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5 Fabulous Places to Ring in Chinese New Year

  • Monday, 04 February 2019

Asia’s most vibrant festival is at its best and brightest in certain cities in Asia. These are some of our favourite Chinese New Year festivals in Asia, and where to celebrate Chinese New Year in […]

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5 Street Food Tips for Safely Savouring the Flavours of Asia

Street food is an important aspect of anyone’s travels to Asia. Not only is it widespread, locally sourced, produced and consumed, it reflects longstanding culture and culinary tradition. There are a variety of informal instructions that can be followed, or safety rules for keeping a happy tummy, however, we’ve condensed it down to 5 easy […]

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A Guide to Traditional Ryokans in Japan

Staying at a ryokan is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the traditional culture and history of Japan. These prototypical Japanese inns have their origins in the 8th century A.D. when merchants would travel on foot along the public roads and highways of the country, carrying their wares from town to town. […]

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Ayutthaya

Once the capital of the powerful Kingdom of Siam, Ayutthaya is the perfect destination for visitors to Bangkok who want to immerse themselves in the ancient culture and history of Thailand. This beginner’s guide to Ayutthaya will introduce you to everything you need to know, tips and tricks, as well as the most important sites […]

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4 Alternatives to ‘Orphanage Tourism’ in Asia

Last year the term ‘orphanage tourism’ made its way deeper into the public conscience when author J. K. Rowling took to twitter to confront those in the voluntourism industry who had reached out to her. She stated, very simply, why she could never support this kind of tourism: “#Voluntourism is one of drivers of family […]

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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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What To Expect From Songkran 2017

This time next week celebrations will be in full swing for Thailand’s ecstatic water-filled New Year festivities. But, following the death of beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October of last year, what can you expect from Songkran 2017? Firstly, what is Songkran? Songkran, also known as the Water Festival, is a raucous but inherently religious festival […]

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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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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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Christmas in Singapore

If you come from a country that is cold and dark in December, then Christmas in Singapore may seem slightly surreal. The decorations are there, the streets are lined with reindeer, but all the snow is fake and Santa is wearing sunglasses. Festive ornaments hang from the palm trees and cheerful elves hand out candy […]

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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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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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5 Japanese Customs to Take Home with You

Buffalo Tours are excited to officially launch their Tokyo office and welcome our wonderful travellers to this incredible destination! We’ll be celebrating with some great Japan focused content and you can check out our tours right here now. Travelling forces you to leave your comfort zone and come face-to-face with new, sometimes baffling, customs, traditions, and […]

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Our Expert Travel Tips for Travelling to Japan for the First Time

Buffalo Tours are excited to officially launch their Tokyo office and welcome our wonderful travellers to this incredible destination! We’ll be celebrating with some great Japan focused content and you can check out some of our tours right here now. Travelling to Japan for the first time can be a daunting experience. The culture is so […]

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