Cherry Blossom Fever in Japan (And Why You Want to Catch It)

As the snow melts and spring makes its warmer presence felt in Japan, the cherry blossom trees burst into bloom. A curtain of pink and white flowers delicately envelopes Japan’s streets, waterways, temples, houses and parks. Japan is then in the midst of cherry blossom fever. The cherry blossoms are a national (and international) obsession, with […]

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Extraordinary Wildlife in Asia (and how to see it for yourself)

Asia is a land of captivating cultural contrasts, and the wildlife is just as fascinating and varied. From endangered tigers in India, playful giant pandas in China and also wise orangutans in Borneo, there is a whole host of wildlife in Asia to encounter. Here are just a few of the more special creatures and wildlife-rich […]

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Tour Sri Lanka and its Top 8 UNESCO Sites

The Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka may be small, but it undoubtedly makes use of every inch for travellers wishing to tour Sri Lanka. The friendly nation is full of gems to discover – fantastically biodiverse jungles, verdant tea-plucking highlands, wildlife galore, delicious cuisine, ancient history and ruins, and pristine beaches. UNESCO has recognised […]

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Is flying safe? Seven reasons why flying is the best way to travel

Over the last decade, air travel has received a lot of attention on the nightly news. A number of tragic global incidents have given travellers cause to ponder – is flying safe anymore? Sometimes, Mother Nature does not play nice and volcano eruptions, storms, and even bird strikes can cause lengthy delays and cancellations. This […]

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A Guide to the Chinese New Year of the Dog

As we dust ourselves off from the Western festivities to welcome 2018, a quarter of the world is preparing for its own celebration, the Chinese New Year of the Dog. In Australia, we prepare the barbecue, in China more than 1.3 billion people prepare ‘lucky food’ for the New Year’s Eve Reunion dinner where families […]

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