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Beating the Heat in Bali

Bali enjoys warm temperatures year round, which can be a welcome retreat for those from colder climes. But the heat and humidity can also be a shock to the system. So, let us help you discover some fun ways to beat the heat in Bali that don’t include air-conditioned hotel rooms! If you’re planning a […]

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RTA2016: A Special Experience with Guide School Indonesia

Three months ago we introduced the inspiring Indonesia team at the very start of their new guide school program. The 9 students chosen to become Indonesia’s Destination Ambassadors have now completed their theory training and will move on to three months of supervised touring. Marketing Manager Mike Ellis was lucky enough to meet the group […]

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What NOT to Eat in Asia!

Source Travelling is all about new experiences, meeting new people and trying new food. However, there are some foods that you should stay away from, not because they look strange, taste bad, or make you sick, but because they are made from animals that have been hunted to the brink of extinction. While we may […]

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5 Amazing Animal Sanctuaries in Asia

Visiting animal sanctuaries in Asia can be a great way to learn about local wildlife, as well as to support rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Although most sanctuaries offer only limited access to animals, it is usually possible to view them from a distance and in some instances to feed and otherwise interact with the animals in a […]

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Responsible Luxury: Best Nature Lodges and Eco-Resorts in Asia

What could be more enjoyable than a relaxing holiday in a secluded lodge, surrounded by fascinating wildlife and spectacular scenery? If you can have world-class luxury accommodation, that is both eco-friendly and supports animal conservation at the same time, then we think you are off to a good start. That is why we have prepared […]

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Contemporary Art Museums in Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand

Source One of the most appealing aspects of Asia is the extreme juxtaposition of its ancient monuments and primordial jungles, with the almost futuristic development of its urban centers. Any tour of the region is incomplete without fully experiencing both of these seemingly contradictory worlds. This is why visiting a great contemporary art museum is the […]

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A Local’s Guide to What to Eat in Bali, Indonesia

Bali has, in recent years, become sophisticated in its selection of dining options.  Whether you choose to eat in local ‘warungs’ or in fine dining establishments, the question of what to eat in Bali is not a difficult one. Food prices vary from ludicrously cheap, with a whole meal and drinks for just a couple […]

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Top 5 Best Fusion Foods in Asia

Asia is known for having some of the best food in the world. Whether you prefer spicy Malaysian curry, healthy Thai salads, or flavourful Vietnamese noodles, this region has something for everyone. Trade and migration between countries, as well as the cultural influences of colonialism, have created many foods that combine the best of both […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Island Hopping Indonesia

With more than 17,000 islands to choose from, planning a beach vacation in Indonesia is both incredibly easy and incredibly hard. It’s easy because you can find beautiful beaches just about anywhere in the country. The difficulty is in choosing one and, beyond the white, pink and black sand beaches, what else is there to do? […]

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Our Expert Travel Tips for Your First Trip to Bali

Our in destination experts are full of wisdom and advice about their countries and love sharing that information with you to help you make the most of your trip. This expert guide, full of insider tips, will give you everything you need to know for your first trip to Bali. The Best Time to Visit Bali […]

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Travel Update: Indonesia’s New Visa Waiver for Australians

Curious how Indonesia’s new visa waivers will change your travels? We answered your questions about the change, and what you need to know before your next trip! As of the 21st of March this year, Indonesia will allow citizens of Australia, and many other nations, to enter Indonesia visa-free for up to 30 days. This means that there is […]

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The Places In Between: A Peek at Everyday-Bali

The highlights of a destination –its beaches, temples, mountains, etc, are only one part of the experience that encompasses a “journey”. The thrill of traveling begins and ends, more often than not, in the places that you never think of before going there –the back-street alleys filled with friendly locals, the dusty road-side stops, and the […]

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