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5 Fabulous Places to Ring in Chinese New Year

  • Monday, 04 February 2019

Asia’s most vibrant festival is at its best and brightest in certain cities in Asia. These are some of our favourite Chinese New Year festivals in Asia, and where to celebrate Chinese New Year in […]

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Responsible Travel and Child Protection in Asia

While tourism can provide a vehicle for economic growth and positive societal change, it can also have an adverse effect on local communities if we do not act responsibly. Some of the major issues contributing to the endangerment of children include the rise in child labour, begging, orphanage tourism, volunteer tourism and the sexual exploitation […]

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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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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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[INFOGRAPHIC]: Asia Guide to Souvenirs: Wildlife Edition

How can smarter choices for souvenirs help protect Asia’s endangered wildlife? We teamed up with Animals Asia to create top tips for making wildlife-friendly choices in Asia! Spend just a few days travelling in Asia, and you’ll soon learn about the “world’s most expensive coffee”. Called ‘kopi luwak’, the story behind this prized bean is […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] A Guide to Travel: Singapore

If you fancy a stunning metropolis of modern Asian culture, luxurious attractions and tropical flora, Singapore is the place to be. Learn the basics of travel in this unique country with our online Singapore Tour Guide. Singapore is an unusual country, not only is it the world’s only sovereign island city-state, it is also home to all manners of […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] A Guide to Travel: Cambodia

Thinking of exploring a land of fascinating history and intriguing culture? Cambodia should be at the top of your list of destinations. Take a look at this illustrated Cambodia guide to help you plan your trip. Cambodia is located in a perfect position for those who want to explore more than one area of Southeast Asia. The […]

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Tips from a Tour Guide: Travel Pro Tips for Chinese New Year!

Planning on Chinese New Year travel this year? Here’s what you need to know about travelling in China and Hong Kong during its most significant holiday – from an expert tour guide with the insider tips! Chinese New Year might be one of the coolest times of year to explore Asia, but it can also […]

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Tips from a Tour Guide: How to Bargain Like a Pro In Thailand

The Buffalo Tours’ team is full of seasoned travellers, destination experts and professed food fanatics – but no one knows travel and tours in Asia quite like our tour guides. That’s why, when it comes to Thailand travel advice, we go to our on-the-ground travel experts. Thankfully, we have a whole team of them! This […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] A Guide to Travel: Vietnam

Considering a trip to Vietnam? We’ve saved you a bit of time by compiling this list of Vietnam travel tips in an infographic form to help you plan for your trip! Vietnam is a small yet captivating country, offering travellers an exciting mix of adventure and culture. The country’s natural wonders span from the mountainous north […]

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#ChangeTravelChangeLives – How To Travel Differently in 2016

Our new Year’s Resolutions this year are all about changing travel – and changing lives – for the better. Here’s what we’re committing to doing in 2016, and how you can be a part of it, too! Travel has a way of changing our lives for the better. It opens our minds to new experiences, […]

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Asian Food Adventures: Eating Singapore

Singapore doesn’t often make it on foodies travel to-do list in Asia, but it should! Our foodie writer reminisces about her own experience eating the best food in Singapore – and what she still has on her food bucket list! Singapore may be small, but she is mighty. From towering shopping malls and sparkling harbour […]

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