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Destinations

Read about our stories from around the world. From travel guides to tips for navigating a destination, get inspired and fuel your wanderlust with us.

3 Days in Osaka without bursting your budgetJapan is one of those places that everyone who's visited raves about — the friendly and polite locals, the clean streets, a gastronomic heaven but... not so...
We give ourselves two weeks to make a difference, and we expect ourselves to change someone's life. Walking through the sandy beaches of Sihanoukville, I was swarmed by tiny hands and big eyes with every step I took. They patted my thighs, pulled...
I disembarked from the plane, alone and disoriented, and shuffled my way out of Yogyakarta’s small airport, following the throngs of people streaming out into a sleepy Indonesian afternoon. Straight ahead were the taxi touts, men who were fast approaching,...
 We arrived in chilly Hangzhou in the late hours of the evening. Immediately after exiting the airport terminal, my throat was ambushed and became slightly irritated by the choking smog.Thankfully, after a few minutes waiting for a cab, my...
Last year, I spent just under a month in New Zealand, and wrote a post about how I spent 2.6k SGD over 26 days. I briefly mentioned my experience WWOOFing in New Zealand so now here's a full post on...
When I told my friends and family that I was in China (specifically Hangzhou and Nanjing), they immediately asked if I had brought Imodium. Apparently, some of them have the impression that food in China is prepared with a...
People usually plan to travel to Osaka or Kyoto for their vacations as they are more popular among tourists. However, less than an hour’s pleasant ride away by train is Nara, Japan’s first permanent capital. There are many things...
Going on safari in Africa was a childhood dream for me. I'd always imagined it as a honeymoon destination, the kind of prohibitively expensive experience that you save up your whole life for.But it isn't! And that's the whole point...
The overnight train from Hangzhou pulls up at Nanjing Train Station shortly after daybreak, and we tumble out into a chilly morning. On the way to our hotel we peer out at streets already bustling - women hawking...
As Jonathan Safran Foer eloquently puts it “Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.” Cultural cuisines are in a way, time capsules. Traditional dishes are shaped by a long history of events and appropriated to its...