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Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels, Making the Most of them

Whilst staying in Ho Chi Minh City we did 2 tours with Tiger Tours, and both were absolutely amazing, and I want to start by saying what an amazing company they are!  We actually had 3 tours booked with them (food, Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta), but sadly my wife became very ill and […]

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Malaysia

Meet the Iban of Batang Ai

The Iban are a branch of the Dayak people of Borneo and the ones we met lived within the Batang Ai National Park in Sarawak.  To get there we stayed in the Batang Ai longhouse hotel managed by the Hilton group (as part of a now defunct tour organised by Travel Sphere), which required a […]

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Misc. Travel Articles & Tips

Illegal Wildlife Trade

The illegal trade in wildlife and its parts is a huge problem, and one of the biggest problems with it, is that often it can be very difficult to know what you can and cannot buy legally.  The over-riding piece of advice to take away with you on holiday is that if in doubt, don’t […]

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Asia
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Singapore

Culture, Conduct & Customs in Singapore

What is there to say about the customs and culture of Singapore? I was lucky to visit during its 50th anniversary so everything was really bright and there was a lot going on, however I got the feeling that this was not something unusual but part of everyday life here. Even though it is plopped […]

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Singapore

See the Singapore Zoos

Singapore is home to 4 zoos in total all operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), and if you have 2 days you should make the journey to see all of them. The order I would recommend seeing them in would be to go to Jurong Bird Park on one day and using the second day […]

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India

Delhi Belly

Now don’t get me wrong, its not a phenomenon which is unique to India and it doesn’t affect all travellers (although it does with all the ones I know) but it is just unfortunate that its got a catchy name when in India and that it does seem to be more regular there than anywhere […]

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Airlines
Flights

China Southern Airlines Flight 304 (London to Ho Chi Minh City)

This flight was a huge surprise for me because it was significantly cheaper than anyone else for the flight between Heathrow and Ho Chi Minh city, so I had fairly low expectations. Most cheap airlines have cramped seats but this was surprisingly roomy and each seat had access to one of the best entertainment consoles […]

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India

The Madras Crocodile Bank

This one won’t be for everyone however if like me you’re a bit of a reptile geek or a zoo nerd, it’s the perfect way to spend a few days or even weeks! This zoo has one of the worlds most extensive crocodilian collection and I have never before seen more or even as many […]

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