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Free Hugs in Myeung-dong

Seoul: perfect for a Korea break

Destination: Seoul

As the capital of a little country sandwiched between Japan and China, Seoul can really hold its own

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Tatami mat room - basic but comfy

Japan - how to stay in a Tokyo ryokan

by danstan

Destination: Tokyo

Taking a bath with strangers and sleeping on the floor. All you need to know about staying in a Tokyo ryokan

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A typical house in Ko Kred

Ko Kred: a car-free island in Bangkok

Destination: Bangkok

Beyond the thronging streets of Bangkok lies an island where cars are forbidden and the skyline is no higher than a palm tree. Ko Kred is the perfect remedy when the bustling city becomes too much

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Cable Car views

Langkawi - a budget-friendly jewel in the sea off Malaysia

Destination: Langkawi

Eagle spotting, Cable-car riding and beach lounging on a backpacker's budget in Malaysia's Langkawi

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Beijing, The Forbidden City

A winter working holiday in Beijing

Destination: Beijing

Are you fed up of being a tourist and simply passing through destinations? Then journey to Beijing this winter and take up the challenge of teaching English as a foreign language

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The view at lunch

Sri Lanka, a changing island

by sbritt

Destination: Kandy

The recent end to the long civil war means that this spectacular island is becoming more and more popular with holiday makers and travellers. Beautiful scenery and jaw dropping wildlife await!

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Raffles

Singapore: a unique blend of old and new

by hollyo

Destination: Singapore

Steeped in history yet firmly rooted in the 21st century, Singapore is a multi-faceted city where East meets West and old contrasts with new

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Wonderful cake!

A day at the Zoo: the pleasures of shopping in Beijing

Destination: Beijing

Avoid the stressful haggling of Yashow and the tourist crowds of the Silk Market in Beijing. Instead, follow my advice on where to shop, eat, stay and find a real bargain in the Chinese capital

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The colourful Alkaff pedestrian bridge over the Singapore River is based on an Arabic boat shape

Singapore Stopover: a reasonable Far East luxury break

by GelS

Destination: Singapore

Having visited Singapore on business in the past, I wanted to revisit to see if anything had changed. I was pleased to discover that standards were still high with plenty of bargains to be found.

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Infinity pool and seafood restaurant (Photo © Jon Bigg)

Borneo goes boutique: a five-star island retreat in Sabah

Destination: Borneo

Tucked away on a coral island near Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, and surrounded by the azure waters of the South China Sea, Gayana combines tropical island simplicity with 21st-century luxuries.

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