Japan’s Temples and Shrines – A Brief Guide

Entrance to Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, temples and shrines

Temples and shrines, shrines and temples. It is impossible to wander a neighbourhood in Japan without passing at least one temple or shrine. They are some of the most peaceful locations you’re likely to find. There are around 100,000 Shinto shrines and 80,000 Buddhism temples throughout Japan where locals visit and pray. They are also very popular […]

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Take Me Home: South American Souvenirs

Souvenir shopping in Colombia

Buenos días amigos! Let’s dive into the sensational Latin American culture and talk a bit about shopping. You can find some truly intriguing South American souvenirs – beautiful textiles, quality leather goods, traditional handcrafts, artwork, soccer jerseys, coffee, and much more. Read on for our list of the best buys when shopping in South America. What would […]

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Historic sites in Vietnam – Our Top 7 Must-Do’s

Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An old town

Most travellers to Vietnam are drawn in by the offering of the country’s natural beauty and rich culture. Green rice fields, a stunning coastline, immense cave systems and the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta. Vietnam is also a country with a long history and ancient traditions. There are so many amazing historic sites in Vietnam to […]

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Asia Bucket List: 11 Ultimate Alternatives in Asia

Do you feel like you’ve “done” Asia? We know all the usual suspects when it comes to bucket lists (think – Great Wall, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Mt Fuji) – but what are some Asia bucket list experiences that are perhaps not as mainstream, or that you may not have considered? Have you ever said […]

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