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THAILAND

Thai holidays will allow you to explore the great mountains of the north, the perfect beaches in the south, the alluring islands such as Phi Phi and Phuket and the jungles of Khao Sok. There is so much to see in Thailand which is why it is well known as a backpacker’s paradise. You can visit the spiritual temples, stroll through the night markets of Krabi, and get lost in Bangkok. Thailand has an epic nightlife and is famously known for the full moon party as well as some of the most delicious foods like Pad Thai. 


Weather: Thailand has a tropical climate, where the temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) throughout the year. But the monsoon season starts in May and can last up to October. The best time to visit Thailand is from November to April.


Currency: Thai Baht
Capital City: Bangkok
National Language: Thai
Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Wat Arun
Best National Park: Khao Sok National Park 
National Dish: Pad Thai
National Drink: Thai Tea
Most Popular Beer: Singha
National Animal: Elephant & Siamese Fighting Fish
National Sport: Mauy Thai

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JAPAN

Japanese holidays will provide you with the opportunity to travel city to city on the prominent bullet train and experience the skyline of Tokyo which is one of the best in the world. Tokyo has a lot to offer from shopping to Disneyland to unique dining experiences and entertaining and diverse nightlife. Other cities that are must-visit are Kyoto and Osaka. Kyoto has magnificent zen gardens, water gardens, shrines and many popular historical sights. If you want an adventure, why not attempt to climb Mount Fiji which is one of the most picturesque mountains in the world. 

Weather: Japans climate varies from regions. Most of the climate is maritime with four seasons. The most attractive in the months of March to May & September to November due to the cherry blossoms. Japan does have a rainy season which lasts from May to June. Winter is from December to March and in the North, you can go skiing during this time. In the south, the weather is Mediterranean and has two seasons, winter, and summer.

Currency: Japanese Yen

Capital City: Tokyo

National Language: Japanese

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Teamlab Borderless

Best National Park: Nikko National Park

National Dish: Kushari

National Drink: Sake

Most Popular Beer: Asahi

National Animal: Green Pheasant & Koi

National Sport: Sumo

MALAYSIA

Malaysian holidays will allow you to witness the rising skyscrapers and the ancient temples of Kuala Lumpur. Head over to Borneo where you can explore the jungles in the day and relax by the white sand beaches in the afternoon. If you just simply want to relax at a beach and have a life of luxury, make sure you visit Langkawi where you can snorkel, horse-ride on the beach or simply just relax with a tropical cocktail. Malaysia is another backpacker’s paradise and it is definitely worth a visit.

Weather: Malaysia has a tropical climate with hot temperatures but a lot of rainfall. The rainy season is from November to February, making the period of March to October the best time to travel to Malaysia.

Currency: Malaysia Ringgit

Capital City: Kuala Lumpur

National Language: Malay

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Astaka Morocco

Best National Park: Gunung Mulu National Park

National Dish: Nasi Lemak

National Drink: The Tarik

Most Popular Beer: Carlsberg

National Animal: Malayan Tiger

National Sport: Sepak Takraw

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INDIA

Indian holidays will show you some of the most important religious sites ever as it is the home of many Hindu temples, Sikh temples and Mosques. India's capital, Delhi has lively markets, museums, galleries and UNESCO sites such as Humayun’s Tomb. Make sure you travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marbled building on the river Yamuna. If you want to experience the culture, you must experience Holi or Diwali. If you want to get away from the ancient cities there are always a few options. One being the futuristic city Bangalore, visiting the Himalayas or another is visiting the beaches of Goa where you can sit back relax and enjoy soothing cocktails.

Weather: India has a tropical climate in the south and desert climate throughout other areas. Most of India’s rain falls from July to September. The best time to travel India will vary as in the South it will be November to March but in the North, it will be October to November or February to May.

