Culture

The Cuisine of Ho Chi Minh City
Asia
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Eat
Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tour with Tiger Tours

During our time in Ho Chi Minh City we did 2 tours with Tiger Tours, and made their food tour our first one.  There is really no better way to enjoy the culinary delights which Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, than in the company of the ladies from this company, zipping around the […]

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Asia
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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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Asia
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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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Nicaragua
South America
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5 Things to do in Granada

Granada in Nicaragua is a very beautiful city with a rich colonial heritage which you can still see absolutely everywhere.  There is no hiding from its Spanish past, even if just by looking at the architecture. 1 – Cruise the Islets of Granada This is a collection of islands which the rich and famous of […]

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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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Costa Rica
Culture & Tips
Destinations
South America

Culture, Conduct & Customs in Costa Rica

This is known as the greenest country in the world and one of the friendliest places on the earth… and they are not wrong.  In Costa Rica there is a saying which sums up their way of life…  Pura Vida – or pure life!  Live your life to the fullest – what a great national […]

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Asia
Culture & Tips
Destinations
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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