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Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

by Travelbag on 15 August 2019, 12:08PM Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai Northern Thailand is very much a tale of two cities. The capital, Bangkok, is a maze of street food stalls, lavish palaces and jam-packed markets, surrounded by a sea of horn-beeping traffic. Meanwhile, quiet Chiang Mai – to the north of Bangkok – is a haven famous for its elephant sanctuaries and tranquil temples. They’re two very different places but, together, they’re the perfect match. When the frenetic pace of Bangkok gets too much, you can simply decamp to peaceful Chiang Mai. As Chris Coplans explains in this guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, visiting both cities allows you to see the contrasting personalities of Thailand – and you’ll be glad that you did.   Guide to Bangkok Bangkok is not for the faint hearted. Tropical heat, chock-a-blo...
How to Spend 40 Days in Southeast Asia

How to Spend 40 Days in Southeast Asia

Throughout July we’re celebrating 40 years of Travelbag – so we’ve been sharing a series of incredible 40-day itineraries to encourage you to get out and explore some of our favourite destinations. This one focuses on Southeast Asia – by far one of our all-time most-booked regions. With its blissful beaches, captivating history, and lively cities, it’s not hard to ...
by Travelbag on 18 July 2019, 09:07AM



10 Reasons to Book a Holiday to Vietnam

10 Reasons to Book a Holiday to Vietnam

With its bright green paddy fields, lantern-lit towns and dramatic limestone islands, it was only a matter of time before Vietnam became a must-see holiday destination. And now, the secret is well and truly out. In 2018, Vietnam saw over 15 million international tourists – more than double the number of visitors back in 2015. And yet, despite its surge in popularity, the country has manag...
by Travelbag on 19 June 2019, 10:06AM



How to Spend 24 Hours in Singapore

How to Spend 24 Hours in Singapore

Singapore’s Changi airport is one of Southeast Asia’s largest transportation hubs, and a popular layover for those making their way to tourist hotpots such as Sydney, Auckland and Bali. While Changi is consistently voted one of the best airports in the world, the city beyond also has plenty to offer. With its rich culture, modern architecture and Michelin starred-street food, Singapo...
by on 12 June 2019, 09:06AM



Indonesian Islands that are Alternatives to Bali

Indonesian Islands that are Alternatives to Bali

From Ubud’s monkey forest and terraced rice fields to the fantastic surf breaks at Kuta, Canggu and Seminyak beaches, Bali has a lot to offer. So it’s no surprise that this Indonesian island, with its abundance of temples and yoga retreats, has become such a tourist hotspot – 5.7million people visited in 2017, while the government’s target for foreign arrivals in 2018 was...
by Travelbag on 29 May 2019, 12:05PM



India- The Spice Lands

India- The Spice Lands

India, the seventh biggest country in the world has something for everyone. The spice lands of Kerala are a great introduction to the region. After you land in Cochin, the most cosmopolitan city in the region, you will visit the Matancherry Dutch Palace, confusingly built by the Portuguese, a Jewish synagogue and St Francis Church, before relaxing in the evening by watching a traditional Kathakal...
by Travelbag on 01 June 2015, 16:06PM



Food for thought

Food for thought

Carla ter Maat finds that Luang Prabang in Laos is a place to feed the soul. I had a very clear image in my mind about what Luang Prabang would be like – it was more a premonition than through research, and in fact and I wasn’t far wrong. The sense of calm, serenity and peace, as though I had arrived at a very holy place, pervaded the air, even as I departed the plane. Luang Praban...
by Carla ter Maat on 11 November 2014, 11:11AM



Test Your World Travel Knowledge

Test Your World Travel Knowledge

As you probably would have guessed, at Travelbag we are passionate about travel!    Our consultants travel extensively to make sure they have firsthand experience of the destinations. Over the years, they have come across some interesting and sometimes strange facts and habits. We have put together a fun quiz to test your world travel knowledge. Are you a seasoned traveller or an occas...
by Travelbag on 07 January 2014, 12:01PM



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