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Magical Myst Dong Khoi puts a sigh in Saigon
. April 1, 2018 . 0 Comments

Magical Myst Dong Khoi puts a sigh in Saigon

THE LOCATION If you’re in the mood for a little mystery the next time you visit Vietnam, the Myst Dong Khoi hotel will pique your curiosity. Just off the end of Ho Chi Minh City’s Dong Khoi St, The Myst not only fills a gap between small tourist-friendly hotels and international corporate brands, but adds […]

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Tips for wannabe travel guides
. April 1, 2018 . 0 Comments

Tips for wannabe travel guides

If you are ever in a position to be a tour guide – official or otherwise – there are a few golden rules you show try to follow … beyond getting your fellow travellers to follow you. 1. Listen to the local guides These are local people who have first of all gone to the […]

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Military History: Our Secular Religion
. March 24, 2017 . 0 Comments

Military History: Our Secular Religion

“Our military history is so ingrained in the Australian psyche,” says Mat McLachlan, “You can understand why people have called it our secular religion.” McLachlan, 42, who 17 years ago wrote Walking With The Anzacs, a guide to the battlefields of Europe,  now runs one of Australia’s largest and most successful battlefield tourism companies and […]

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Oh, what a lovely war
. March 24, 2017 . 0 Comments

Oh, what a lovely war

War is Hell but battlefield tours have never been more popular, with more commemorations than ever battling for the tourist dollar writes JIMMY THOMSON.   What’s the big attraction with battlefield tours? If you’re fascinated by the tactics, heroism and even horrors of ancient conflicts, it’s a thrill to just leave a footprint in a […]

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The hidden secrets of smart packing
. March 23, 2017 . 0 Comments

The hidden secrets of smart packing

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll always need to deal with the sometimes-daunting task of packing your suitcase. Travel writer Elizabeth Pratt provides these essential tips for Skyscanner Australia on how to avoid common packing mistakes. Know your limits There is nothing more annoying than finishing packing your suitcase, only to get to the airport […]

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Ten hot (and cold) destinations in Asia
. March 23, 2017 . 0 Comments

Ten hot (and cold) destinations in Asia

From a ski resort in Japan to and underwater paradise in the Philippines, world travellers are always looking for those perfect destinations that have not yet been over-run by tourists but has all the facilities you want already in place. Accommodation booking webssite agoda has announced the results of its latest Travel Smart study, revealing the top 10 […]

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