The complete guide to: Irkutsk travel

The complete guide to: Irkutsk travel

Located in Eastern Siberia, Irkutsk is a fascinating place to visit and has something to offer nearly every type of traveller – from history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts to fans of unique architecture. Whether you’re planning a visit, thinking about adding the city to your must-visit list, or you’ve already...

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Where to celebrate Pride in 2019

Where to celebrate Pride in 2019

There are some cities that just know how to do Pride right and with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall protests just around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate all things queer and wonderful! Pride’s origins are in the recognition of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender lifestyle but over the years...

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A former Khmer Buddhist monk shares his love of Angkor Wat

A former Khmer Buddhist monk shares his love of Angkor Wat

A million-watt smile lights the way as we drive along the dusty roads from Siem Reap to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat. The warm smile belongs to our Urban Adventures Khmer guide, Kim Khemara, whose personality is equally as vibrant. He tells us that his name, Khemera,...

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Responsible Tourism in Cambodia: A Khmer meal that gives back in the heart of Phnom Penh

Responsible Tourism in Cambodia: A Khmer meal that gives back in the heart of Phnom Penh

Urban Adventures’ Phnom Penh Secrets tour begins with an enlightening morning learning about the Khmer Rouge at S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Killing Field. After such a humbling experience, it was soothing to enter the lush gardens of Romdeng. We’d faced the worst of humanity–and now we had...

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Things to do in: Irkutsk

Things to do in: Irkutsk

The city of Irkutsk may not be the first place you think of when the urge to travel kicks in, but we think it should be! Located in eastern Siberia, Irkutsk is home to a rich history, unique architecture, delicious food, and is in close proximity to the deepest and...

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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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