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Vietnam rice field

Q&A: How do I apply for a Vietnamese visa? [2020 Update]

If you are travelling to Vietnam, you may need to apply for a visa. Here's all the info you need to know on visa requirements, fees and how to apply.
Stupas Myanmar

8 things to see and do in Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma) is one of the most beautiful and untouched countries in Asia full of old empire opulence, grand pagodas, natural wonders and a predominantly Buddhist population.
Kaiseki meal at Kameya in Yunohama

4 reasons for foodies to fall in love with Shonai region, Japan

The Shonai region in Japan has an abundance of natural resources that locals have spent centuries harnessing in preparing delicious dishes.
Elephants

Ethical Elephant Centres in Thailand where the word “sanctuary” is more than a marketing ploy

Thailand has around 3000 captive elephants, with over 200 centres scattered throughout the country, and it’s important to support only those who have a high standard of care.
Cuisine in northern Japan

A culinary journey through the Aomori Prefecture of northern Japan

The Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan may be famous for its ski resorts, but is also a spectacular destination for food tourism. We take a closer bite.
Entrance Shikikan Saito

Hotel review: Shikikan Saito, Hachimantai, Japan

Shikikan Saitoh is a traditional Japanese guesthouse nestled in a secluded forest in Japan’s Tohoku region and offers the full onsen experience.

Travel Advice: Is it safe to travel to China after Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan? UPDATE

As China tries to contain the spread of Coronavirus the Foreign Office has warned against all but essential travel to Wuhan.
Mergui archipelago

Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar (Burma): The ultimate island escape?

Keith Lyons goes in search of the perfect stretch of sand on the Mergui Archipelago, and finds more on land and below water.
Yufuin

Hot Springs in Kyushu Japan

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture, visiting the country’s largest collection of hot springs, or onsen, and sleeping in ryokan, traditional hotels, on the island of Kyushu
Yuanjiajie Flower Girl

Exploring the province of Hunan, China

Hunan is famous as the birthplace of Mao Zedong but it’s also a place of natural wonders, its unique landscape inspiring James Cameron’s movie Avatar.

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