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Why Bali for NYE is a great idea!

Forget about 2016 and welcome in 2017 in style, Bali style! With year round sunshine, epic waves, cultural festivities and some of the most incredible parties in the world this is where you want to be seeing the New Year in. Dance til dawn on golden sand and watch Kuta’s infamous fireworks light up the sky. Believe us when we say Bali is the ULTIMATE New Year’s celebration, you’ve still got time to book and it certainly beats queuing up for Wetherspoons!

So grab a cocktail and get ready for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve…

The weather

Escape the cold and drizzle of the UK and see the New Year in tropical style! Bali is a pretty warm climate year round, temperatures averaging around 27 degrees. So December and January will be lovely and warm, you just can’t beat popping champagne bottles in the sunshine! Just keep in mind, it’s also rainy season so there may be a couple of afternoon showers – but when’s a little rain stopped anybody drinking?

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5 reasons why we love (and hate) the sleeper train.

Here is our final blog instalment from our Thailand Adventure competition winner Mia and wow what an adventure it has been! Here are her thoughts on the infamous sleeper train…

1 Hour Chang Maiiiiii!

Train Chiang Mai
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Trekking the Northern Hill Tribes

Here is our 3rd instalment from Mia our Thailand Adventure competition winner, this is how she got on in trekking the Northern Hill Tribes of Thailand…

If you like exploring by yourself and having a laugh with a group of mates, then this is the one for you! This was the best part of my tour and I wouldn’t change any of it (except, spoiler alert, maybe the face planting on the middle of a bamboo raft bit!).

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Let’s go to the beach beach…

Check out the 2nd instalment from our Thailand Adventure competition winner Mia, she’s here telling us all about the beautiful Thai beaches…

Thailand has so much culture and lush jungle, but let’s face it who doesn’t love a good beach? With sandy beaches, turquoise waters and big shady palm trees – it really is true paradise. Here are a few picturesque locations to prove Thailand really has some of the best beaches in the world…

Mae Nam, Ang Thong Marine Park – Koh Samui

Koh Samui
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10 must try cafés and bars in Thailand!

Check out this Top 10 hit-list of cafes and bars in Thailand from our Thailand Adventure competition winner Mia. Trust us she knows where all the tasty hotspots are hidden!

1. Bangrak Café – Bangkok

Bangrak Cafe


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