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Packing for Summer in Asia

Summer in Asia is not just hot, but usually unfathomably humid too. Most countries in Asia, being highly spiritual nations, are also quite conservative. So, when it comes to packing for summer in Asia, how do you stay cool and respectful at the same time? Here are a few tips from our diverse team of […]

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Discovering Wellness Travel in Asia

Travel and holidays have always been a time to relax and rejuvenate. A time to leave aside your busy work  schedule and home life, along with all the deadlines and stress that come with them, and take time for yourself, your family and your friends. Whether you escape by immersing yourself in culturally unique locales […]

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10 Best Hotels for Couples in Asia

Diamonds are overrated. Flowers and chocolate are cliché. If you really want to give the love of your life the ultimate token of your affection, then nothing can compare to surprising him or her with a romantic getaway to one of Asia’s most exotic and alluring destinations. To assist you with your romantic endeavors, we have prepared a list of […]

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Responsible Wildlife Photography Tips

In the spirit of Wildlife Month we got in touch with one of our favourite photographers to discuss wildlife photography tips for Asia. Palani Mohan is an Indian born photographer who grew up in Australia and gained his big break through a newspaper competition. He was lucky enough to win the competition at 17 years […]

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3 Special Ways to Experience a Culture Through Its Food

Strolling along the streets of Hanoi, Beijing or Bangkok at lunch time, with restaurants spilling out onto the pavements, packed with locals slurping and talking their way through steaming bowls of unpronounceable foods, you’ll learn a simple lesson in local culture. Food, in Asia, is important. In China, “chi fan le ma”- meaning “Have you eaten?”- […]

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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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Responsible Travel Packing: Small Changes that Make a Big Difference

At Buffalo Tours we are committed to responsible travel. Whether we are conducting an audit of South East Asia’s Elephant Camps or choosing to eat in restaurants that go the extra mile, we are always striving to be better travellers to help the places we travel in. And we know that you care about responsible […]

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Buffalo Q&A: How Does Living and Travelling in Asia Change You?

Buffalo Tours’ Managing Director Matt Masson has called Asia home for 13 years, living and working in various destinations throughout the region. We sat down with him to discuss how living and travelling in Asia has changed him and how those changes manifest in those who travel here. How long have you been living in Asia […]

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How to Be a More Responsible Traveller through Local Life Experiences

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener In the Summer of 2015 Buffalo Tours launched a new range of tours to help travellers have meaningful local life experiences. These tours take you beyond the tourist track and into the […]

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Travel Tips Infographic: 6 Ways to Learn Through Travel

6 Easy Ways You Can Learn Through Travel Your bags are packed and you’re headed out the door – what are you looking forward to for this upcoming trip? Are you excited to try out new sizzling dishes, visit new sites and escape reality, if only for a little while? When you travel, the opportunity […]

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Tips from a Tour Guide: Tipping in Asia

Tipping in a foreign country can be difficult, with some countries finding the custom offensive and others considering it essential. We share tipping guidelines from tour guides themselves in some of the most popular destinations in Asia. There’s so much to learn in a new country, from customs and traditions to etiquette and manners. Add to this […]

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Buying Guide: Traditional Hmong Textiles

The Hmong people are recognisable from their bright, detailed dress, much of which is readily available to buy as souvenirs. We share seven simple steps to buying traditional Hmong clothes and textiles that benefits both you and the Hmong community. The Hmong are an ethnic group that are thought to originate from the plains of Tibet and Mongolia, […]

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Commonly Forgotten Packing Essentials for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia can be a tricky place to pack for with different climates, cultures and activities across the region. We’ve put together a list of packing essentials that should be in every suitcase en-route to Asia. You’ve got your sunglasses, swimsuit and flipflops, but what else do you need to pack for a trip to Southeast Asia? We’ve […]

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Wildlife Close Encounters: Do’s and Don’ts

Do you like the sound of wildlife tourism in Asia but you’re not sure what’s animal-friendly and what’s not? We’ve created this wildlife do’s and don’t infographic to answer all of your questions. The do’s and don’ts of interacting with wildlife can be a bit of a minefield. There are activities that don’t seem harmful to animals when they […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: Asia Guide to Souvenirs: Wildlife Edition

How can smarter choices for souvenirs help protect Asia’s endangered wildlife? We teamed up with Animals Asia to create top tips for making wildlife-friendly choices in Asia! Spend just a few days travelling in Asia, and you’ll soon learn about the “world’s most expensive coffee”. Called ‘kopi luwak’, the story behind this prized bean is […]

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