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  • The best Japanese foods (that aren’t sushi)

    The best Japanese foods (that aren’t sushi)

    July 16th, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    Everyone speaks a little Japanese now – nigiri, maki, sashimi, nori, toro… The only problem is that sushi, delicious as it may be, is only one tiny facet of Japan’s varied cuisine. Here are a few other things worth looking out for when you’re there. Shojin-ryori Eating meat was banned in Japan for a long... Read more »

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  • 15 gorgeous photos of Japan

    15 gorgeous photos of Japan

    July 10th, 2015Nick Jackson
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  • 15 things everyone learns travelling in India

    15 things everyone learns travelling in India

    July 7th, 2015Helen Abramson
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    India varies greatly between its 29 states. Yet there are some things you’ll discover no matter where you are or how long you stay in the vast Subcontinent. If you’ve been to India at least once, you’ll relate to a few of these lessons we’ve learned over the years… 1. The street food is incredible... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    July 2nd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    National parks are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one), but how much do you know about them? Can you tell these national parks apart? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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  • 11 things every gaijin learns in Japan

    11 things every gaijin learns in Japan

    July 1st, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    Japan is one of those countries you can’t really prepare for – the famously impenetrable etiquette, complex traditions and bitingly modern pop culture combine to make a place which could wrongfoot the most experienced traveller. Here are just a few of the things which any gaijin (foreigner) can expect to find out on their first... Read more »

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  • 1650km of Vietnam in 3 minutes of stunning videography

    1650km of Vietnam in 3 minutes of stunning videography

    June 29th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    If a trip to Vietnam is on your bucket list, you might want to look away now. This video will definitely give you wanderlust. Filmmaker Oliver Atrologo spent two weeks travelling around Vietnam earlier this year and captured the whole trip on camera. He travelled 1650km, from the karst rock formations of Ha Long Bay in the north,... Read more »

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  • Tokyo’s tiniest drinking dens: a guide to Golden Gai

    Tokyo’s tiniest drinking dens: a guide to Golden Gai

    June 24th, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    Shinjuku, Tokyo, is known for skyscrapers, seedy nightlife, suited businessmen and a time-warped tumble of bars called Golden Gai. This perennial haunt of Tokyo’s salarymen has been getting a lot more international attention lately – and for good reason. While the city offers an endless range of flashy, neon-drenched clubs, bars and lounges, arguably only... Read more »

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  • How to see Angkor Wat without the crowds

    How to see Angkor Wat without the crowds

    June 3rd, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    The sky is lightening. Squint and you can just about make out a change in the colour of it, a shift from inky-black to blue-black. As the sun rises further it changes more, until it pales enough behind the stonework that you can begin to make out a hulk on the horizon. You breathe in... Read more »

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  • 18 evocative pictures of the happiest place on Earth

    18 evocative pictures of the happiest place on Earth

    June 1st, 2015Margot Raggett
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  • Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines’ remotest islands

    Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines’ remotest islands

    May 25th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Kiki Deere, co-author of the Rough Guide to the Philippines, heads off the tourist trail to Batanes. This cluster of islands, located almost 150km off the northernmost tip of Luzon in the Philippines, sees just thirty or so foreign visitors a year. “Batanes? Batanes? Up there?” was the reaction of most Filipinos when I told... Read more »

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  • Myanmar as you’ve never seen it before

    Myanmar as you’ve never seen it before

    May 19th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Tourism in Myanmar is still in its infancy, yet this fascinating nation enthralls like no other in Southeast Asia. There’s no wonder why. With its glittering stupas, placid rivers, temple-studded plains and – above all – warm, welcoming people, this is a country that it’s hard to forget in a hurry. We’ve just published our first ever guide to Myanmar,... Read more »

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  • Would you attempt the world’s highest bungee jump in the dark?

    Would you attempt the world’s highest bungee jump in the dark?

    May 14th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    With summer on the way, the landmark 338m-high Macau Tower has launched a new season of its Night Bungy experience. Yes, you read that right. You can plunge 233 metres off the side of a building at speeds of 200km/h – in the dark. The frankly terrifying free-fall lasts five seconds, offering a adrenalin-inducing hit of terror sure to put this Guinness... Read more »

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