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Autumn on the Yangtze River (photo album)

Not too hot, not too cold – now is the perfect time to book a cruise on the Yangtze River.   Qutang Gorge is 5 miles long, the shortest but also the most scenic section. At its narrowest points, sometimes no more than 165 feet wide, Read more…

 
 
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Taj Mahal by MoonLight 2017

Full moon dates in the 2017 are as follows, so you can apply to see the Taj Mahal by moonlight on these dates plus 2 days before and 2 days after; 11th January 2017 10th February 2017 12th March 2017 10th April 2017 10th May 2017 Read more…

 
 
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Walking on the Great Wall of China

Wrongly convinced that the Great Wall of China is visible from the Moon I was expecting it to be just here, in front of the car which dropped as at the base of the Wall. Overexcited and tired from the long flight, I was searching around Read more…

 
 
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Recommended Beijing Hotels

Our Top Three Beijing Hotels Grand Hotel Beijing – very centrally located and adjacent to Raffles and East Chang’an Avenue, and the price is much better compared to other hotels of a similar standard in the neighbourhood. The charm is that you can see the Forbidden City if Read more…

 
 
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The Dazu Rock Carvings, China

The Dazu rock carvings, one of China’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are situated between Chengdu and Chongqing in the southern part of China, in Sichuan Province, and they are as famous as the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, the Yungang Grottoes and Longmen Grottoes. There Read more…

 
 
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The Great Wall of Qi

If you haven’t seen the more familiar sections of the Great Wall of China around Beijing you could easily mistake this section for the real thing. The towers are there, the uneven steps and the sinuous snaking across the hilltops remind you of the real Great Wall, the one listed Read more…

 
 
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Kovacica, centre of Serbian folk art

We crossed the only bridge in Belgrade over the Danube River – the old metal, heavy thing built in 1935.  Once on the other side of Belgrade we continued towards Pancevo city, well known for its accident-prone factories which sometimes pollute the whole of Belgrade. As Read more…

 
 
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Delhi – independent stopover tours

If you have a few hours to spare between flights at Delhi and you already have an Indian visa, you can make a quick sortie to enjoy your own Delhi city tour instead of hanging around the airport. And the shopping is better too! It costs Read more…

 
 
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New UNESCO sites in China

Honghe Hani Rice Terraces 1,300 years ago the Hani tribe settled in this remote corner of southern Yunnan between the Hong River and Ailao Mountain, a beautiful but inhospitable landscape. Traditional farming was not possible on the steep mountain slopes that were sometimes near-vertical, but the Read more…

 
 
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Happy Birthday to the Magna Carta

Today, 15 June 2013, marks the 798th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. We went to the small and charming Runnymede in Surrey where King John signed  the Magna Carta on the 15th June 1215, prompted unwillingly by the barons in order to protect Read more…

 
 
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Baby Travel Guide for Kosovo

Visas You need a valid passport to travel into Kosovo, and citizens of the UK, EU and US can stay up to 90 days. Be aware if you are travelling on into Serbia from Kosovo you may be refused entry into Serbia if you have a Read more…

 
 
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Independent Stopover Tours in Bangkok

For first-time visitors to Bangkok the best part of the city to explore for a few hours is the Old City, Rattanakosin, where you’ll find the Royal Palace and several of the greatest temples in the country. It’s easy to get to independently from Suvarnabhumi Airport Read more…

 
 
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THE SHARD, the vertical beauty of London

“How fast is the lift?”  I asked “6 meters a second!” Someone behind me said they were Ferrari lifts and we laughed nervously. We were in one of these dark futuristic lifts with smouldering lights. It felt like we were about to take off to a different planet. There were no Read more…

 
 
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5 minutes travel guide to China

Visas If you are a British passport holder you will need a visa to travel to China. You can obtain one from the Chinese Embassy in London, and should enclose one passport-sized photograph and the applicable fee of around £30. Please ensure you have a full Read more…

 
 
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8 free things to do in Tokyo

1. Free entrance to the observation decks of Tokyo’s tallest towers! See Mount Fuji on a clear day from the 45th floors of the Tokyo Metropolitain Government Towers, 799 ft above the city streets! Toei Subway Oedo Line, Tochomae Station, Tokyo Subway Tocho Station, exit 4, Read more…

 
 
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5 minutes Vietnam travel guide

Health There are no compulsory vaccinations for travel to Vietnam, but talk to your GP about whether you should consider Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Polio vaccinations or a course of anti-malaria tablets. If you are on prescription medication, you should carry a note from your Read more…

 
 
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5 free things to do in Kyoto

1. Two Rival Temples – Higashi Hongan-ji and Nishi Hongan-ji Conveniently close to Kyoto Station are these two rival temples, the Higashi one of the largest wooden buildings in the world and reopening in October 2009 after major renovation, and the more ornate Nishi designated as Read more…

 
 
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The Best Time to Travel to China

Did you know that London and Beijing are at the same latitude but the climate of these two cities differ wildly. London is an all year round destination but the best time to visit Beijing is in the spring or autumn, the summers in Beijing being Read more…

 
 
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5 Minutes Travel Guide to Serbia

Getting there The main airport in Serbia is in the capital city, Belgrade, and it is named after the Serbian scientist Nicola Tesla. It’s avery small airport and quite close to the city centre. Once you are out of the building don’t let yourself be persuaded Read more…

 
 
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam

Cultural Complex of Hué Monuments (UNESCO site since 1993) Hoi An Ancient Town (UNESCO site since 1999) My Son Sanctuary (UNESCO site since 1999) The Cultural Space of Gong in the Central Highlands (UNESCO site since 2005) Nha nhac (the Royal Refined Music) of Hue (UNESCO Read more…

 
 
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Festivals in China

There are lots of Festivals taking place throughout the year in China. One very popular Festival is in Harbin from the 4th January, when the Opening Ceremony takes place of the Harbin Ice Festival. The temperature drops well below 26 C and regardless of how many Read more…

 
 
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5 Temples of China

Temples are not just places for tourists, or places or worship – they are the embodiment of Chinese history, culture, tradition, art… My favourite temple in China is the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai not because it’s the most famous temple but because I had a Read more…

 
 
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How to get around Beijing by taxi

The most convenient way to get around Beijing is by taxi. Taxi drivers these days usually speak basic English, but if you are unlucky and your driver just smiles at you make sure you always have with you the name of your hotel written in Chinese  Read more…

 
 
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How to use public transport in Beijing – the buses

Until recently you had to speak Chinese in order to use a bus in Beijing, but Chinese Tourism have introduced a Yiktong Card which means “one card pass” in Chinese. It is similar to the Oyster Card used by TfL in London, Singapore’s EZ-Link, and Hong Read more…

 
 
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Hong Kong’s top Museums – Kowloon

Are you flying to South East Asia with a stopover in Hong Kong and you have half a day to kill before your next flight? Or, you’ve been to Hong Kong already and seen the major sights, and want something different? Then read this, and keep Read more…