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5
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Destination: Kyoto
When seeking something unique in Kyoto, forget Gion. Instead, head for Kanga-an, a temple tucked away in a residential area and boasting the most unlikely of features – an idyllic bar run by monks... read more »
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Destination: Borneo, Sarawak, Sabah
Trip type: Activity, Cultural
Rainforests, orang-utans, national parks... the often overlooked island of Borneo has much to offer those looking for something different... read more »
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Destination: Tokyo
Trip type: Short Break
With a population of millions, Tokyo can be a real assault on the senses but trips out to other parts of Honshu will give you a break from the relentless urban buzz... read more »
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4
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Destination: Singapore
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
There’s more to Singapore than Raffles. Here's how to get the best of southeast Asia’s smallest nation when you’re on a stopover ... read more »
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4
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Destination: Hampi, Hospet
It is a little like Kathmandu used to be, before the tourist numbers swelled. In Hampi, southern India, a laid-back, easy-going welcome awaits travellers at what is now a World Heritage site... read more »
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4
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Destination: Nagano
Nagano to me doesn't mean skiing. To me it means crisp air, delicious food, and one of the most revered temples in Japan. Do yourself a favour and take a visit to 'The roof of Japan'... read more »
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Destination: Kathmandu, Nepal
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural
Chaotic but colourful and vibrant, the very name of Kathmandu conjures up images of a mystical and alluring city. Here are just some of the not-to-be missed sights in the Nepali capital... read more »
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Destination: Japan
Trip type: Cultural
In the northernmost reaches of Japan lies Osorezan, or "Fear Mountain". Here, you can picnic with the dead and meet shaman priestesses, many of them blind, who commune with spirits... read more »
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4
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Destination: Chiang Mai
Trip type: Cultural, Shopping
Chiang Mai is Thailand's crowning glory. Encircled by dense forest, mystic mountain temples and ancient hill tribes, this ancient and spiritual northern city is not to be missed... read more »
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Destination: Sihanoukville
Trip type: Beach
Where on earth can you combine deep fried spiders, picturesque coastlines, Buddhist temples and the chance to try your hand at fire-breathing? Answer: Sihanoukville, Cambodia... read more »
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A cruise down the river Mekong in Laos is the perfect introduction to this gentle country, which many people believe still retains the essence of southeast Asia... read more »
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Destination: Hoi An
Trip type: Beach
The Vietnamese town of Hoi An is the place to head for an abundance of sunshine, untouched beaches and tailor-made clothes to suit all tastes and desires... read more »
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4
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Destination: Luang Prabang
Trip type: Cultural, Romance, Spa
For a relaxing break you can't top the peaceful sanctuary of Laos' spiritual capital. Mingle with a multitude of resident monks, wonder at ancient Buddhist temples and witness a glorious Mekong sunset... read more »
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4
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Destination: Siem Reap
Trip type: Cultural, Eco, Spa
Despite mass tourism overrunning Siem Reap, the province is still one of the poorest in Cambodia. Now several hotels have pledged to help communities fight back against poverty... read more »
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4
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Destination: Seoul
The South Korean capital of Seoul may be Asia's best-kept secret but its 12 million residents are happy to share its yin and yang sides, from spiritual temples to futuristic toilet seats ... read more »
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3.833335
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Destination: Bangkok
Trip type: Shopping, Winter Sun
The exchange rate may not be as favourable as it once was but head to the Thai capital of Bangkok and not only will you find a dizzying array of shopping options, you’ll still find plenty of bargains... read more »
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3
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Destination: Bangkok
Trip type: Romance, Winter Sun
It might not be the most obvious choice of destination for the loved-up, but as long as you know the right places to go, Bangkok can deliver romance with the best... read more »
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3
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Destination: Tokyo, Nagoya, Kobe, Nara, Osaka
Trip type: Cultural
Kyoto is Japan’s prettiest city and an ideal base for exploring central Japan... read more »
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3.5
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Destination: Goa
Trip type: Beach, Winter Sun
Goa's famous for its beaches - and rightly so - but this former Portuguese colony on India's west coast also has a wealth of other natural and cultural highlights that might surprise you... read more »
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Destination: Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Himeji, Hiroshima
Trip type: Cultural, Gap Year
Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world but with a few tips on saving money under your belt, you can still experience all the amazing culture on offer without breaking the bank... read more »
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