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5 spectacular places to visit in Vietnam for nature and outdoor lovers

The nature in Vietnam has made the country one of the most popular to visit in Asia, along with its food, culture and people. From pristine beaches to lush rainforests, towering mountains, patchworks of rice paddies and thousands of islands, Vietnam’s natural landscapes are some of the world’s most beautiful, making them a must-visit for any lover of nature and the outdoors. Here are some of the b..

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Great ways to explore Fraser Island, a sandy paradise in Australia

Found just off the coast of Queensland in Australia, Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, at a whopping 120 kilometres long. With its beaches, cliffs, rainforests and pools, there are a whole host of wonderful things to do on Fraser Island for adventurers and lovers of the outdoors. Discover Fraser Island and its truly unique landscape – read on to find out what to do on Fraser Island..

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6 unmissable sights when visiting China

With the world’s biggest population, China is one of the world’s most fascinating countries, its billions of people having created a rich history, an interesting culture and some of the world’s most incredible sights. It’s this that makes China a must-visit, and if you’re wondering what to see in China, there are several places across this wonderful country that may make your shortlist. Here are t..

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Spectacular sights to see in Agra, India: home of the Taj Mahal

Found on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Uttar Pradesh region, Agra has become one of the most popular cities to visit in India, with tourists flocking here from all over the world. It boasts a rich legacy of the former Mughal empire, which has left behind beautiful buildings, forts and tombs, and you could spend hours browsing the bustling chowks (marketplaces) for unique souvenirs. If you’r..

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Visiting Japan for the first time? Follow these useful tips

Japan is one of the world’s most fascinating countries, where the contrast between its imperial history and its futuristic technological developments will simply blow your mind. From historic cities such as Kyoto and the serenity of its mountains and hot springs to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and the country’s many unique quirks, going to Japan for the first time is an unbelievable experience...

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6 breath-taking must-visit caves in South Africa

Featuring some of the most astounding rock formations, the world’s oldest lifeforms encased in fossils, and ancient paintings chronicling the lives of prehistoric tribes, everyone needs to visit South Africa’s caves at least once in their lifetime. From vast chambers to caverns which can only be accessed by crawling through tunnels, here are the best caves in South Africa to visit for anyone seeki..

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7 of the best Yarra Valley wineries in Australia and why you should visit them

Around an hour outside of Melbourne, you’ll find one of the finest wine regions in all of Australia: the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley wineries are highly-renowned and known as some of the best in the world, particularly well-known for their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. If your dream day involves tasting a selection of fine wines and relaxing with a glass in hand overlooking sunny..

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7 of the best ways to discover Milford Sound in New Zealand

A breath-taking fjord in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island, Milford Sound is an unmissable place to visit in New Zealand, with its stunning landscapes including the Mitre Peak mountain, rainforests, and plummeting waterfalls.   Whether you’re visiting Milford Sound on a day trip or staying for longer, there are several things to do in Milford Sound that give you a chance to appreci..

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How to experience the best Christmas holiday in New Zealand

To quote Andy Williams, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, with Christmas just a few short weeks away. While we’re donning our Christmas jumpers and there’s a chance of a white Christmas here in the UK, Christmas in New Zealand falls in the midst of summer, meaning that New Zealand Christmas traditions are quite different to ours. So how does New Zealand celebrate Christmas? Read on to find..

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6 ways to celebrate the New Year in Australia in style

Another year has just flown by and in just a few short weeks, we’ll be marking the end of another decade and welcoming in 2020. Australia is one of the first countries to welcome in the New Year, and New Year celebrations in Australia are renowned as some as the best in the world. The Aussies certainly know how to put on a good party, and you’ll find some brilliant New Years Eve events in towns an..

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