The Nepal most travellers miss: Exploring Patan and Bhaktapur

The Nepal most travellers miss: Exploring Patan and Bhaktapur

When travelling to a new country it’s easy to visit only the main cities and sites. But what about the areas that aren’t so well known? Are they worth your time and effort? I’m here to say for certain that yes, they are. In Nepal, many travellers only base themselves...

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Explore the thriving food scene of Osaka, Japan’s most underrated city

Explore the thriving food scene of Osaka, Japan’s most underrated city

Osaka is a cosmopolitan metropolis of nearly 2.7 million people and Japan’s third largest city. Primarily a commercial port city, it is also one of the country’s most underrated destinations. Located just an hour by train from Kyoto, Osaka has a bustling nightlife, gritty vibe and friendly, down-to-earth people. Known...

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The complete guide to: Jaipur travel

The complete guide to: Jaipur travel

Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is part of India’s Golden Triangle circuit along with Delhi and Agra. Dubbed the Pink City because of the pink walls and buildings of the Old City, Jaipur is filled with historic attractions, myriad bazaars, temples, palaces, museums, and gardens — so there’s no shortage of things...

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How to eat like a local in Penang

How to eat like a local in Penang

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...

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Ancient mysteries of the My Son Temple ruins

Ancient mysteries of the My Son Temple ruins

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...

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Why dusk is the perfect time to explore Kyoto

Why dusk is the perfect time to explore Kyoto

We arrived in Kyoto on one of the hottest days in the city’s history. The temperature crept up to 39 degrees Celsius every day for a week. So instead of venturing out in the blistering hot sun, we decided to take a night tour through Japan’s cultural capital. Our tour...

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Best street food in Kuala Lumpur: Murtabak by Daniel Adi, Pantai Dalam

Best street food in Kuala Lumpur: Murtabak by Daniel Adi, Pantai Dalam

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendor Daniel Adi not only received top accolades from our Kuala Lumpur tour guides for the best street food in KL, but was also named the grand-prize winner in...

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Best street food in Chiang Mai: Som tam by Toy Rose Sab

Best street food in Chiang Mai: Som tam by Toy Rose Sab

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendor Toy received top accolades from our Chiang Mai tour guides for the best street food in Chiang Mai in 2018, for her som tam recipe. Mali Chaiya, who...

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Best street food in Hanoi: Banh cuon by Thanh Van

Best street food in Hanoi: Banh cuon by Thanh Van

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendor Thanh Van received top accolades from our Hanoi tour guides for the best street food in Hanoi in 2018, for her banh cuon recipe. Thanh Van makes banh...

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Best street food in Singapore: Roasted pork by Chan, Maxwell Market

Best street food in Singapore: Roasted pork by Chan, Maxwell Market

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendor Chan received top accolades from our Singapore tour guides for the best street food in Singapore in 2018, for his Hong Kong-style roasted pork recipe. If you’ve ever...

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