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  • 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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  • Incredible elephants: 15 fascinating facts

    Recently we've been doing lots of research into elephant conservation to ensure that we only offer our customers experiences that protect the welfare of these wonderful animals. So far we've covered the basic needs of elephants, the many issues surrounding elephant tourism, and the various elephant activities available for tourists - you can read about this in part one and part two. Today, in the final part of our elephant series, I'll be looking at just why elephants are so amazing - and why we should be doing everything we can to protect them. How many of these facts did you know? (more…)

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  • A day in the life: How cheap is a day out in Hanoi?

    Last week we explored the low cost of eating out in Vietnam, revealing that it really is possible to dine like an emperor for next to nothing. Today, I’m looking more generally at the cost of an average sightseeing day in the capital city – helping you to plan your holiday expenditure and (hopefully) persuading you that a trip to Vietnam doesn’t need to break the bank. So, without further ado: just how cheap is a day out in Hanoi? (more…)

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  • Dining on a dime: The cost of food in Vietnam

    Amongst the highlights of any trip to Vietnam is undoubtedly the food. Steaming bowls of noodle soup, super-fresh seafood, spring rolls packed with herbs and spices, and mouth-watering sauces abound in all levels of Vietnamese cuisine – from the street-side snack carts to high-end restaurants. And as long as you’re not frequenting swanky sky-bars or eating in your hotel every night, the cost of food in Vietnam is almost always criminally cheap, faultlessly fresh, and tongue-tinglingly tasty. To give you an idea of just how cheap, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite dishes and how much you can expect to pay for them. There are a couple of caveats to this list: for starters, remember that how much you pay for something will depend entirely on where you eat it – and highe ...

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