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Ask the Experts: Best Spots for an Asia Virgin?

Welcome back to the lair of the Experts; a beehive of diverse opinions, spiced with facts, hints and tips for you and your journeys. Each week, we get together with three of our branch staff to deliberate a question from an STA Travel Blog reader.

This week, we were faced with a real eyebrow-raiser, as Sue from Romford revealed her travel ambitions and laid down the gauntlet for our Experts.

As always, if you’d like some help planning your next big trips, email our Experts a question and you could find it featured in an upcoming feature, right here on the STA Travel Blog!

Remember, this feature isn’t all about what we think; we want you to share your own ideas in the comment thread below the post!

So without further ado, please welcome Sue to the spotlight, with this week’s question…
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Roam Cambodia & Vietnam

I was chatting with STA Travel Canterbury’s Hayley Davies recently, about a tour we offer over in Indochina, called Roam Cambodia & Vietnam. In fact, back up, I lied.

To say, “I was chatting with Hayley” is grossly misleading, because in all honesty, she did all the talking. I just stood there and paddled my brain in the surf of her inspiration. Although she hasn’t done the complete trip, she’s certainly done a large chunk of it, and her insights makes for some fascinating reading.

I’ll leave it to Hayley to walk you through her experience on the tour, but don’t forget to encourage her via the comment thread below, with some ideas of your own, for when she revisits the region some time in the near future!
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Joe King with… Ricky Gervais & Karl Pilkington

Background: Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington are probably busy planning the next series of An Idiot Abroad. In order to avoid the surprises that have befallen Karl in previous series, he wants to be involved in the planning stage. Therefore, Ricky and Karl did not come into STA Travel Bath to see a consultant who is not called Joe King, but if they had

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I was tapping away at my ergonomic, custom-made keyboard, when I heard the door swing open. I looked up to see comedy legend, Ricky Gervais, and beloved buffoon, Karl Pilkington.

I jumped to my feet and greeted them, “Good morning Mr Gervais, Mr Pilkington — what brings you to STA Travel Bath today?”

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High Five…Thailand!

From the absolute madness of Bangkok to the serenity of the island beaches, Thailand will be the catalyst for a majority of your most unforgettable travelling adventures.

Home to 68.1 million of the most friendly people you’ll ever meet (it isn’t called the ‘Land of smiles’ for nothing), sun drenched beaches, thick jungles, scenic beauty and a melting pot of rich culture, Thailand has sooooo much to offer and won’t disappoint.

It’s also a foodie’s paradise; just make sure you branch out from pad thai and green curry. So what would be on my Thailand bucket list….
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Do you want to WIN an epic Asia Adventure?

What’s the best cure for the Monday Blues? Winning a competition prize that will whisk you and a friend away from your wintry perch, to the heady heart of Southeast Asia! I’ve just launched the December edition of our flagship Facebook competition, Like It & Land It and this month’s prize is a treat for travel fanatics.

We’re sending one lucky winner and their mate all the way to Bangkok, courtesy of Jet Airways, to begin the 14-day journey, Roam Bangkok to Singapore, through some of the region’s most fast-paced and mellow spots, before arriving in Singapore.

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