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About Emma Mitra

Emma is STA Travel's resident Digital Marketing Executive. When she's not writing features for the blog, you'll find her pulling together the weekly STA Travel newsletter that you love so much (what? You don't receive it? Sign up now!) Emma went on her dream trip in 2011, taking 3 months out to travel around Asia, going overland from Thailand to Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, jetting down to Indonesia, up in to Malaysia before finally flying to Beijing and making her way down to Hong Kong. Phew!

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Shakedown, Dubai

Dubai really is the perfect place to escape to for some serious relaxing in sunny luxury. If you’re flying with Emirates somewhere long-haul, then you *have* to stop over for a few days. If you want to escape winter in the UK, then you definitely have to go. Here’s your beginner’s guide to Dubai.

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Shakedown, Dubai

Where to find our favourite food in Vietnam

Vietnam has so much amazing food – but how do you know where the best places to get it are? Find out what to eat and where to get it, with our handy run down of the best street food in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi.

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Where to find our favourite food in Vietnam

49 Reasons Why New Zealand Rocks Our World

Just what is it about New Zealand? What’s all the fuss about, eh? Well, I’m going to tell you. With the help of our Twitter community, here are 49 reasons why this wonderful country rocks our world.

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49 Reasons Why New Zealand Rocks Our World

10 of the best places to park your campervan in Australia

I recently drove from Sydney to Cairns over 3 weeks in a campervan. Here’s my pick of some of the best places to camp out in Australia – a combination of places we stayed, places that other travellers raved about, and places that I’m definitely staying if I get the chance to hire a campervan Down Under again.

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10 of the best places to park your campervan in Australia

Why everyone should take a working holiday in Australia

Earlier this year, Rich Keam won the chance to head to Australia to work as a Taste Master in Western Australia for a year. Here, he tells us why he’s loving life Down Under, and why everyone should head to Australia to work while they have the chance.

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Why everyone should take a working holiday in Australia