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Where to Find the Best Street Food In Asia

Travelling in Asia is an eye opening and exciting adventure in anyone’s book; the mountains, the beaches, the people… it’s about as far away from life in the UK as you can get, it’s travelling in its most raw form.

For many a traveller, no trip to the world’s largest continent would be complete without sampling the local cuisine, and the best place to do this? The street.

Street carts reign supreme in much of Asia, and here our top tips for some of the slightly less well known, but totally delicious, dishes for you to try on your next Asian adventure!

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Everest Base Camp: Here’s Summit to Think About…

On this day 60 years ago, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the very first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest; a pretty amazing achievement by anyone’s standards.

To celebrate their accomplishment, we’re taking a look at how you can get in on the Everest action, on a trek to Everest Base Camp.

There’s no doubt about it, the trek to Base Camp isn’t for the faint hearted, it’s tough, but the rewards are massive. Imagine coming so breathtakingly close to the top of the world, it’s one of those once in a life time adventures that you’ll be replaying in your mind for the rest of your days.

If you’re interested in adventure, then Everest is within your reach….

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The Best, and Most Scoffable Sweet Treats from Around the World

It’s time to talk about one of my favourite things, food. More specifically, one of my favourite types of food – calorific, delicious, sickly sweet stuff.

One of the best things about travelling is getting to sample different food from around the world, things you may never have tried, or even heard of before, but also things that you may eat quite often here in the UK with either a different or more authentic spin.

With sweets and cakes being one such example. You can go to any shop round the corner from your house and buy something tasty and a little bit sickly, but there are so many more delicious varieties and concoctions out there waiting to be savoured.

To give you a bit of an introduction to some of the yummiest, here is a count down of our choice of the best, and most scoffable sweet treats from around the world.


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Our Favourite 12, Super Affordable, 1 Week Adventures

‘I want a holiday’. How many times have you uttered that sentence so far this year? For me, it’s got to be around 26 times (yep I’m boring myself as well as everyone else).

If you’re in my position but your bank balance is out to spoil your fun, then you should find this list of affordable adventures pretty interesting.

Here are 12 of our best value, week long, adventures, meaning that you can get away on the kind of awesome experience you’ve been jealously hearing about from your friends for the past few months. Which one’s caught your eye?

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Win a 14-day Tour of India for 2, Including Return Flights, or One of 20 Life of Pi DVD Runner-Up Prizes

To celebrate the release of Life of Pi on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD this April 29th we’ve teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to offer one lucky person the chance to win their own journey of a lifetime – a 14-day tour through India including return flights! And the best bit? You get to bring a friend with you too!

If you’d like to experience magnificent India on the fantastic Temples, Tigers and Wildlife Adventure all you need to do is head over to our website and enter the competition now!

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