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Tenti, and his hunting eagle

Discover Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia

Destination: Kyrgyzstan

It's not likely to feature in the mainstream travel brochures anytime soon. Has the remote former Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan really got enough attractions to entertain an intrepid tourist?

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Go with the Float-ation Shoppers in Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong

Floatation Shopping is a brand new concept in the sphere of retail therapy, and one that’s pretty well exclusive to Hong Kong

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Phu Tok Temple, Isan

Thailand's north east: the authentic road less travelled

by shantly

Destination: Udon Thani

We get away from the crowds and out into the countryside of Isan in north east Thailand to discover a fascinating culture, searingly hot Thai food and genuine hospitality

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Colourful stained glass at Sheki Khan Saray

Ulan Baatur smiles away

Destination: Ulan Bator

After a week in the Siberian wilderness, Ulan Baatur was a noisy, dusty shock to the system - but a chance encounter on Sukhbaatur Square changed all that

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Classic view of Halong Bay karsts from the junk

Sailing away in Halong Bay

by rfield

Destination: Halong Bay

It's one of the wonders of the world, but most Brits have only heard of Halong Bay after seeing it on Top Gear. Experience its beauty on an overnight cruise without Clarkson and co. to annoy you.

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Best backpacker hostels in Thailand

Destination: Bangkok

Looking for somewhere to stay in Thailand without blowing all your baht? Check out these backpacker gems in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Chang and Koh Phangan

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Backpackers outside the entrance to THC rooftop bar, in the middle of a water battle during Songkran

Backpacker bites in Chiang Mai

Destination: Chiang Mai

From a Thai take on English breakfast to a rooftop bar where you can watch the stars, here are the places a hungry backpacker in Chiang Mai needs to know

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Kerala backwaters

Boating on the backwaters of Kerala

Destination: Kerala

You may think you've tried the best kinds of floating holidays - but nothing's quite as magical as drifting into a whole new dimension on Kerala's lakes and canals

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A private pool at Como Shambhala Estate

Bali: love island

Destination: Bali

Couples in search of a classic honeymoon destination should grab flip-flops and sarong and head for the heart of Bali

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View over typical countryside from cafe near Tulamben, west Bali

On the road in Bali

Destination: Bali

Two wheels and an engine make for an exhilarating means of getting off the beaten track in Bali and learning more about the island and its people

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