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10 Reasons for Family Travel in Cebu

Cebu, Manila’s distant cousin is the adventure capital of the Philippines. Here, you will find endless options for fun activities suitable for all ages making it the perfect family destination. If you are travelling with kids and worried that you will suddenly run out of things to do as a family, worry not. Cebu will not disappoint. There is no chance of boredom once you decide to visit the “Queen City of the South”. It is but natural for parents to make sure that when the family goes somewhere together, everyone including the little ones will enjoy the place as

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Downtown Food Tour Taste Porto

Porto is one of Europe’s food mecca, and you have to experience its lip-smacking gastronomy by going for a food tour. Food tours in Porto introduce you to their local markets, petiscos (small plates) of seafood variety, meat sandwiches, sweets and pastries, and allow you to wash down morsels of food with lots of wine – naturally. I had signed up for the Downtown Food Tour with Taste Porto a year ago, and I remembered the food tour being one of my best activities in Porto. Led by a knowledgeable and fun guide and along with six travellers from the

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4 – 5 Days Itinerary in Luang Prabang

Truth be told, I hadn’t really thought much about travelling to Luang Prabang until a few months ago. I knew it was a destination that I would eventually explore but I was ‘distracted’ by other places. However, I was given an opportunity to visit Luang Prabang in early July, and after spending a couple of days in this incredibly lovely town, I had asked myself, why didn’t I visit it sooner? If you’re wondering where to go for your next holiday, have you thought about this charming UNESCO World Heritage town? Here’s how you can make the most out of

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Street Food Tour Backstreet Academy Luang Prabang

As many of you know, my blog isn’t a food blog – you don’t see many photos and posts of food. But I enjoy going for food tours to sample a variety of the local cuisine especially during the first few days of my trip as it is a good introduction to a new destination. The problem is that I have to constantly remind myself to take photos of the food because half the time, the food is already in my mouth before I get the chance to snap photos of it! But I am improving, and indeed I had

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Five Amazing Things to Do in Sleepy Town of Nong Khiaw, Laos

I love cities but I also enjoy exploring small towns and villages. Some towns make me want to leave immediately while others enfold me with their endearing ways and delightful charms. The sleepy town of Nong Khiaw, Laos won me over with its unexpected rustic and yet delightful charm so much so when I left, I was feeling wistful, wishing I had stayed more than a night. Located three hours north of Luang Prabang towards the Vietnamese border and situated in between limestone mountains on the banks of Nam Ou (Ou River), Nong Khiaw took me by surprise for a

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6 Reasons to Visit Palawan

If pure paradise is what you’re hoping to experience from your next travel destination, look no further than Palawan. This island offers some of the world’s most stunning beaches and is an ideal destination for travelers of all kinds. So, if you’re interested in world-class diving and snorkeling, a romantic getaway, a family-friendly trip, or just some much needed beach time, pack your bags and book a flight to the Philippines. There are tons of ways to plan the perfect getaway, but you can simplify things by booking from one of the many philippinestravelpackage.com’s Palawan packages available to travellers. But

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Responsible Village Tours Outside Luang Prabang

If you are planning a trip to Luang Prabang – apart from visiting its temples and night market – how about signing up for responsible village tours outside Luang Prabang as well? In case you wonder what a responsible village tour is…firstly, the concept responsible village tour is not about visiting a village to take photos of the village and its inhabitants, a tour around the village for thirty minutes and then leave. No, responsible village tour is essentially having an experience interacting with them and learning about daily life in the village. You can enjoy mingling with them over

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Laos Buffalo Dairy – For the Love of Cheese and Yogurt

I love dairy products. I love milk, butter, cheese and yogurt. A high proportion of Asians are lactose intolerant but I’m probably one of the exceptional few who don’t have problems consuming dairy products. The love of dairy was cultivated in me since I was a little girl. My mother’s family loves all things dairy, hence that “love” was passed on to me. Therefore, I can relate to the predicament faced by Susie Martin and Rachel O’Shea, CEO and Head Chef of Laos Buffalo Dairy respectively, who shockingly learnt that Laos has no local dairy products. No dairy means no

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Rosewood Luang Prabang – Review

The immediate thing that most travellers do upon arriving at a destination is to check into the hotel. And sometimes the accommodation can make or break a trip. If you’re planning a holiday to Luang Prabang in Laos, I can assure you that the Rosewood Luang Prabang will make your trip indeed…a luxurious and indulgent one. Located just ten minutes’ drive from Laos’ romantic colonial town, the Rosewood Luang Prabang offers a luxurious escape, if not, a tranquil ambience set amid tropical forest with 24 spacious rooms, suites, private villas for guests to choose from – all centred around a

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Mekong Tourism Forum 2018: Thematic Village Experience

During the last week of June, I was invited by Destination Mekong and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) to attend the Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF2018) in Nakhon Phanom, a small city in north-east Thailand that borders with Laos, the Mekong River separating the two countries. It was my first time travelling to Nakhon Phanom – a destination that I never knew before – and attending MTF2018. The conference was held from 25th till 29th June but I was only able to attend from the 27th onwards due to prior engagements in Kuala Lumpur two days before. Although I

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