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Travel Guide to Hua Hin, Thailand

Travel Guide to Hua Hin, Thailand

The resort town of Hua Hin, which is located 265 km (165miles) south of Bangkok, is one of Thailand’s oldest resort towns. Hua Hin was discovered in the 1920s by King Rama VI, who chose to spend his summers in the town. The construction of the southern railway during this time, further aided Hua Hin’s(…)

Travel Guide to Manila, Philippines

Travel Guide to Manila, Philippines

Manila, the capital of the Philippines is located on the east coast of Luzon Island, the largest and northernmost of all the 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines. Manila City constitutes one of the seventeen cities that make up Metro Manila, the national capital region of the Philippines. The origins of Manila can be(…)

Travel Guide to Jakarta, Indonesia

Travel Guide to Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, the pulsating capital city of Indonesia, is often used by tourists as a gateway to other popular destinations in the country. Founded more than 1500 years ago, Jakarta is today the premier city of one of the world’s fastest growing economies and like its siblings in the developing world, Jakarta also suffers from great(…)

Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, is one of the most visited destinations in Asia. Exciting, invigorating, hedonistic, chaotic, overcrowded, noisy, polluted – Bangkok is all of this and more. The city is often used by tourists as a gateway to the rest of the country and remains a firm favorite on the backpacker trail,(…)

Travel Guide to Langkawi, Malaysia

Travel Guide to Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, is the collective name given to an archipelago of 104 tropical islands located 20 miles (30km) off the northwestern tip of the Malaysian peninsula, where the Andaman Sea merges with the Straits of Malacca. Since 1990, the hard working Malaysian Tourism board has promoted the largest and most developed island of this group, Pulau(…)

Travel Guide to Cebu, Philippines

Travel Guide to Cebu, Philippines

The island province of Cebu consists of the long, narrow Cebu Island and 167 smaller, surrounding islands. Cebu city is the capital of the province of Cebu and the oldest colonial Spanish city in the Philippines. Cebu city is the second largest metropolitan city in the Philippines. Often referred to as the Majestic Queen City(…)

Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam’s small, charming capital, is situated in the heart of the Red River Delta. Founded in 1010, this ancient city of lakes became the center of government under French colonial rule in 1888. Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina for over fifty years and evidence of this regime can be seen all(…)

Travel Guide to Xian, China

Travel Guide to Xian, China

About Xian Modern-day Xian, a rather gritty, industrial city located in central, north-west China has, in recent years, become a major tourist hotspot in the country. Hordes of tourists flock to Xian all year round, to take in the awe-inspiring site of the army of terracotta warriors housed in underground vaults, which were unearthed in(…)