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A guide to travelling around Sri Lanka


Anthony Ryan

Travelling around Sri Lanka is on the bucket list for a lot of people, with the country one of the friendliest and most beautiful of anywhere in the world. The pear-shaped island off the coast of...

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5 things to do in Kathmandu


Anthony Ryan

Nepal's capital is a colourful cacophony of sights and smells, from medieval temples to narrow alleyways, with plenty to see at every turn. Many people spend time in Kathmandu before or after a trek...

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An army uncovered: exploring the significance of the Terracotta Warriors


Anthony Ryan

Since their discovery in 1974, the Terracotta Warriors have grown in fame and become a must-see for visitors to China. But what are these incredible sculptures and why were they created? Read on to...

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Tea tasting tips for Sri Lanka


Anthony Ryan

Sri Lanka is linked inextricably with tea and since the 1800s, the southern central region of the country has been covered in tea estates and plantations. This stunning landscape has resulted in Sri...

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Trekking in Nepal


Anthony Ryan

Nepal is synonymous with the stunning landscape of the Himalayas and it is not surprising that trekking in this part of the world is on many people's to-do lists. Whereas this region used to be a...

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Undiscovered paradise - Thailand's hidden beaches


Anthony Ryan

If you close your eyes and let the images of your perfect trip to Thailand wash into your mind, the chances are there will be a bustling street in Bangkok, saffron-robed monks standing in front of a...

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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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