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Kumano Kodo

Hiking Japan’s Kumano Kodo Trail

Our Asia Specialist Pete tells us about one of the highlights of his recent trip to Japan. Having already ticked off the country’s main highlights on a previous visit, he was eager to escape the usual tourist spots and venture to a lesser-visited part of the country. Returning to Japan for the second time, I more »

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First-time China

China for a first-timer

Despite being the third largest country in the world, we’ve always seen China as something of an enigmatic kingdom. From the seemingly infinite 4,000-mile-long Great Wall which features on bucket lists worldwide, to the rice terraces in Longsheng and Chengdu’s charming pandas, there is simply so much to explore. We recently sent our Asia specialist more »

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Getting around Japan

Japan: The Land of the Rising Sun, a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands in the Pacific Ocean which defies the imagination. Few places on the planet provide such an intricate blend of East and West, and fewer blend the past, present and future so seamlessly. From Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, tea ceremonies, sumo tournaments, and more »

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Our Top 5 Experiences in Asia

With so many things to see and do in Asia, it can be hard to know where to start. Pete, our Asia specialist, has put together his top five experiences…  1. Searching for Orang-utans in Borneo Borneo is one of the two remaining natural habitats for orang-utans. These amazing creatures share nearly 97% of human DNA and more »

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