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Busan: Top Attractions of South Korea’s Second City

Busan from Above - Photo Credit: UN (Flickr)

Located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan is the second largest city in the country and also home to Korea’s longest beach. Thanks to the beach at Haeundae, the city, and in particular its costal district, has become increasingly popular with foreign tourists who have joined the large number of locals who have been flocking here for ... Read More »

Is Myanmar on Your Itinerary?

Lake Inle - Photo Credit: Taro (Flickr)

Including Burma, or Myanmar as it’s now known, on your Southeast Asian travel itinerary is a great way to see some of the sights that other travellers might’ve missed off on their world travels. As the country only relatively recently relaxed its borders, many backpackers deemed the place off bounds when visiting this part of the world. Those that did ... Read More »

Exploring The Streets of Old Havana: 10 Must-See Attractions in Cuba’s Capital


Havana is one of those cities that seems lost in time – built from elegant but crumbling architecture, with vintage cars on every street and well-dressed couples and gaggles of teenagers strutting their stuff on the Malecón. Havana is a truly beautiful city. A Unesco World Heritage site, its historic buildings, fascinating history and passionate people provide plenty to see ... Read More »

Is it worth visiting Thailand During the Rainy Season?

Bangkok Rain - Photo Credit: Fire Tom (Flickr)

Visiting a country during its low season can be a tempting prospect. There are many reasons why you might want to visit a country during its months of ‘downtime’ and Thailand is no exception to this.  Some popular reasons why people choose to visit during a low season include: Cheaper flights and accommodation More choices of accommodation Less tourists and ... Read More »

5 Awesome Cities in The UK You Cannot Miss


London No visit to the UK is complete without a stay in London and the capital makes a great base to explore the rest of the country. You won’t be short on things to do in London as it has a huge range of attractions ranging from the historic to the very modern. It also has excellent transport links connecting ... Read More »

24 Hours in Kathmandu

photo credit: twiga269 ॐ FEMEN (flickr)

Kathmandu is one of those places that seems shrouded in magic. When I first left the UK with my RTW ticket in hand, the woman at the check-in desk looked at my itinerary and said brightly, “Kathmandu! Where’s that then?” After replying slowly, “Nepal…” (You do work for an international airline, right?), she exclaimed, “Oh! I thought it was an ... Read More »

Vientiane: 6 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Time In The Laos Capital

Pha That Luang - Photo Credit: Florian K. (Flickr)

Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is situated on the great Mekong River, which flows through Tibet, China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The city itself is just over the border from Thailand making it a popular entry point into the country for those backpacking around Southeast Asia. Due to this there are a number of interesting attractions and things ... Read More »

Top 5 Beaches In China You Should Visit

Best Beach in Shenzhen

Famed more for its historical attractions such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Terracotta Army, China might not be your first choice for a beach holiday. However, there are in fact enough quality beaches in China to warrant a trip for those seeking sun, sea and surf. Here are some of the best beaches in China for you ... Read More »

Top 10 Most Spectacular Temples in Bali

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Bali is known as “The Island of a Thousand Temples” but in fact this tiny Indonesian island has many more than 1,000 temples. The Balinese religion, Hindu Dharma, is infused into the culture and daily way of life and not a day goes past when there is not an elaborate temple ceremony taking place somewhere on the island. Every Balinese ... Read More »

10 Islands Not To Be Missed In Southeast Asia

Luang Prabang - Photo Credit: louis F. (Flickr)

Editors note: This is a guest contribution by Nick and Dariece of Goats on the Road which is a phenomenal travel blog we featured in our Thailand roundup. Southeast Asia is a place chalked-full of stunning beaches and dazzling islands. With over 20,000 islands, choosing which islands are worth visiting can be a daunting task. We’re here to help. This ... Read More »

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