Asia

The Yellow Mountains: A comprehensive guide

The Yellow Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in China. Located on the edge of Anhui province, the area makes for a great weekend break from Shanghai or Hangzhou. It can also be easily accessed from other parts off the country via the nearby...

An essential guide to visiting the Old City of Shanghai

The Old City of Shanghai is a beautiful part of Shanghai. Whilst Shanghai might be mostly famed for its high-rise buildings and modern infrastructure and technologies, it does also have an historical side too- and it's well worth adding to your Shanghai itinerary. If you happen to be planning a trip to Shanghai, then here’s everything you need to know about visiting the Old City of Shanghai....

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Kandy, Sri Lanka: What you should know before you visit

Kandy is a wonderful place in Sri Lanka, full of culture and history. We loved our two day visit and we recommend that Kandy is included on any Sri Lanka travel itinerary. Here is everything you need to know when planning your visit... Where is Kandy? Located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, Kandy is a major city within the hills of the eponymous plateau. It is the current capital city of...

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Everything you need to know for your visit to Yu Garden, Shanghai

Shanghai has so much to offer. Yu Garden is just one of many incredible sites across the city - here is everything you need to know in case you’re planning a visit to this beautiful location! What is Yu Garden? Also known as Yuyuan Garden, it is an extensive Chinese garden in Shanghai. With a name that translates to Garden of Happiness, the garden was built in 1559 by Pan Yunduan. This was...

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Little Adam’s Peak: Everything you need to know

You likely may have heard of Adam’s Peak, in the Sabaragamuwa region of Sri Lanka. But you may not have heard of Little Adam’s Peak, four hours away in Ella. Little Adam's Peak is a great alternative for those who don't fancy climbing the larger volcano (you can read all about our climb up Adam's Peak with a baby here). Here’s everything you need to know if you do fancy a trip to Litle Adam’s...

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Sigiriya: Everything you need to know before you visit

Sigiriya is one of the most famous attractions in Sri Lanka, and for good reason! This rock has historical value, teaches tourists about the local culture AND provides an incredible viewpoint of the surrounding countryside areas and mountains. So why wouldn't you visit Sigiriya on you revisit to Sri Lanka? Anybody can climb Sigiriya rock- if I did it with a baby on my back, anyone can do it! But...

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Nuwara Eliya: A complete guide

Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful part of Sri Lanka that shouldn't be missed! In this post I will tell you why it should be included on your Sri Lanka travel itinerary and everything that you need to know before you go. Where is Nuwara Eliya? Located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is a city within the rolling hills. Its name means city of light or city on the plane. It has a...

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Anuradhapura: A complete guide

If you are looking for a major city to visit in Sri Lanka, then Anuradhapura should be on your list. We certainly loved our visit to this remarkable ancient city on our trip across Sri Lanka with a baby. It's a great place to visit no matter whether you're a budget or luxury traveller. Here’s everything you need to know in case you’re planning a visit… Where is Anuradhapura? Located in North...

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35 things to do in Shanghai with kids

Visiting Shanghai with kids can be a bit of a controversial topic. What about the air pollution? What about the busy streets? What if nobody speaks English? Well, rest assured- you CAN and SHOULD visit Shanghai with kids! Shanghai is a great city and there are so many things to do in Shanghai with kids. In this post I will explain why, giving my top recommendations for your family trip to...

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The best family hotels in Shanghai

Looking for the best family hotels in Shanghai? Then look no further, I've done the research, so you don't have to! Shanghai is a must on any China travel itinerary! But it isn't always known for being 'child friendly'. Having said that, Shanghai is a GREAT place for family travel (and you can find out why in my post outlining the best 35 things to do in Shanghai with kids). But of course,...

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10 cool things to do at The Bund, Shanghai

The Bund, Shanghai is a popular area amongst tourists and expats living in China - in fact, it is one of the most recognisable symbols of China and its tourism industry! But what exactly is it, and how can you make the most of your time there? In this post I will give you 10 cool things to do on your visit to The Bund, Shanghai! What and where is The Bund? The Bund is an area in Shanghai, also...

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The Yellow Mountains: A comprehensive guide

The Yellow Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in China. Located on the edge of Anhui province, the area makes for a great weekend break from Shanghai or Hangzhou. It can also be easily accessed from other parts off the country via the nearby...

Visiting friends and relatives (VFR): A simple explanation

Visiting friends and relatives, often referred to as VFR, is one of the most prominent types of tourism. Whether you are a tourism management student or a tourism industry entrepreneur, it is important that you understand this vital sector of the tourism industry. In...

What is a tourist? Tourist definition

What is a tourist? How you define the term tourist? Is there a widely accepted tourist definition? When we are and are not tourists is not always clear. Am I a tourist when I travel one hour on the train to London for the afternoon? Am I a tourist when I stay with my...