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Overnight Camel ride in Jaisalmer

There is a lot more to India than just the typical Golden Triangle route, which of course is an epic tour on its own.  If you choose a tour that explores the Rajasthan area, then you will notice many visit Jaisalmer, and there is no denial why.  It is a very beautiful and historic city painted in yellow sandstone, headlined by its very impressive “Golden Fort” which also doubles as the world’s only inhabited medieval fort.  You can get some spectacular city shots from the top, and...

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My Laos Highlights

After two fantastic weeks on my Tucan Travel tour around South East Asia I have put together a list of my top insights in to Laos.

1) It is not as scary as you thought it would be.

Before getting on the plane, I was starting to get nervous. I was heading into what felt like the unknown having never travelled this far before! I ensured I had every safety measure covered including having the correct jabs and worrying about the ones I didn't have! I soon realised that...

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A Taste of Vietnam

On arrival in Hanoi I got my first taste of the sights, sounds and smells of Vietnam. This hustling bustling city will have you on the edge with an adrenaline rush as you simply try to cross a main road. Scooters zip by, cars dodge in between lanes of traffic and pedestrians do their upmost not to get run over, amidst a never-ending cacophony of sound.

A city tour is a great way to see the temples, visit the ceramic workshop, take a walk through the park by the river or visit one of the...

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Tips for travelling to Burma

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My adventure to Burma this past year was amazing. I would like to say that there is nothing that I would change,  but there are a few things that I would do differently if I could.  On reflection, I would think more about how my packing for Burma.

Until this trip, I had a very bad habit of assuming that everything will sort its self out. I didn't think I have to rush to get bug spray. I presumed that someone will have some to purchase there. Anyway, English bug spray would probably not...

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Best time to travel to Nepal and India

When choosing where to travel to on your next big trip, it is always important to research when the best time to travel is. If India and Nepal are on your radar for an upcoming tour, check out our recommendations below for the best time to venture to these two fascinating countries.

Weather

As the seventh largest country in the world, defining India’s weather is a tricky task. There are several climatic regions from the tropical climate of Kerala to the arid northwest of the...

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Dracula’s Descendant to Lead New Tours!

With the first departure of their new Transylvania Tale tour only weeks away, Tucan Travel has announced the appointment of a tour leader with a rather gruesome lineage. New Transylvania Tour leader Erik Jelinek can allegedly trace his bloodline back to Dracula himself! Tucan Travel are very happy with the appointment, stating Erik has demon-strated natural leadership skills and will present Transylvania in bite-sized chunks. His regional knowledge will ensure the tour gets stake to the...

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