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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 Ho’s monopoly was swept aside in 2001 big names like the Venetian, City of Dreams and newly opened Studio…

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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 exploration.     Lets be clear – three days is not enough. Hell, one week, one month, one lifetime is…

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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 shows you the real Hong Kong. East meets west. Old and new. Rich and poor.   Most people will…

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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 be overwhelming for the first time traveller and many leave remembering only the heat, chaotic traffic and questionable smells as…

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