Hong Kong skyline from mountains

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As an autonomous province of China, Hong Kong has a distinctive feel from mainland China. Its history as a major trading port has given Hong Kong a diverse population and a unique atmosphere that represents the melting pot of different […]

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Fort Santiago, Manila

Manila, Philippines

Manila is the capital of the Philippines and often overlooked as a destination. It’s well worth looking beyond the terrible traffic and rows of shanty houses to discover this unique Asian city. The Philippines were under Spanish colonial rule for […]

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Hangzhou, China

Although unfamiliar to many Western travellers, Hangzhou in China is one of the oldest and most prosperous cities in China. Located on the eastern coast of the country it’s long been a major trading centre and has used the wealth […]

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Seoul street at night

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is the capital of South Korea and a mix of futuristic modern skyscrapers and traditional Korean homes and temples. It’s also one of the few major cities in the world that is surrounded by mountains, making it easy to […]

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Osaka, Japan

Thought as Japan’s second city, Osaka was once a port town supplying Kyoto. Now home to over 19 million people, it’s become a destination in its own right. Osaka also has a reputation for good times; with both the food […]

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Al Rahma Mosque, Jeddah

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah is the second biggest city in Saudi Arabia, and one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the kingdom. It’s the gateway for holy pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina, as well as an important trading post. Only Muslims are allowed […]

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Fruit stall in Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam

Formally known as the “Dragon Edge” and now as the “Paris of the East” Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and a great base for exploring this region of South East Asia. Vietnam has only recently opened up to visitors […]

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Fireworks in Macau

Macau, China

Perched on the Pearl River opposite Hong Kong, Macau is a former Portugese colony that is now part of China. Known as the “Las Vegas of China” Macau is famous for its high end casinos and luxury hotels but there’s […]

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Dubai, UAE

Dubai has been booming since the discovery of oil in the 1960s. The incredible wealth in the city means that it is home to some of the most ambitious projects on Earth. Not only is there the tallest building in […]

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Ubud, Bali

Bali, Indonesia

The island of Bali in Indonesia is synonymous with lush rainforests, mystic temples and stunning beaches. Add in luxury hotels, budget hostels and a super-friendly local culture to give a superb destination for any traveler looking for some rest and […]

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