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Five reasons to visit Banaue in the Philippines

Today, I’d like to introduce you the two Polish travel bloggers behind eTramping. Agness and Cez have recently visited the Philippines and are keen to share the beauty of the rural areas, the little towns and villages. Here are five reasons to visit Banaue. The Philippines is a top travel destination in Asia. Main reasons? [...]

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Monday Memory: A day at the lake in Beijing

In 2002, Alex and I went to China to bring home our new daughter/sister. While waiting for all the paperwork to be finalised, we passed the time, about a week all in all, having a closer look at Beijing and surrounds. Luckily Cat was – and still is – an easy-going child. On the other [...]

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World at a Glance: Fare adjustment

Haven’t paid sufficient fare for your transport? In Tokyo, you won’t get a fine. Instead there’s fare adjustment machines, or norikoshi seisan-ki. Usually, when you haven’t paid sufficient fare (or any fare) – whether by mistake or on purpose – chances are, if you do get caught, you’ll have to pay a fine; one which [...]

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Qutub Minar: the leaning tower of Delhi

The 72.5-metre-tall red sandstone and marble Qutub Minar is the tallest structure in Delhi, and the tallest brick minaret in the world. It’s also an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture and one of the major sights in the Indian capital. When we visited, it seemed to be equally popular with foreign and local visitors. Construction [...]

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World at a Glance: A Victorian Mosque in Malaysia

Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is the state mosque of the state of Johor in southern Malaysia, just across the border from Singapore. Notice how this Islamic house of worship is built, at least partly, in a Victorian English style? There are other influences as well, of course – Moorish, and Malay – but look at [...]

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Colonial Delights in Goa

As you might know, I’m intrigued by Goa. Haven’t made it there yet, but here Julie Cheung shares an experience at a country house in this former Portuguese colony in India. Goa is a mystical land of monsoons, rice paddies, breathtaking beaches, intriguing markets and colonial history and I was lucky enough to experience the [...]

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Fatehpur Sikri: UNESCO’s Ghost Town

Akbar wanted Fatehpur Sikri to be the most beautiful city ever built. But style won over substance; no easy access to water. The city was soon abandoned.

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