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Visit Thailand with a food allergy? It's not nuts

by Lol

Destination: Bangkok

The locals sprinkle peanuts on even a simple salad in Thailand. But as long as you're sensible, food allergies shouldn't prevent you from visiting this ancient, exciting and friendly land

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View from Phranang Cave across the beach to Koh Nok stack © Jon Bigg

Krabi, Thailand: climber's playground in a beach paradise

Destination: Krabi

Sunbathe, climb & dive all on the same day? On Railay Beach majestic limestone cliffs punch through soft sand. With 500+ bolted routes, great diving & numerous chill-out bars, nowhere else competes.

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Nagano from the train station

Nagano, Japan: plan a visit, even if you can't stand skiing

by danstan

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'

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Raffles Hotel - 'Patronised by nobility, and loved by all'

Singapore : A brief Sling (in the Lion City)

Destination: Sentosa Island

If you're off to the Southern hemisphere and are thinking of a short stop to break up a long journey...tropical, clean, lush, cocktails and beaches, think Singapore

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Durbar Square is at the heart of Kathmandu

A day in Kathmandu, Nepal

Destination: Kathmandu

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

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Symphony of Lights, Victoria Harbour

Hong Kong on a tight budget

Destination: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a unique place where east meets west and modernity subtly blends with tradition. Many of the city's attractions can be done for free and others cost just a few HK dollars

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Bandos Island

The Maldives: A Paradise For Babies And Toddlers

Destination: North Male Atoll

After taking my 15 month old to child-friendly Bandos Island, I find out the Maldives is not just a paradise for honeymooners, it's a paradise for young children too

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Ranger at Turtle Island Marine Park

Sandakan: Borneo in a nutshell

Destination: Sabah

Get up close and personal with Borneo's wildlife. Then discover Sandakan's fascinating history

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The Singapore Skyline

Singapore in a day

Destination: Singapore

Let me take you on an all day journey around the choicest cuts of the Lion City from breakfast by the river to nightlife at the quay

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Mopeds at rush hour

Saigon: history and culture in a very modern city

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still known to most Vietnamese people, is a buzzing, modern metropolis with a fascinating but sad recent history

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