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James in China: Xian, Shanghai And 8,000 Uniquely Mind-Blowing Terracotta Warriors

Posted 2 years ago in Asia

“We all really felt as though Xian was what we expected from a Chinese city and initial thoughts were that we were going to enjoy it here…”. After the dense smog, the ludicrous scale of Beijing and the stunning scenery surrounding the Great Wall, it was time for @JamesOD09’s China adventure, hurtling south to Xian, …

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REVEALED: The 12 Hottest Destinations For Irish Travellers in 2018

Posted 2 years ago in Asia

12. Kadavu, Fiji Did you know Fiji is close to having an island for every day of the year? There are 332 chunks of impossible beauty, although only 106 of them have permanent residents. Fiji’s capital, Suva is only a 4-hour flight from Sydney and for the thousands of Irish living on Australia’s East Coast, …

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James in China: Challenging The Stereotype And Being Blown Away By The Great Wall

Posted 2 years ago in Asia

As the most populated country in the world, it’s practically impossible to think you understand or ‘know’ China without visiting it for yourself. For our global wanderer James, it’s was never a country at the top of his list (unlike Iceland, Kenya and the Middle East) but when opportunity knocks to experience somewhere new, dive …

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10 Natural Wonders Around The Globe That Are Criminally Underappreciated

Posted 2 years ago in Asia

Who’s in charge of the ‘Wonders of the World’ list anyway? We have a real bee in our bonnet that having seven official “Wonders of the World” is a crime against some stunning places deserving of a spot. Frankly, we’re not having it. Between us, we’ve seen hundreds of genuinely astonishing, awe-inspiring places worthy of …

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Weird Travel: Three Chinese Women Fly To South Korea For Plastic Surgery, Can’t Get Home Again!

Posted 2 years ago in Asia

The award for most ridiculous travel story of the week goes to…these three! The three girls, all in their 20’s decided to head to South Korea together where the costs of plastic and cosmetic surgery are extremely cheap and represents a booming consumer economy. Unfortunately for the pals, they surgery left them ‘slightly’ swollen (we …

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