How do you photograph the Hindu festival Thaipusam at Batu Caves, a site you’ve never visited before, with more than one million people in attendance?
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We arrived in Bangkok after a hellish flight on Bangkok Airways disrupted our blissful week in Phuket. We had left at noon, expecting to arrive by 1:30PM, but due to cancelled flights and delays, we didn’t arrive until 8PM. It left us with only one day to experience all of what Bangkok has to offer.
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Travelling along the South Coast is starkly different to other coastlines in Australia. With warm sandy beaches, an abundance of wildlife and relatively untouched landscapes this region offers that of the North coast but with half the crowds.
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So, you’ve made the decision to book your first vacation to Hawaii! You’re probably wondering how or where to start your planning.
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The picture many people have in their mind when they think of Australia is likely a mish-mash of Crocodile Dundee, Steve Irwin and the Simpsons episode “Bart vs. Australia”. I’ve dealt with many travellers who express mild surprise when they cruise into Melbourne or Sydney only to find themselves in a relatively modern city. The stereotype …
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Ask what to see on a Taiwan visit and – even if you’re only in Taipei for a day – night markets will always be on the list. Night markets are abundant throughout Taiwan. There are dozens of them in Taipei alone and Shilin Night Market is the best known and largest of them all.
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What if you only had one day day in Kilkenny and a local offered to show you around? We had the unique opportunity to be guests of Fáilte Ireland and Kilkenny Tourism. The tourist bureaus showed us a few things to do in Kilkenny that we might not have tried otherwise, and we fit them …
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Guimaraes. It rhymes with Gilgamesh, and to the Portuguese it’s just as historical. The city was founded in the 9th century, became the first capital of Portugal in the 12th century, and was even the birthplace of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. So we would spend a day in Guimaraes, our tour guide …
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Kissing the Blarney Stone is one of those iconic things every visitor to Ireland is expected to do, and that is precisely why I didn’t want to do it. Legend has it that the kiss gives you a little bit of blarney and you’ll become a smooth talker. Yeah, right. Truth be told, we only …
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Bohemian Switzerland is as far away from Prague life as you can imagine. It’s a fantasy world of leafy forests, deep river gorges, and oddly-shaped sandstone arches and towers.
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