Touring Saigon – The Perfect 48 Hours

temple Saigon

If you’re taking a trip to Vietnam and plan to spend some time touring Saigon, we have some suggestions for you. Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City as it’s known by many, is a city of contrasts; French colonial architecture, sparkling skyscrapers, incense-infused temples and remnants of war coexist alongside each other. Its frenzied streets […]

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Japanese Etiquette – Know Before You Go!

Tea Ceremony in Japan

With travelling, comes the buzz of excitement as you explore new surroundings, taste new cuisines and experience unique cultures. Do you ever though feel that twinge of guilt or burst of nerves that perhaps you shouldn’t have done something? Or perhaps you just feel a little out of your comfort zone and unsure what is […]

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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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