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  • 5 alternatives to the Hoi An Lantern Festival

    The Hoi An Lantern Festival is beautiful, there’s no doubt about it, but when it comes to waterborne parties and flickering lanterns floating downstream you don’t need to be in Hoi An. Or Vietnam, for that matter. Southeast Asia has plenty of equally magical festivals, with far fewer visitors. Here are just 5 of our favourites. (more…)

  • Getting over jetlag: Night owls vs early birds

    The InsideAsia team have racked up more than a few air miles, but while few things are as worthwhile as travel (it is the only thing that makes you richer, after all), criss-crossing time zones is unlikely to be one of the highlights. Travel consultants Dylan and Charlotte (UK) and Amy and Grant (US), along with Senior Southeast Asia Product Executive Chris share their collective wisdom to help you make the most of the time change. (more…)

  • 24 Hours in Hoi An

    Chances are, you'll want to spend far longer than 24 hours in Hoi An - this pretty town remains a firm favourite amongst first-time visitors. But if you don't have much time, Travel Consultant Dylan has a plan for how to make every moment matter. (more…)

  • 7 of the best souvenirs in Southeast Asia

    We all love those reminders of our holiday-of-a-lifetime and treat our friends to gifts not found in our home countries, but how often are you actually going to wear that conical hat? And are your friends really going to put that Buddha statue on their mantelpiece? (more…)

  • Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos: Tour leader top tips

    We’ve met some well-travelled people in our time, but few compare to tour leader Aaron Edgington. From favourite restaurants to unmissable waterfalls, he shares his top tips for a special trip to Southeast Asia (as well as a few of his hairier travel moments!) (more…)


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