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10 reasons why you need to hop on a plane to Langkawi right now

We’ve got 99 problems but these islands ain’t one.
An archipelago of 99 islands off the coast of Malaysia, Langkawi is the perfect place to escape the mundane 9-5.

1. Beach life

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FOOD PORN: 15 Malaysian dishes to lust over

Ahhh Malaysia, an absolute foodie haven, where you’ll want to be eating six meals a day just to try everything on offer! With fusions of flavour from neighbouring countries and street vendors putting their own spin on dishes, you can rest assured your taste buds will never be bored. So get your baggy top/ stretchy shorts at the ready and prepare to indulge in some of the punchiest flavours of Southeast Asia….
1. Curry Laksa

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Inspiring, immersive, intoxicating India.

Today’s blog comes from Tom Barber over at Bamba Experience, he’s a pro on all things Asia and he’s here to tell us a little bit about India…

India is a vibrant mix of a thousand cultures packed together shoulder to shoulder, all intensely humming to the tune of a different beat. It is a place that on immediate arrival assaults all the senses and bombards the brain. It is quite simply impossible not to be swept up in the beauty, the chaos and the adventure. Limitlessly kind and abhorrently cruel, scenes of the most majestic beauty vie for your gaze amongst pictures of squalid heartache. The impossibly tranquil and calm sit aside the horn-tooting buzz of the hectic. India is travel. India is exploration and India is one of a kind.
Goa
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Made in Taiwan: 8 things you didn’t know about Taiwan

One of our favourite new travel destinations, here are 10 Taiwanese lessons on life, love and garbage trucks. It’s time to embrace the strange.

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Taiwan’s top 5 themed restaurants

When a city is a melting pot of some of the world’s boldest cultures – China, Japan, Southeast Asia and America – you can bet a few bob that something weird might come out of it. In Taipei, Taiwan’s eclectic and altogether gorgeous capital, it comes in the shape of their now iconic themed restaurants. Some come and go (you can no longer drink your beer through an IV drip at the hospital-themed DS Music Restaurant – boo), others are standing the test of time. Fun, colourful, tacky, bear-shaped… it’s all here.

Modern Toilet

For anyone who’s ever wanted to eat curry out of a toilet bowl. So you come in, you sit down on a toilet, you eat off a sink and you drink out of colourful urinal-shaped cups (for an extra fee). So far, so gross? Believe it or not, this is actually one of Taipei’s most popular themed haunts. And though they do their level best to make the food look like you’ve just passed it (the chocolate ice cream is a delight), credible sources tell us it’s not all that bad. Appetisers include poop meatballs.

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