Hilltop village in Oman

Oman

Oman is unlike its Middle Eastern neighbours in many ways; there’s not the fabulous wealth of the Emirates, nor the political extremes of Saudi Arabia. Instead you’ll find spectacular desert scenery, pristine beaches and traditional Bedouin hospitality with a strong […]

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tuktuk in Chennai

Chennai, India

Formally known as Madras, Chennai is a hotbed of South Indian culture. Expect ornate temples, incredible artwork and fantastic food, but without the tourists and hawkers that crowd many other Indian cities. To find out more about the history of […]

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Busan, South Korea

South Korea’s second city, Busan, has enough attractions to keep even the most jaded traveler interested. Surrounded by mountains on one side and the sea on the other, there’s views and beaches aplenty. Inside the city, you’ll find amazing cafes, […]

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Taj Mahal, india

Taj Mahal, India

One of the new seven wonders of the world is the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Building started in 1631 as a monument to Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and he was eventually buried inside the mausoleum with her. […]

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Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain’s capital, Manama, seems like a typical Gulf city with its trading history and modern oil riches, but Manama has a different feel. Bahrain has embraced migrants over the years and as such has a diverse and mixed culture with […]

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The Petronas Towers at night

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and the sixth most visited city in the world, with almost 9 million tourists per year. There’s plenty to see in the city and it’s a great stopover point on a longer journey. […]

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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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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

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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