Interesting facts about China

Olympic locations and host cities

Olympic locations and host cities for your travel wishlist!

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As the 2022 Olympics kicks off in Tokyo, we remind you of the amazing Olympic locations and cities that have held this prestigious event over the years. Ever four years, the Olympics brings together around 200 national teams in the largest sporting event on earth. Furthermore, there is always a...

most famous museums in the world

Back to culture: the most famous museums in the world

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As part of our Back to Travel promotion, we’re highlighting the best ‘back to culture’ destinations! Nothing says ‘culture’ like a great museum, and the most famous museums in the world are worth travelling for. From world-renowned art galleries to archaeological museums, our pick of famous museums is sure to...

best street food in Asia

Best street food in Asia: where to find it

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Street food in Asia is the stuff of dreams. Foodies from across the world flock to Asia to sample its mouth-watering delicacies. A trip to Asia is incomplete without getting lost in the hustle and bustle of its street food markets. Steaming food stalls provide the most delicious insight into...

What are the 7 Wonders of the World?

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Have you ever wondered ‘what are the 7 wonders of the world?’ We’re here to clear up any confusion. There have been many different lists of world wonders over the years. The most famous list was called the ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’. Many of these ancient wonders have...

What Was The Silk Road?

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Hate to break it to you but it wasn’t made out of silk – it wasn’t even a road as such. So what exactly was the Silk Road? The Silk Road’s name came from the primary material transported on this trade route. A more apt title would be a silk...

where should you not tip

Where in the World should you not tip

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Tipping is a complicated affair. If you don’t leave a tip while in the US, you will be greeted with a look of disdain; equally you’d get a similar response when giving the waiter a few extra Yen in Japan. So, where should you not tip? Here we’ve outlined eight...

The coldest cities in the world

The coldest cities in the world

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There are two exceptional remedies for the winter blues: escaping to warmer climes and looking at how bad others have got it. Dealing with the biting winds of February may seem tough – but imagine braving the commute in one of these coldest cities in the world.  Harbin, Heilongjiang, China...

Chinese clothing

The Traditional Culture of Chinese Clothing

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The influence of traditional Chinese clothing on the West dates back to the Silk Road. More recently, traditional Chinese garments have worked their way into popular culture through films such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and the Kill Bill Volumes. However, creating clothes with such lasting appeal didn’t happen overnight.  ...

tea ceremonies

Tea Ceremonies Around The World

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The origins of the humble cuppa go back 5,000 years. According to Chinese mythology, emperor Shen Nung stumbled across tea after falling ill from poison. Fortunately for him, leaves drifted into his mouth, and upon chewing them he was cured. As a result tea ceremonies became an important part of...

unmissable giant buddhas

The world’s most impressive, unmissable giant buddhas

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Religions are characterised by their divine beings, and Buddhism is no exception. There are several deities that can be found throughout Asia, so if you enjoy looking at works of art while on organised trips, we can tell you where to find the most spectacular giant buddhas in the world....