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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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Venture deep into the jungle, where monkeys clamber over ruined temples, and prepare to unleash your inner Mowgli on a magical adventure into the heart of the Mayan empire... 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: Tahiti, French Polynesia
Trip type: Beach, Cruise, Romance
Sailing on a romantic, masted clipper ship is the perfect way to discover the delights of French Polynesia, from lush valleys to deep lagoons and sparkling waterfalls... 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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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: 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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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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In one trip, you can take in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and the Taj Mahal. Be prepared for sensory overload as you explore the forts, temples and busy streets of Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle... read more »
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Many backpackers in Cambodia do Angkor in a day – but its temples, reflected in lotus ponds and merging with the jungle, will keep you enthralled for three. Hiring a bike is the way to see them... read more »
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Destination: Luxor, Nile River Valley
Trip type: Cultural
Egypt’s tourism capital had lost its lustre - but now Luxor is undergoing a mega facelift that will see it return to its glory days as one of the greatest cities of the ancient world... read more »
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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: 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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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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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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Destination: Palmyra
Watching the sun set over the vast ruins of Palmyra, an ancient wonder miles from anywhere, in the middle of the Syrian desert, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience... read more »
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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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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: 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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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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