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Discovering the Less-Known Paradise of Japan

Rail travel in Japan is a joy. It’s about grabbing ekiben boxes chock full of delicious treats from station concourses, smiling as blue-uniformed conductors deliver 45o bows, and then levitating internally to the g-forces of Shinkansen bullet trains that blur rice-fields and maple forests into abstract shades of greenness. It’s about fast, modem trains with timetables you can set your watch to. Continue reading

Discover the Sri Lanka’s National Parks

Sri Lanka is one of the best places in Asia for seeing wildlife. It is also one of the best all-round wildlife destinations in the world thanks to the mix of big game, marine life and varied landscapes. It is a country rich with endemic wildlife packed into a compact area. A very good tourism infrastructure helps too. Continue reading

The Outstanding Experience of Europe by Train

Water lapped the edge of the pavement with such a steady rhythm I was, temporarily, hypnotised by it. Tiny waves leapt up and down, slow and steady, as though peeking up at me to get a better look. It was only when a water taxi passed by, thrusting its frothy wake towards me, that the spell was broken, and I lifted my eyes to see the camera-wielding passengers inside looking back at me. Continue reading

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Discover the Off-Limits Treasures of Bhutan

Since 287 foreign travellers set foot in previously off-limits Bhutan in 1974, tourism has flourished -numbers topped 209,000 in 2016. The Buddhist kingdom is keen to protect those Himalayan landscapes and cliff-perched monasteries through regulated tours. But more of Bhutan is opening up soon, thanks to new Drukair flights linking the main hub of Paro with the lush eastern area of Yongphulaand. Continue reading

Wildfitness Zanzibar, Tanzania: Tropical Forests & Entertainment

With tropical forests, white sands and turquoise shallows, feel the freedom of nature at Wildfitness Zanzibar. Share a life-changing fun-filled adventure with friends in the tranquil Chwaka Bay. The retreat was developed with the natural beauty of Zanzibar’s environment in mind: snorkel amidst turquoise waters, stretch out on empty beaches and sweat it up with high intensity workouts. Continue reading

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