Asia

Indonesia Spends £22,000 On Paint To Transform ‘Slum’ Village! The Result Is Glorious

Posted 6 days ago in Asia

1 min readHave you ever heard of the small Indonesian village of Kampung Pelangi? Of course you haven’t. Until now you’d be entirely justified in your ignorance as the entirely unremarkable and pretty grim looking ‘slum village’ is hardly a listed travel hotspot that can compare with Bali.

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Ranking The Best City Stopovers On The Way East

Posted 18 days ago in Asia

11 min readDublin to Tokyo? 9,579km. Dublin to Sydney? 17,204km. Dublin to Auckland? 18,167km. You don’t need us to tell you that’s a monster distance and unsurprisingly, you won’t be able to from A to B without a stopover. Long haul stopovers are either a painful and necessary evil or a massive opportunity to explore … Continue reading Ranking The Best City Stopovers On The Way East

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CHOSEN: J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador For A Dream Assignment!

Posted a month ago in Asia

3 min readAPPLICATION UPDATE: Thank you all so much to the hundreds of brilliant applications to become our J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador. Your talent, creativity and personalities really shone through and we were genuinely amazed by the standard of entries. Unfortunately, due to volume we are not able to reply to all applicants but we … Continue reading CHOSEN: J1 Thailand Travel Ambassador For A Dream Assignment!

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The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It

Posted a month ago in Asia

4 min readBackpacking is the dream, but don’t let those inevitably difficult moments as you explore the world on a shoestring cloud your judgement of how lucky you are to be on this adventure. There is something impossibly appealing about the ‘one-way ticket and let’s see what happens’ philosophy when it comes to travel. We … Continue reading The ‘Begpacking’ Phenomenon: It’s Not Cool So Don’t Do It

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Five Incredible Adventures You Can Save Big On This Week!

Posted 2 months ago in Asia

3 min readYou just cannot beat that feeling of getting it all booked and beginning your countdown to the next adventure. Not having something on the horizon is a form of non-lethal torture and most of the time, that torture is reserved for times when the bank balance does not compute. Being a travel addict … Continue reading Five Incredible Adventures You Can Save Big On This Week!

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Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise

Posted 2 months ago in Asia

11 min readNow that’s Paddy’s Day has been safely negotiated it’s time to really start thinking about what you want out of your next holiday. You’ve battled through a good four months or more of the dark nights, howling wind and lashing rain that is an Irish winter so let’s rule out something cold shall … Continue reading Discovering Bali: Just Kassi’s Week Long Visit To Paradise

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The Top 10 Best Countries To Visit, By The Woman Who’s Visited All 196

Posted 3 months ago in Asia

3 min readA while ago, we ran a feature on ultimate traveller, Cassie De Pecol who was on the home straight towards being the first woman to visit every country in the world (and in the quickest time). Well, on 2nd Feb 2017 she completed her Expedition 196 when she visited Yemen, the final country … Continue reading The Top 10 Best Countries To Visit, By The Woman Who’s Visited All 196

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Myanmar At A Glance: Top Tips For Visiting Southeast Asia’s Secret Haven

Posted 4 months ago in Asia

6 min readIt’s been seven years or so since Myanmar dropped it’s sanctions and started openly welcoming travellers to it’s stunning scenery, temples and way of life. In that time, the nation formerly (and properly more commonly) known as Burma, has blossomed as a tourist destination. A welcome escape from 21st century stresses and a country … Continue reading Myanmar At A Glance: Top Tips For Visiting Southeast Asia’s Secret Haven

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Unlocking The Secrets of Myanmar: Exploring Southeast Asia’s Least Travelled Nation

Posted 4 months ago in Asia

9 min readNo matter where in the world makes your Bucket List, there’s always something more exciting about stepping upon less common ground. For every Italy, there is a Bulgaria. For every Brazil, there is an Ecuador. For every Thailand, there is a Myanmar. A beautiful nation, emerging from a troubled past, the nation formerly … Continue reading Unlocking The Secrets of Myanmar: Exploring Southeast Asia’s Least Travelled Nation

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10 Destinations Set To Have Their Biggest Year For Visitors in 2017

Posted 5 months ago in Asia

7 min read2016 was a year when visitors to Ireland broke an all-time record. Over 10 million people stopped by to see the likes of Dublin, Glendalough, The Giant’s Causeway and Skellig Michael. While that’s great for them and we’re thrilled to welcome even more visitors in 2017, we can’t help but wonder where else … Continue reading 10 Destinations Set To Have Their Biggest Year For Visitors in 2017

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