why now is the time more »

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Top 6 places to visit in Tokyo

Constantly changing and confronting normality, Tokyo is the world’s ultimate metropolis and will impress, confuse and amaze even the most seasoned of travellers. We would recommend having at least one full day with a guide to get you started. With no real centre, Tokyo is made up of distinct smaller districts that have real substance and more »

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On safari in India

Think of safari and our minds immediately wander to the African plains, to thundering wildebeest, towering giraffes and frolicking zebra. Yet, tracking animals in the wild takes on a whole new meaning in India says Asia expert, Cherylle, after a recent trip spent exploring its wildlife rich national parks.  For me, a trip to Central India has more »

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