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Celebrating a glittering icon - the Shwedagon Pagoda Festival


Anthony Ryan

Views of the Shwedagon Pagoda are completely inescapable wherever you are in Yangon. This is partly down to the fact that the impressive religious building sits atop Singuttara Hill overlooking the...

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5 reasons to visit Japan


Anthony Ryan

Japan is a fascinating country with lots to explore, but most people have a pre-existing idea of what to expect before they arrive. Some of what you imagine will be true, while other parts will stun...

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Getting a place on the happiness index - why life is so good in Bhutan


Anthony Ryan

There are several different indices that measure happiness in different countries throughout the world. One of these is the Happy Planet Index (HPI), which has been in existence since 2006, and has...

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Exploring Vietnam's caves


Anthony Ryan

The discovery of Hang Son Doong in the Vietnamese province of Quang Binh made headlines all over the world, what with it being the largest cave ever found. While some brave adventurers are travelling...

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How to make the most of Holi in India


Anthony Ryan

Holi is one of the world's most exciting festivals, not to mention colourful, so getting the chance to experience it firsthand in India is something that should not be missed. This year, Holi will be...

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A beginner’s guide to China


Fiona

If you’ve got China on your mind - and you’ve never been before - save some time scouring the internet and guide books as we have put together a first time traveller’s information pack for you right...

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A Journey Through Colonial Malaysia


James

Whilst the effects of colonialism are much debated, there is no doubt the rule of others has left architectural gems and inspiring communities all over the world. Having been dominated by the French...

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Step into the wild: Nature spotting in India and Nepal


Anthony Ryan

India and Nepal are among the world's most popular locations for wildlife and nature spotting, but what are the differences between the two countries?

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Where to go for Thailand's finest cultural experiences


Anthony Ryan

As one of Asia's premier holiday destinations, Thailand is packed with cultural experiences and treats for all tastes.

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A guide to Sri Lanka's finest landscapes


Anthony Ryan

Sri Lanka has some of the finest landscapes of anywhere in the world, so it is no surprise the country is a popular tourist destination among discerning travellers.

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