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One Week in Kerala - India

One Week in Kerala, India

The icons of the north like the Taj Mahal in the Golden Triangle attract most first time visitors to India. Clearly onto a good thing, Kerala is where many Indians choose to take their holidays. They’re attracted by the tropical ...
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Expat Getaways - One Day in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

One Day in Stone Town, Zanzibar – Tanzania

When I think of Zanzibar I think of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and relaxing. There is so much more than kicking back with a cocktail on this African spice island. No trip is complete without exploring the maze like ...
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Expat Getaways, 7 Practical Ways to be a More Responsible Traveller.

7 Practical Ways to be a Responsible Traveller

I love to travel, but there is a cost. Not financial, but to the communities that we visit. This is where you need to think about being a responsible traveller.  There is no doubt that tourism can bring economic benefits ...
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Expat Getaways, First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide.

First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide

Hong Kong is my adopted home. I love it here! It’s a thriving metropolis with 7.3 million people crammed into high-rises as far as the eye can see. It is fast paced, hectic and often overwhelming for the first time ...
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Expat Getaways First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide - Chinese Food.

First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide – Hong Kong Chinese Food

Eating and drinking could be considered a national sport in Hong Kong. The city revolves around food. I wouldn’t blame you if you planned your whole trip in the city based around food – that’s what I do on a ...
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Expat Getaways, First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide - Accommodation.

First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide – Accommodation

The question on where to stay in Hong Kong often comes down to Hong Kong Island or Kowloon. It’s a BIG city so the best place to stay in Hong Kong will depend on where you need to be. If you ...
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Expat Getaways, First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide - weather and seasons.

First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide – Weather and Seasons

The weather can make or break your holiday. Hong Kong can be enjoyed all year round, but some times of year are certainly better than others. Hong Kong has a tropical, hot humid summer, a short, cool, damp winter with ...
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Expat Getaways, First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide - Public Transport.

First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide – Transport

Once you have mastered public transport in Hong Kong you can explore with ease. It is a frantic city but once you get the hang of the incredible transport system you’ll be exploring like a pro. Airport Arriving at Hong ...
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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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