The Chinese tea ceremony: everything you need to know
The Chinese tea ceremony is one of China’s most famous traditional customs, and for centuries has been integral to Chinese culture. Before you visit China, read on to find out everything you need to know about this ancient tradition as well as what to do if you take part in one. (more…).. Read More >
A city set on the coast of Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is a laid-back base for exploring everything from beaches and islands to lush rainforests and vast National Parks. There are many attractions to explore in Cairns and the surrounding area which you absolutely need to try during your visit. If it’s your first time visiting and you’re wondering what to do in Cairns, be sure to add these amazing Cairns activities, experiences and tours to your bucket list. (more…).. Read More >
What are the best rail journeys in New Zealand? We know which ones!
If you’d like to see hundreds of miles of stunning landscapes in one incredible journey, the scenic rail journeys of New Zealand are the perfect choice. Not just a way of getting from one place to another, the railways in New Zealand are renowned for their remarkable views and breathtaking sceneries, passing through endless stretches of unspoilt landscapes. During your visit to New Zealand, these train trips and rail journeys are not to be missed – be sure to include at least one in your.. Read More >
The cuddly giant panda is not only a national symbol of China but also their national animal. China is leading the way in preserving this wonderful species, which has been brought back from the brink of extinction, with numbers of giant pandas in China rising by almost 20% in the past decade. If you’re wondering where to see giant pandas in China, there are numerous places across the country where you can see them up close, ranging from zoos to dedicated research centres. (more…).. Read More >
Australia & New Zealand: how similar are the two countries?
Together in the South Pacific on the other side of the world, Australia and New Zealand aren’t just neighbours – in fact their relationship with each other is more like that of a big and small sibling. There are many similarities between Australia and New Zealand that provoke a feeling of familiarity when travelling between the two; yet they still have several differences that make both worth a visit in their own right. Let’s compare and contrast Australia and New Zealand to see how much they re.. Read More >
Discover New Zealand’s underground galaxies in these 6 glow worm caves
Home to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, New Zealand is steeped in natural beauty, and one of the more unusual ways to experience this is in its caves. There are a few caves in New Zealand that are truly magical and awe-inspiring when you walk around inside, and this is because the towering walls, stalagmites and stalactites are decorated with bioluminescent glow worms. The glow worm caves of New Zealand are one of the country’s up-and-coming natural attractions, so be sur.. Read More >
The fascinating wildlife in the Otago Peninsula and how to get closer to nature!
Situated on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, the Otago Peninsula is regarded as the wildlife capital of New Zealand. It’s home to some of the most unique animals in New Zealand, and is especially well-known for its seabirds, penguins and seals. If you’re a wildlife lover looking to see animals and birds that can’t be seen anywhere else, be sure not to miss these Otago Peninsula wildlife tours and experiences. (more…).. Read More >
The largest National Park in all of Australia, covering 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is one of Australia’s most spectacular places to visit. There are several reasons why you should visit Kakadu National Park. With its diverse landscapes ranging from wetlands and forests to gorges and waterfalls, Kakadu is teeming with wildlife. It’s also famous for its ancient rock art and Aboriginal heritage. As a result, the National Park has been listed twice as a UNESCO World Herita.. Read More >
One of the world’s very best city destinations, Sydney is the biggest city in Australia, with an equally large variety of landmarks, places to see and things to do (take a look at these five great attractions in Sydney for starters). Alongside the incredible sightseeing the city has to offer, there are so many fun things to do in Sydney, from adrenaline-fuelled activities to unusual attractions. Take a look at these fun places to go in Sydney for something a little different during your time in.. Read More >
China is undoubtedly a culinary giant on the world stage, with Chinese food and restaurants enjoyed all over the world, especially here in the United Kingdom. What many people don’t know is that the food in China is quite different to what has become popular over here, with several well-known dishes being quite different to the real deal in China. Getting a taste of authentic Chinese food is therefore a great reason to visit China, alongside immersing yourself in its incredible scenery, h.. Read More >