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Destination: Jerash
Trip type: Cultural
A day trip from Jordan's capital Amman, the well preserved ruins of the Roman city at Jerash nicely rounds off any trip to Jordan. Explore temples, arches, theatres and streets... 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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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: 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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Destination: Egypt, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor
Forget the paddle steamers and big ships – the only way to cruise up the Nile and see the splendours of ancient Egypt is on a dahabiyya, a traditional 19th-century luxury sailing boat... read more »
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It's right to acknowledge Hiroshima's past – but not to dwell on it. The hectic, joyful city with a strong food culture is an hour from the Miyajima temples and accessible from Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo... 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: 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: Osaka
A 24-hour Japanese metropolis may conjure up images of a bleak, Bladerunner-esque, neon-lit landscape - but the reality of Osaka is a wonderful blend of the traditional and the ultra-modern... 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: 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: Chiang Mai
Trip type: Cultural
The Thai city of Chiang Mai has fantastic temples, a fabulous night market and no shortage of good restaurants - and it's the perfect antidote to UK winter blues... read more »
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Destination: Luang Prabang
Trip type: Cultural
Exquisite Buddhist temples, restaurants overlooking the Mekong, and peaceful streets all combine to create a sense of serenity in Luang Prabang, the spiritual heart of Laos... read more »
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