Posts Categorized: Asia

How to book the Trans-Siberian

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There is nothing quite like the romance and adventure of train travel, particularly on the longest train journey in the world – the Trans-Siberian railway. This train journey is one of the best ways to see some of the less-explored parts of Russia. It is a truly unique experience to hop on a train in… Read more »

3 tricks to avoid the crowds at the Great Wall of China

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With almost 11 million visitors per year, it might feel like an impossible task to get away from the crowds and experience the Great Wall of China without the tourists. But is it in fact possible? Can you explore the Great Wall of China in relative peace and quiet? Here are 3 tricks to help you beat… Read more »

Travel Blogging Conferences 2016

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One of the best ways to achieve your travel blogging resolutions for the new year is by attending travel blogging conferences. There are scores of different conferences held around the world each year, but some are better than others, particularly for different stages in your blogging career. These are some of the best travel blogging conferences… Read more »

7 things I learnt in Mongolia

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When Sue and I were planning our Trans-Mongolian adventure, it was the ‘Mongolian’ part of the trip that excited me the most. Despite this, I didn’t really know what to expect. Here are a few Mongolian facts and tales of adventure that I learnt along the way (for Mongolian visa details and what to do when… Read more »

8 things you didn’t know about bear bile farming

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Have you ever heard of bear bile farming? I hadn’t until a chance encounter with an Animals Asia representative at TBEX Bangkok. After that, I was hungry to learn more about the bear bile trade and the work they are doing to stop this abuse. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about bear bile farming, but will… Read more »

Stolen passport, how to cope: Guest Post

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I’m a bit of a travel snob. I’m the person that secretly (but loudly) judges you when you do a travel tour. What’s that you purchased six Lonely Planet books on special? Bless. What? You haven’t had surprise meat prepared on a random island off of New Caledonia? That’s cute. All hail Sue the Queen of #authentic travel!… Read more »

Human trafficking: The hidden victims of supply and demand

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Human trafficking is a crime which effects virtually every country around the world, not just developing countries. While efforts to protect victims and prosecute traffickers are improving internationally, millions of people continue to live in slavery and progress to protect victims and prosecute offenders has been relatively slow. What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is… Read more »