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Tales from the Trails

Women in Travel – Challenges, Change & Chances

We asked four of Buffalo Tours’ female leaders to share their insights on women in travel and discuss the challenges of working in the industry, gender diversity and the empowerment of travelling. Whilst there are still many obstacles to tackle, the travel industry is slowly transforming into a more equal environment. […]

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Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

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10 Tips on How to Haggle in Asia

Travelling to Asia offers many thrills, one particular is the excitement of the barter. Haggling is a way of life throughout the continent, and when travelling through visitors have the unique opportunity to get in on the deals. However, many people get intimidated by the venture, as it can be both stressful and overwhelming if […]

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Glamping Asia: 7 Amazing Luxury Tented Camps in Asia

For many, the hotel is one of the most important elements of a trip but choosing one can often be overwhelming. In Asia, there is so much choice at every different level of luxury and we have undertaken the task of finding the crème de la crème so you don’t have to spend hours scouring […]

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Do's and Don’ts at Temples in Southeast Asia

When visiting sacred sites, pagodas, monasteries and temples in Southeast Asia, it is sometimes easy for travellers to forget that these are not just tourist attractions, but also sites of spiritual, cultural and national importance for the local population. Part of the reason for this is that people in these countries are generally very tolerant […]

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Responsible Travel and Child Protection in Asia

While tourism can provide a vehicle for economic growth and positive societal change, it can also have an adverse effect on local communities if we do not act responsibly. Some of the major issues contributing to the endangerment of children include the rise in child labour, begging, orphanage tourism, volunteer tourism and the sexual exploitation […]

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Offbeat Experiences in Off the Beaten Track Places

Off the beaten track travel is quickly being overtaken by an all new travel trend: offbeat experiences. While continuing to focus on the themes of uniqueness and exclusivity, offbeat experiences can be found in even the busiest of tourist centers. Think cocktail-bar-hopping in Siem Reap or rock-climbing in Halong Bay. But what about offbeat experiences […]

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5 Most Mysterious Sites in Asia

Since ancient times, the Far East has fascinated visitors with its countless secrets and mysterious monuments. Archaeological and scientific discoveries have explained many of these mysteries, but there are still some questions that go unanswered and sites that invoke feelings of baffling wonderment. Other sites are just so strange and disturbing that visitors cannot help […]

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The Story of Seuang River, Laos

Some 80 km from the UNESCO listed town of Luang Prabang, sitting between 2 rivers and surrounded by mountains and farmland is the Pak Xeng District. More than 22,000 people call the area home; 70% are native Khmu, while smaller groups of ethnic Lao Lum and Hmong make up the minority. When Graham Harper, who […]

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5 Most Amazing Gardens in Asia

Saihoji Garden, Japan This peaceful Zen Buddhist temple is home to one of the most unique gardens in the world. Said to hold more than a 120 different varieties of moss, the incredible Saihoji moss garden is the result of a lucky accident. At the center of the garden is a lake, containing three islands, […]

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Extravagant Asia: Best Heritage Hotels in Indochina

Step back in time to an era of adventure and romance, in a world where opulent palaces, mysterious temples, and luxurious colonial mansions combine to create an atmosphere of incomparable extravagance. Experience a golden age of travel, during a time when celebrities, diplomats and royalty mingled in the magnificent chandeliered ballrooms of the grand hotels of the Far […]

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A Day in the Life of a Novice Monk in Laos

It is estimated that about 1 in 3 male Laotians join a monastery for at least some period of their lives, ranging from a few months or years to an entire lifetime. Most novices enter monastic life at an early age, learning the ancient chants and sutras, while also attending a regular school with a […]

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Affordable Luxury in Luang Prabang

Luxury travel is not necessarily about staying at the most expensive hotel or dining at the most exclusive restaurants. True luxury is about simple elegance, cultural sophistication, earnestly attentive service and genuine hospitality. It is about natural and architectural beauty, the preservation of both cultural heritage and natural resources, as well as an appreciation for […]

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Epic Journeys to Take in 2017

While it often seems that New Year’s resolutions were made to be broken, the goals we always seem to reach are those involving travel. I’m sure just like us in the Buffalo Tours Travel Team, you have a wish list of destinations and experiences just waiting to be realised. So, why not add a few […]

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Southeast Asia by Plane, Train and Sea

If you have ever read Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, then you might have imagined yourself as a modern-day Phileas Fogg, travelling to exotic locales using ingenious modes of transportation. Today, travelling is easier than ever before: all you need is a plane ticket or fare for a taxi, but where […]

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