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Travel Video: Ancient Shrine in Kyoto

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Asia, Featured | 0 comments

Travel Video: Ancient Shrine in Kyoto

Digital nomad Jacob Laukaitis put together this epic video from the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan.

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Rappelling the Konkan Kada in India

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Asia, Featured, India | 0 comments

Rappelling the Konkan Kada in India

In this guest post by Ankit Jaini we hear one man's account of adventure on a mountain face in India

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Konnichiwa Japan: Geishas, Sushis and Bingo

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Asia, Japan | 0 comments

Konnichiwa Japan: Geishas, Sushis and Bingo

I very rarely meet travelers who don’t want to visit Japan. There is some unspoken, universal pull to this country. We are no exception to this rule. ┬áJapan is connected to wonderful things like sushi, cherry blossoms and Hello Kitty. While visiting Japan sounds like a really exciting adventure, there are some important things for travelers to know when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun. The Japanese are polite and are very traditional. Here are three tips for when you hit the ground: Utmost respect is given to the elderly. Giving a tip is a big no-no. This should be avoided in any...

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Jimbaran Puri Hotel in Bali

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Asia, Featured, Indonesia, Media, Orient Express, Products & Places, Reviews | 1 comment

Jimbaran Puri Hotel in Bali

In our latest review we visit the Jimbaran Puri hotel on the island of Bali in Indonesia.

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Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Asia, Indonesia, Orient Express, Products & Places, Reviews | 4 comments

Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

The small river rushes 10 feet below me as I traverse a very narrow bamboo bridge at the bottom of the canyon floor. Looking up, both of the steep mountain hillsides are thick with overgrown vines and ancient banyan trees. In the distance down the valley I can just make out a single monkey as he moves along the canopy, reminding me that I really am in the jungle. Ahead, a small path leads away from the water and begins ascending rapidly to the Hindu temple far above me. Along the way I pass ancient stone sculptures of monks and warriors. I can’t help but laugh that what might as well be...

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Buddhist New Year: A Splashy Introduction to Songkran

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Asia, Featured, Media, Thailand | 0 comments

Buddhist New Year: A Splashy Introduction to Songkran

Ever read about the biggest water fight in the world? Check out all the splashy glory here:

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