Currency: Indian Rupee

Capital City: New Delhi

National Language: Hindi

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Taj Mahal

Best National Park: Ranthambore National Park

National Dish: Khichdi

National Drink: Indian Tea

Most Popular Beer: Kingfisher

National Animal: Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Peacock, Gages River Dolphin & Indian Elephant

National Sport: Field Hockey

VIETNAM

Vietnamese holidays allow you to witness the culture, history, fast-growing cities, nature, beaches and much more. North Vietnam has majestic mountain ranges and beautiful rice fields as well as Hanoi, the capital city. Hanoi has a long, interesting history, mouth-watering street food, impressive museums and art galleries to tour. It is absolutely a must-visit. Whilst in the north you must pay a visit to Halong Bay, old rock formations where visitors can get lost on a boat with the beauty of the scenery. Further down south, you will find Ho Chi Minh City which has modern skyscrapers and the Mekong Delta which is always worth exploring. South of this, you have the serene islands which are remote untouched landscapes where you can relax and enjoy cocktails.

Weather: Vietnam has a tropical climate, with a rainy season that lasts from May to November. This makes the months of December to April the best to visit.

Currency: Vietnamese Dong

Capital City: Hanoi

National Language: Arabic

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Ban Gioc-Detian Falls

Best National Park: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

National Dish: Pho

National Drink: Vietnamese Green Tea

Most Popular Beer: Sabeco Brewery

National Animal: Water Buffalo

National Sport: Football

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SOUTH KOREA

South Korean will show you one of the most high-tech cities in the world, Seoul. Seoul is known to be a hub of technology as well famed for its multi-coloured temples, museums and restaurants that serve the world's popular Korean barbecue. Korea has an extravagant nightlife where you can have a glass of soju and enjoy K-Pop. South Korea also has some of the best ski slopes in the world, so if you are up for an adventure it may be worth a visit.  Other areas that are worth a trip is Daegu, Jeju Island and Busan. Busan like Seoul has a charming skyline.

Weather: South Korea has four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and the best time to visit if you want to go skiing. Summers are hot and humid. It does not rain much in any of its seasons. Spring and autumn are the best periods to visit as it is pleasant temperatures.

Currency: South Korean Won

Capital City: Seoul

National Language: Korean

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Bukchon Hanok Village

Best National Park: Bukhansan National Park

National Dish: Kimchi

National Drink: Soju

Most Popular Beer: Hite-Jinro

National Animal: Siberian tiger

National Sport: Taekwondo

SINGAPORE

Singaporean holidays will allow you to observe the picturesque skyline of the country. Make sure you take time to see the different neighbourhoods such as Sentosa the state of fund or Civic District, which will take you for a trip down memory lane to understand the diversity of the culture. If you are a nature lover, be sure to visit MacRitchie Nature Trail or Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves. Singapore is the home of a Universal Studios for those of you that are thrill-seekers and it is the home to many galleries and museums for the art & history seekers. Singapore is a small island with a lot of vast activities that offer something to everyone.

Weather: Singapore has a tropical climate, where rainstorms can occur all year but are more prominent during December to March. Majority of the time, Singapore is warm and humid.

Currency: Singapore Dollar

Capital City: Singapore

National Language: English, Malay. Mandarin & Tamil

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Gardens by the Bay

Best National Park: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

National Dish: Hainanese Chicken Rice

National Drink: Singapore Sling

Most Popular Beer: Tiger Beer

National Animal: Lion

National Sport: Football

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INDONESIA

Indonesian holidays will amaze you with the utopia that is Bali. Bali has everything a tourist would want to experience. Bali is the home to volcanos, luxuriant rice fields and most importantly for many it is a surfers’ paradise and world destination. There is more Bali than surfing though, as there is vibrant ceremonies, exhilarating nightlife, and magnificent temples. There is also more to Indonesia than Bali. you can get lost in the enchanting Raja Ampat, visit Lake Toba which the largest lake in Southeast Asia and explore the capital city of Jakarta. No visit to the nation is complete without a visit to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, where you can visit Mount Semeru, temples, waterfalls, villages and more.

Weather: Indonesia has a tropical climate which varies from regions. The wettest period is from December to March. Rest of the year, Indonesia is warm and humid. Some of the higher regions can be a bit cooler.

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah

Capital City: Jakarta

National Language: Indonesian

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Komodo National Park

Best National Park: Hanging Gardens Infinity Pool

National Dish: Nasi Goreng

National Drink: Bajigur

Most Popular Beer: PT Multi Bintang Indonesia

National Animal: Komodo Dragon & Garuda

National Sport: Badminton

PHILIPPINES

Filipino holidays will allow you to Island hop as there are over 7000 tropical islands in the country with each having a different reason to visit. Some have volcanoes, some have emerald lagoons, others have deserted beaches. Palawan region is a must-visit if you are in the nation as it hosts the two towns of El Nido and Coron which are both known to have the best beaches in the world. The Philippines is the home to vast rice fields where you can spend a night and see how the locals live. The capital city of Manila has colonial churches, forts and much more making it worth spending at least a night or two.

