Things to do in Thailand

Thailand is a great place to visit with many amazing things to see and do, why not start by visiting one of the infamous floating markets? Local market traders sell their wares from little rickety wooden boats, its truly brilliant to see and worth getting a picture of. The Golden Triangle is very popular with tourists, you can stand on the river bank and peruse the market stalls here as well as learn the drug growing history of the area at the Hall of Opium. Going elephant trekking is a great experience whilst in Thailand, the elephant is Thailand’s national symbol and they are greatly respected by the Thai people.... Read More »

Places to visit in East Asia

When travelling to East Asia there can be so many places to go and things to see that it’s hard to know where to start. Places such as Bangkok are always popular with tourists, this capital city of Thailand is a buzzing place with lots to see but can be extremely busy and feel quite hectic so you possibly wouldn’t want to spend a long time there. Beijing in China is also very popular amongst tourists, you can go and see the Forbidden City as well as the Great Wall of China and really immerse yourself in the Chinese culture. If you’re looking for somewhere truly beautiful and rich in... Read More »

Unusual delicacies in East Asia

Most countries have their delicacies that are traditional to local culture such as Paella in Spain, Pasta in Italy and Crepes in France, however East Asia is home to some very unusual ones that you may need to be brave (and have a strong stomach) to attempt! Birds nest soup – this is quite literally a soup made from bird saliva! It’s extremely high in calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron so is considered very good for you!  Turtle Jelly – this is made from ground up turtle shells and herbs and is said to have medicinal properties when eaten, but it’s VERY bitter so is often eaten with honey. Inago... Read More »

United Kingdom – World Heritage sites (WHS)

We have a total of 28 of these sites across the UK, 16 in England, 5 in Scotland, 3 in Wales, 1 in Northern Ireland and 3 in overseas Territories. UNESCO World Heritage sites are split into two types: Cultural and/or Natural. In the UK there are a total of twenty three Cultural sites, four Natural sites and one mixed. The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC), the Government and UNESCO are committed to protecting these sites for future generations. A number of parties all work together to ensure this and the close work with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and other partners, such as English Heritage, Cadw... Read More »

UNESCO World Heritage sites

We strongly suggest you visit the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! These sites are deemed to be of special cultural or physical significance by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of just 981 World Heritage Sites across the world. (There are 28 in the UK alone!) This is the largest unbroken, un-flooded volcanic caldera in the world. It was formed over three million years ago when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself. It is about 19kms wide and about 600 meters deep with a total area of 260 square kilometres which now acts as... Read More »