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The Essential Guide for Solo Travel in Thailand

Convenient, diverse and safe – there are many reasons why this Southeast Asian country is an ideal destination for venturing out on your own. Get inspired by our essential guide to solo travel in Thailand and explore the ‘Land of Smiles’ on your personal adventure. […]

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Eight Unique Activities in Japan You Must Do

From the bizarre and the peculiar to the intriguing and mind-blowing, there are many words to describe Japan but boring is not one of them. Whether you’re looking for an active adventure, a cultural journey or a discovery of the weird and wonderful, here’s a list of unique Japan activities to inspire your next trip. […]

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The Ultimate Guide for Your Borneo Sabah Adventure

From conquering Mount Kinabalu and hiking through remote rainforest to witnessing orangutans and swimming with turtles, the Malaysian state, Sabah, is a paradise for active travellers. Here, we’ve rounded up the best destinations as well as some special insider tips to help you plan your Borneo Sabah Adventure. […]

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Essential Packing List for Your Borneo Sabah Expedition

Planning a journey into the wild can be intimidating. To help you prepare (and ease your mind) we’ve compiled an easy-to-follow packing list, covering all the things you should bring on your Borneo Sabah expedition. […]

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Five Destinations for a Family-Friendly Holiday in Asia

Get inspired to plan your ultimate family-friendly holiday in Asia. Whether you’re travelling with toddlers, teenagers or grandparents, we’ve rounded up a series of destinations and insider tips that will keep the entire family happy. […]

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Engaging Activities for your Vietnam Family Holiday

Plan your Vietnam family holiday and include some fun and educational activities that can be enjoyed by the entire family. From getting to know the local culture and people to learning about the history of the country, travelling with your children provides a valuable learning experience and strengthens family bonds. […]

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Women Travelling Together; Recipe for the Perfect Girl’s Trip

Girl’s trips are a great way to bond and discover a new destination. Plan the perfect getaway in Asia by following this simple recipe. From organising the ins and outs of your next trip to finding unique activities, create a tailor-made experience that caters to the individual wishes of all women travelling together. […]

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Five Fun Ways to Travel Like a Local in Asia

Go beyond the main tourist attractions and delve into the authentic heart of Asia with these five fun ways to travel like a local. For more than 24 years, Buffalo Tours has been offering travellers unique opportunities to immerse in Asia’s local life – read more to find out our expert tips! […]

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Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

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10 Tips on How to Haggle in Asia

Travelling to Asia offers many thrills, one particular is the excitement of the barter. Haggling is a way of life throughout the continent, and when travelling through visitors have the unique opportunity to get in on the deals. However, many people get intimidated by the venture, as it can be both stressful and overwhelming if […]

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Glamping Asia: 7 Amazing Luxury Tented Camps in Asia

For many, the hotel is one of the most important elements of a trip but choosing one can often be overwhelming. In Asia, there is so much choice at every different level of luxury and we have undertaken the task of finding the crème de la crème so you don’t have to spend hours scouring […]

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3 Special Ways to Experience a Culture Through Its Food

Strolling along the streets of Hanoi, Beijing or Bangkok at lunch time, with restaurants spilling out onto the pavements, packed with locals slurping and talking their way through steaming bowls of unpronounceable foods, you’ll learn a simple lesson in local culture. Food, in Asia, is important. In China, “chi fan le ma”- meaning “Have you eaten?”- […]

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Tips from a Tour Guide: Tipping in Asia

Tipping in a foreign country can be difficult, with some countries finding the custom offensive and others considering it essential. We share tipping guidelines from tour guides themselves in some of the most popular destinations in Asia. There’s so much to learn in a new country, from customs and traditions to etiquette and manners. Add to this […]

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Buying Guide: Traditional Hmong Textiles

The Hmong people are recognisable from their bright, detailed dress, much of which is readily available to buy as souvenirs. We share seven simple steps to buying traditional Hmong clothes and textiles that benefits both you and the Hmong community. The Hmong are an ethnic group that are thought to originate from the plains of Tibet and Mongolia, […]

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Commonly Forgotten Packing Essentials for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia can be a tricky place to pack for with different climates, cultures and activities across the region. We’ve put together a list of packing essentials that should be in every suitcase en-route to Asia. You’ve got your sunglasses, swimsuit and flipflops, but what else do you need to pack for a trip to Southeast Asia? We’ve […]

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