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While most articles about where to watch the World Cup will list several options, inRead more
Bali, our local tour guides say there’s only one: Y-Bar Sports Bar in Kuta. This is my personal favourite bar, not just in Bali, but anywhere for watching sports. Y-Bar is a bar that people...
Mangde’s tale begins in a remote Indonesian mountain village, where he farmed papayas and tended rice paddies. But where it picks up today, his story is quite different. A tour guide withRead more
Bali Urban Adventures, he is living in Bali’s largest city and meeting travellers from all over the world....
We asked Brett, our local guide inRead more
Bali, what’s with all the temples everywhere on the island — and how to be respectful when you visit one. “There seems to be temples everywhere!” That’s what travellers always say to me. And, well, yes, they are everywhere — small shrines in...
When UNESCO named Georgetown, Malaysia, a World Heritage site, it recognised the city as an important example of world cultural history. The city’s 500-year history as a multicultural trading city embodies the unique history of Malaysia and its dual Asian and European influences. Architecture and historical preservation are key to...Read more
Tucked deep within the lush jungle that surrounds the quaint village of Duy Phu is a valley of crumbling ancient ruins unlike many others in Vietnam. Unlike most of Vietnam’s houses of worship, the royal My Son temple complex wasn’t erected in honour of Lord Buddha. Mahayana Buddhism became popular...Read more
For what it lacks in immediate wow-factor, Casablanca more than makes up with its gritty charm, the kind that gets under your skin the longer you explore. Scratch the surface and you’re sure to feel more like a local here than you might in other cities because this is a...Read more
The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...Read more
Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak and your gateway to Borneo. But don’t just use it as a jumping-off point to wilder pastures. Kuching is a pleasant, compact city that makes it easy to explore on foot — and there’s much more to explore here...Read more
‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice… and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...Read more
Admit it: you secretly wanted to suit up with Egon and the gang when you were a kid. (Or with Patty just last year because Leslie Jones is everyone’s dream bestie.) And even though it’s been years since you confessed to needing a nightlight, you still love getting too scared...Read more