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Indonesian Food: Culture through Food in Java

Indonesian Food, Culture and Community 17,508 islands, 300 ethnicities, and a long history of trade with the Middle East, China, India, and Europe: Indonesia is a melting pot of culinary influences and ingredients! The largest island in the Indonesian archipelago is Java and almost 150 million people squeeze onto this volcanic island with fertile rice …

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Yangon Itinerary: Best Things to Do in Yangon for 1, 2, and 3 Days

Introduction As a young and eager anthropologist, I set up home in Yangon (Rangoon), having learned to speak, read and write Burmese and armed with a lot of small bills US dollars. Over the years I returned to Yangon, the suburbs and slums where I lived and took my husband and daughter there for periods …

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Great Ocean Road Holiday – A Comprehensive Planning Guide

Introduction The Great Ocean drive is undoubtedly one of Australia’s best road trips. The winding coastal path takes you past some of the country’s most stunning natural sights, while cute seaside towns are also charming and most definitely worthy of exploring. It’s no wonder that the Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular …

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Ultimate Guide to Great Ocean Road Accommodation

Introduction Australia’s Great Ocean Road is a global bucket list destination and here you can learn about the best accommodation along this stretch of the dramatic and beautiful Australian coastline. The majority of the accommodation on the Great Ocean Road consists of small B&Bs. This means you’ll want to book in advance to secure the …

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Best Hadrian’s Wall Walks, Tours and Accommodation

A Short History of Hadrian’s Wall About two thousand years ago, the north of England was the northernmost point of the mighty Roman Empire. The Romans had conclusively taken over Britannia, at least up to the part that we today know as Northumberland. Further north, things were a little shakier. Despite numerous forays into modern-day …

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Best Santorini Tours to Discover Santorini Villages and Local Culture for 2020

Santorini Island Villages Santorini is not just gob-smacking views from your hotel room, famous hikes, wineries, restaurants, water sports, and sailing experiences. OK, that’s a lot, but this is a pretty special island. The four caldera-edge towns and villages are spectacular but this ancient Aegean trading island is full of picture-perfect traditional villages where everyday …

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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting the Acropolis: Acropolis Entrance Fees, Hours and Tours

Visiting the Acropolis: Highlights The Acropolis of Athens needs no introduction. The word “Acropolis” means “highest point” and this once mighty citadel looks down and across a bustling city of 665,000 Athenians. For anyone with a passing interest in Greece or history or democracy, the historical site of the Acropolis is iconic. Visiting the Acropolis, …

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12 Apostles

Be Wowed by the Beauty of the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road

Rising up from the fierce sea of the Great Southern Ocean in Port Campbell National Park is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations – the 12 Apostles of the Great Ocean Road. Every year, millions of visitors drive along the iconic coastline and find themselves confronted by this stunning landmark. Here’s how you too …

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Borobodur Temple

How To Visit Borobodur Temple

Introduction The story of Borobodur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, on the island of Java in Indonesia is one of volcanoes, earthquakes, lost temples in the jungle, vandalism, looting, and rescue. Built in around 858 C.E., Borobodur was abandoned sometime in the 1400s. Islam came to Indonesia in 1500 and the largest Buddhist temple in …

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3 Things To Know Before You Book Your Trip to Santorini

Introduction Santorini has been described by a thousand clichés – a supermodel, the lap of luxurious sunsets, the jewel in the crown of the Aegean, and so on. What a fantastic problem to have as a travel writer – always needing to find new ways to describe such a breathtaking destination! Everything you read about …

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