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  • Hoi An Lantern Festival: 2017 dates

    Hoi An Lantern Festival is one of Southeast Asia’s most popular events. For centuries, the Vietnamese have considered the full moon a time to pay their respects to their ancestors, hold candlelit ceremonies at temples and generally make merry. In recent years, the quaint port town of Hoi An has taken this to the next level, switching off its fluorescent lights and raising its coloured lanterns for one night every month – when the streets are filled with crowds of locals and tourists, games, festival food and music. Click here to see Hoi An Lantern Festival: 2017 dates. (more…)

  • Beyond Angkor Wat: The hidden temples of Cambodia

    Cambodia isn't just about its star attraction - there are plenty of other temples to visit, each one rich in history, culture and adventure. Angkor Wat is Cambodia's national icon, and rightly so. Built in the 12th century, it is  preserved in a remarkable state of repair and on a staggering scale: a vast monument to human industry, with kilometres of intricate bas reliefs and an overall volume greater than the Great Pyramid of Giza. But Angkor Wat isn't the only temple worth visiting. Though it may be the closest to perfection, there are many others in Cambodia - such as Banteay Srei - that rival it for beauty and even surpass it for atmosphere and adventure. (more…)

  • Insider Guide: Vietnam’s street food

    When you go on holiday, what's the thing you look forward to most? Hot weather, perhaps, or cheap cocktails? Maybe you look forward to the chance to relax - or maybe it's the opportunity for adventure. Personally - and it doesn't matter where I'm going - I look forward to the food. (more…)

  • Kamu Lodge: Life in the slow lane

    Travel consultant Charlotte recently visited Kamu Lodge, an ecolodge experience in the beautiful mountains of Northern Laos. Here, she explains why you should consider adding Kamu Lodge to your itinerary - and why she wishes she could have stayed longer! (more…)


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