Weather: Philippines has a tropical climate, so it is hot and humid most of the year. The rainy season is June to September and there can be typhoons during this period. The hottest time of the year is March to May; however, it is hot during the rest of the year.

Currency: Philippine Peso

Capital City: Manila

National Language: Filipino

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Isla Gigantes

Best National Park: Calauit Safari Park

National Dish: Abodo

National Drink: Manila Sunshine

Most Popular Beer: San Miguel Beer

National Animal: Philippine Eagle

National Sport: Sipa & Basketball

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SRI LANKA

Sri Lankan holidays will show you the various incredible coastlines to visit with private secluded beaches that can be yours for the day. Sri Lanka has a lot of water-based activities such as jet skis, water surfing, snorkeling and more. If you do not fancy spending a day at the beach instead you can visit the jungles that are rich with wildlife, contain tea plantations and set against a backdrop of beautiful cloudy hills. Sri Lanka offers delicious cuisine which is will satisfy any tourist with options for the more adventurous. The largest city Colombo offers many temples, skyline, bustling markets and street food making it worth visiting. Other cities that are worth visiting are Kandy and Galle.  If you do visit Kandy be sure to take the scenic train ride to Ella, where you can get the famous Instagram post.

Weather: Sri Lanka has a tropical climate. It has two monsoons, one is Yala Monsoon which brings in the rain in the West from April to September and the other is Maha Monsoon bringing in the rain from October to March. If you do plan travelling the West and South coast, December to March is best. If you plan on travelling the East and North Coast April to September is the best period.

Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee

Capital City: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

National Language: Sinhala & Tamil

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Sigiriya Rock

Best National Park: Yala National Park

National Dish: Rice and Curry

National Drink: Egyptian Tea

Most Popular Beer: Lion Brewery

National Animal: Lion & Sri Lankan Junglefowl

National Sport: Volleyball

CAMBODIA

Cambodian holidays will allow you to visit the world’s largest religious monument, Angkor Wat. If you do decide to visit just make sure you see the temple during sunrise for the most spectacular view of your life. The capital city of Phnom Penh has French-influenced streets, many different restaurants, bars and gives you the chance to take a boat trip down the Mekong River. If you travel south, you will come across the tranquil Cambodian Islands. These are great places to have a layback after backpacking across the country. Cambodia is a country that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Weather: Cambodia has a tropical climate with a monsoon season from May to November. The best time to visit Cambodia is February to April has that is the hottest time of the year, however, it is hot year-round.

Currency: Cambodian Riel

Capital City: Phnom Penh

National Language: Khmer

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: Angkor Wat

Best National Park: Pnhom Kulen National Park

National Dish: Amok

National Drink: Sombai

Most Popular Beer: Angkor Premium

National Animal: Kouprey, Giant Ibis, Royal Turtle & Giant Mekong Barb

National Sport: Game Khmer Traditional Wrestling

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CHINA

Chinese holidays will show you some of the world’s greatest shimmering skyscrapers to some of the most historical ancient sites like the world-famous Great Wall of China, which can be seen from space. China offers a plethora of tours from imperial temples to wild pandas. The nation is so large that you can see the natural scenery of the fastest developing cities. China has a unique culture alongside some of the world’s best cuisine. If you are looking to experience a culture and see the fastest developing nation, this is the place to visit.

Weather: China is a large nation; therefore, its climate varies drastically. September to October & April to May is usually the best time to travel to China. Summers can be extremely hot and rainy whereas the Winter can be cold, especially in the north.

Currency: Renminbi

Capital City: Beijing

National Language: Mandarin

Best Spot for an Instagram Photo: The Rainbow Mountains

Best National Park: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

National Dish: Peking Duck

National Drink: Baijiu

Most Popular Beer: Snow Beer

National Animal: Chinese Dragon, Giant Panda & Red-Crowned Crane

National Sport: Table Tennis