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Chinese New Year celebrations from around the world

Chinese New Year

With 2018 in full swing and the month of February finally here, it also marks the beginning of Chinese New Year’s celebrations. 2018 is the year of the Dog, and it’s all about getting together with loved ones in a celebration filled with lights, colour and sound.

Ancient Folklore

Legend has it that Chinese New Year was born from an ancient tale about a mythical Ox-like creature named Year who appeared on the night of New Year’s eve with the...

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Your travel 2018 bucket list: Top 5 recommended cities

Lost City Colombia

We’ve finally reached that time of year where we look back on our travels and ask ourselves ‘where to next?’ Ease your Wanderlust with our top 5 recommended cities to visit in 2018...

1. Santa Marta, Colombia

Known to be the oldest city in Colombia, sunny Santa Marta isn’t usually the first choice of destination to explore when visiting northern Colombia, but is well worth a visit for lovers of sun, sea and sand. One of the best things to do is walk down...

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Destinations

Japan by Season – The best times of year to travel

If there was ever a land that embraces its seasons, it’s Japan. Speak of spring and you’re instantly transported to the candy floss canopies of the blossom festivals. Winter offers evocative views of snow-dusted pagodas on mirror lakes and monkeys in hot springs with icicle-crusted fur; autumn, the brilliant red and orange hues of elegant Japanese gardens and summer the lush emerald countryside. Month by month there is an abundance of natural beauty and a sense of harmony with the people...

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Touring Japan for the Cherry Blossom

One of the best times to visit Japan is when the famous Cherry Blossom trees are in bloom. It is a time when the temperature is neither too hot or too cold and as parties are held beneath the trees, it is an excellent time to see Japan at its best.

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