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12 Things You Need to Know Before You Visit Sri Lanka

Ranked the best country in the world to visit by Lonely Planet in 2019, Sri Lanka has so much incredible experiences to offer! From food to architecture, hiking to breath-taking wildlife, Sri Lanka really does have it all. If you decide to check it out for yourself, here are a few things you should know before travelling. 1) Religious Melting Pot   Sri Lanka is a blend of different religions. Specifically, 70% Buddhist, 13% Hindu, 10% Muslim and 7% Christian. Although beautifully diverse, these religious influences effect the culture and are reflected in behaviours and clothing deemed acceptable. A lot…

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Taipei, a most refreshing destination

Just before the coronavirus hit in late 2019 myself and Ben went on a trip to see first hand the wonders of Taiwan. This is our shared article on this magical island. It’s a place that has grown into a powerhouse of a city and a disputed territory that makes it a fascinating place for both city goers and also history buffs alike. Arriving in Taipei Setting foot into Taipei’s Taoyuan airport located around 25 miles from the city after converting our currency into Taiwanese Dollars (TWD) me and a friend called Ben were faced with an option of getting…

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Travelling back to China during coronavirus

This article is all about how to travel safely back to China during the Covid 19 pandemic. YChina presenter Raz recently filmed his experience of travelling back to China in the height of coronavirus travel restrictions. In it, he shared some startling costs and advice for how to get back to China during coronavirus as hassle free as possible. The 5 items he lists for being necessary in preparation for the flight back to China were: A negative Covid-19 test A fully completed health declaration form An ample supply of face masks Your boarding Pass Your passport (with all relevant…

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Eastern city through Western eyes. How much a typical Chinese city has changed over the past 7 years.

Guiyang is your typical Chinese city that you’ve probably never heard of. Surrounded on all sides by dramatic mountain scenery and lush bamboo rainforest, it offers a sense of adventure and difference from our sheltered western world. The city is the capital of China’s poorest province, and though they may not lead the nation by many a metric, they are the undisputed leaders of alcohol production and the locals have a very ‘vibrant’ nightlife. I first arrived in this city fresh off the plane at a bright eyed 22 year old TEFL teacher in November 2012 over seven years ago.…

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