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Explore Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma) with Expat Getaways.

Exploring Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

Inle Lake was the highlight of our One Week in Myanmar. I didn’t quite know what to expect but I’d seen amazing photos and that was enough to convince me I needed to go. Arriving in the Shan Shan State is ...
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Expat Getaways 2 Week Southern Africa - Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia

2 Weeks in Southern Africa – Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Want to visit Southern Africa but don’t know where to start? I’ve taken the best of our 2017 big trip to Africa and put together the perfect itinerary. Two Weeks in Southern Africa Botswana, South Africa, Zambia & Zimbabwe 1 ...
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Expat Getaways guide to Hong Kong temples. 5 of the must visit temples along with some off the beaten path alternatives.

5 Must see Hong Kong temples and the not so famous alternatives

You should definitely schedule a visit to at least one temple, monastery or shrine during your visit to Hong Kong. You won’t have to try hard! Often it seems there is a temple on every corner and some you will ...
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Review: Pangkor Laut Resort – Malaysia

Wow…. Just WOW. That is the word that best sums up our stay at Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia. With our first anniversary coming up I was on the lookout for something special. This place certainly delivered on all counts. Just ...
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Expat Getaways' guide to ethical travel and social enterprise around the world.

Ethical Travel Around the World

We all love to travel right? But I often worry about the cost. Not the financial expense, but to the culture, community and environment that I’m visiting. Even more so when travelling in developing countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and India where ...
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One Day in Macau – without visiting a casino

Macau is touted as the Las Vegas of the East and for good reason. Gambling revenue accounts for 40% of their GDP and in 2014 the gambling revenue was $US45 billion compared to just $US6.5 billion in Las Vegas. Stanley ...
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Expat Getaways 5 Days in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

5 Days in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is paradise. The Great Barrier Reef and world heritage rainforests are right on your doorstep. With direct international flights to Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, the Philippines and New Zealand, Cairns is the perfect gateway to start your ...
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Wan Chai pulls you in. It is the buzzing heart of Hong Kong. Once known as the red light district, is is a neighbourhood packed full of culture and history.

Explore Hong Kong – Wan Chai

Wan Chai is one of those areas that pulls you in. It has a reputation far and wide as the red light district of Hong Kong and the area to go for those looking for a good time. For the ...
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Saving Sea Turtles, Costa Rica and Sri Lanka.

Saving Sea Turtless

Last week in Sri Lanka I had an amazing experience. I got to release baby sea turtles into the ocean! It’s an experience I’ve had before in Costa Rica and something that I’m very passionate about. This time it was even ...
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One week in Myanmar

One Week in Myanmar

Everyone who visits Myanmar comes back saying the same two words: “go now”. The name hints at the exotic, off the beaten path adventures. After a little research it became very clear. I did need to “go now”, but I ...
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5 Reasons to Visit Battambang, Cambodia

Guest Post: Caroline Hosey, Grits and Rice Why should you visit Battambang, Cambodia? At first glance, this city may not seem as impressive as Siem Reap or Phnom Penh. Once you get off the tourist trail you gain a more ...
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48 Hours in Hanoi, Vietnam

48 Hours in Hanoi, Vietnam

I love Vietnam. Hanoi has everything that Vietnam is about- culture, history and of course excellent Vietnamese food. The chaos can be all consuming, but once you embrace the crazy you will find yourself humming along with the frantic pace ...
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Explore Hong Kong with Expat Geatways.

Explore Hong Kong’s Western District

You can tick off many of Hong Kong’s sights on a quick 48 Hour Layover. When you have longer really get to know a city. Welcome to the first of Expat Getaways’ neighbourhood guides. I love Western District. For me it ...
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Should you balloon over Bagan? Is it worth the money? I say yes! A fabulous experience for every traveller to Burma. Put this on the bucket list for your travel to Myanmar.

Should you take a Hot Air Balloon ride over Bagan?

I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures. A glorious sunrise over the plains of Bagan with balloons dotted over the horizon. You want to be the person in the balloon! And then you look up the price… shock and horror flood ...
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Eco Tourism is a great cause especially when it empowers the local community.

Sustainable Travel in Chi Phat, Cambodia

Have you heard of Chi Phat? Probably not! Most people go to Cambodia for the temples of Angkor Wat. Maybe they detour to Phnom Penh and learn the devastating history of this tiny country. Possibly they squeeze in a few ...
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9 Food Tours to Tempt your Taste Buds

9 Food Tours to Tempt your Taste Buds

Food Tours are a great way to see a city and find the best local eats. My advice… book one for your first day in a new city and you’ll be all set for the rest of your stay. 1 ...
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Dragon Legend Cruise review Halong Bay

Review: Dragon Legend Cruise Halong Bay

The Halong Bay Alernative – Bai Tu Long Bay Halong Bay often tops traveller’s bucket lists. The downside… 1000s of tourists visiting the same packed caves and lookouts. Thankfully there is an alternative! The less visited and just as beautiful ...
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Expat Getaways Top 10 destinations of 2016

Top 10 of 2016

As we move into December you start to reflect on the year that was. Looking back I can confidently say it was nothing short of EPIC! Especially coming off the back of a fairly turbulent 2014 and 2015. In short… ...
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48 Hours Layover Bangkok

48 Hours in Bangkok

Bangkok is a popular stopover for many tourists visiting Thailand and is the gateway to South East Asia. In fact, it was the first place I ever travelled to as a naïve teenager fresh out of high school! It can ...
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Top scuba spots on the Great Barrier Reef

Jess’s Guide to the GBR – Top 5 SCUBA Spots

  It is no secret that I love to scuba dive. I got my first taste on an introductory scuba dive on the GBR and learnt to dive not long after. 11 years and 250+ dives later and I can definitely say ...
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