Forbidden City, Beijing.

Beijing, China

No longer “forbidden”, Beijing is a city mixing ancient traditions with the economic boom of modern China. Formally known as Peking, Beijing is home to nearly 22 million people and has been China’s centre of political and Imperial power for […]

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Buddha statues in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and a city known for its sense of fun. The Thai people are famously friendly and with so much of day to day life conducted outdoors a good sense of humour is necessary to […]

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Taj Mahal Palace

Mumbai, India

Known as Bombay until 1995, Mumbai is the biggest city by population in India. The city is incredibly diverse with something to suit every visitor. There’s colonial buildings sitting next to intricate temples, big budget Bollywood film sets, long beaches […]

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Maiden's Tower, Baku.

Baku, Azerbaijan

The capital of Azerbaijan juts out into the Caspian Sea with lovely waterfront views and refreshing breezes. Baku might seem like a offbeat choice but visa reforms means it is now very straightforward and welcoming to travel to. Most younger […]

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Hiroshima, Japan

The casual visitor to Hiroshima, Japan, would never guess the tragic past of this thriving city with great food and fantastic nightlife. For many, Hiroshima is forever associated with the atomic bomb that exploded over the city on August 6th […]

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Stupa in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

The gateway to the Himalayas, Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the largest city in the region. While many visitors just pass through on their way to the mountains, there is a plenty to do in the city itself. […]

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Suzhou Canals

Suzhou, China

Near China’s east coast and bordering Shanghai, Suzhou is a contradiction of classical gardens and ancient canals, next to modern offices and residential developments. However Suzhou’s history of attracting great artists, writers and scholars has made it a cultural hub […]

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shrine in Tokyo park

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo is a huge metropolis that is both incredibly futuristic and strangely old fashioned. From the dazzling neon lights of the Akihabara and the eccentric fashions of Harajuku to the calm of the Meiji Shrine and beautiful gardens of the […]

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Hashima, Japan

Also known as Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) due to its boat-like silhouette, this tiny island off the coast of Nagasaki has a big impact. You might already recognise it as Javier Bardem’s hideout from Skyfall and until recently tourists were banned […]

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Taj Mahal, india

Taj Mahal, India

Our third stop on our tour of the new seven wonders of the world is the Taj Mahal in India. Building started in 1631 as a monument to Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and he was eventually buried inside […]

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