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Beyond Bali

Despite Indonesia being made up of an astonishing 17,000 islands, a huge number of visitors focus exclusively on Bali. While Bali has a great deal to offer travellers, from ancient temples and glistening rice terraces to thick jungle and paradise beaches, there is so much more to Indonesia than this one island alone. We have more »

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Meeting the locals

Rajasthan: regal palaces & rural villages

With its soaring forts, glistening palaces, rugged countryside and dramatic desert landscapes, Rajasthan is quintessential India at its best. The state sparkles with the romance, chivalry and heroism of days old, and is forever abuzz with lively celebrations of colour and spirituality. Whether you’re in an opulent city or a rural village, you’ll have countless more »

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Lek Chailert

The insider: saving Asia’s elephants

We caught up with Lek Chailert who has won many awards for her work to save Asia’s elephants. Here, she tells us more about her project and how tourists have a responsibility to choose ethical elephant encounters. How did your organisation come about? I was working in the tourism industry and I saw the negative more »

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Reading Japan: Top 6 books

Japan is rich in culture and teeming with intricate and fascinating traditions, which make for excellent reading. We have picked out our six favourite books about the country to prepare you for your trip. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by Arthur Golden A compelling tale exploring life as a geisha in mid-20th century Japan, Memoirs of more »

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Pisang Goreng

Our Guide to Indonesian Food

Indonesia is a startlingly diverse country and its cuisine is no different, we thought we’d put together a guide to our absolute favourites. Gado gado Gado gado literally means ‘mix mix’ in Indonesian and is the perfect name for this delicious salad. Made up of a mixture of different vegetables, boiled egg and potatoes with more »

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum: Wanderlust & Desert Dust

When Cherylle went to Jordan she knew a trip to Wadi Rum was a must, in fact it was the part of this trip that she was looking forward to most.  Having watched films such as the Martian, I had high expectations and Wadi Rum did not disappoint. On arrival it was more spectacular than I more »

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