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24 hours in Phnom Penh

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It reads like a quiz question: “What capital city has streets named after Charles De Gaulle, Mao Tse Tung, Tito, Pasteur, and Jawaharlal Nehru?”. In case the headline didn’t give it away, it’s Phnom Penh. In this city, which walks in the present while shrouded in shadows of its past, you’ll find enough history to keep […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam

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I thought I knew Vietnam. I grew up watching movies like Good Morning Vietnam and Platoon, and episodes of China Beach on TV. My parents took me to see Miss Saigon at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Even though I was born several years after the fall of Saigon, 1980s media filled in the blanks for […]

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How to spot sloths in Costa Rica

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There’s just something about sloths. From their sweet, smiling faces to their laissez faire way of life – the world just can’t get enough of them. Heck, even Ellen DeGeneres has had them on her show. For the sloths that aren’t starring in YouTube videos or Facebook posts, you can find them  in the tropical forests of […]

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MYANMAR: IT’S TIME TO GO

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JULY 2016 | WORDS BY ELLENA JOHNSTONE FROM INSIDER JOURNEYS NOW IS THE TIME TO EXPLORE MYANMAR. From temple-strewn plains to golden stupas, floating gardens to colonial gems, Myanmar has so much to see and experience. Yet there is no denying the country is changing, and our advice is simple – it’s time to go. […]

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Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

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Phinda Game Reserve is approx. 3-4 hours north of Durban in South Africa. Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Why […]

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Monica visits South Korea

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In April I enjoyed a two week “Discover South Korea” tour with Exodus and there are many highlights in a country full of culture, history, natural beauty, and kimchi (fermented vegetables with chilli).  These are just a few and I hope you enjoy my journey. I found Seoul to be an exciting city to immerse […]

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Five Authentic Cultural Experiences in Japan

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Japan, a country steeped in mythical traditions and modern wonders. Here are the top Five Authentic Cultural Experiences in Japan according to Travel Bulletin. 1. Traditional Tea Ceremony Tea ceremony or Chanoyu in Japan is a beautifully choreographed art. The ancient ritual is centred around the act of serving matcha, a finely powdered, traditional green tea. […]

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How to pack for an overseas trip

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A recent weekend away with friends to Australia’s Mornington Peninsula highlighted a very important issue faced by travellers the world over: the inability to pack efficiently. I met my pals at the car, my small knapsack packed with toiletries, PJs, underwear and a few changes of clothes, only to see that they had enormous (and I […]

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