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JR Kyushu’s Little ‘Sweet Train’ Big on Beauty, Fun, Good Taste | Track 25

One of JR Kyushu’s newest railway confections is the Aru Ressha,  or Sweet Train. It’s one of a dozen special trains dreamed up by the creative minds of railway officials on Japan’…

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We’re the Travelers Travel Magazine of beginner writers – by Traveller Dave

Stefanie has had a cooking school experience in Vietnam and she shows us what she learned there.

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Collette – Japanese tea ceremony

The Japanese in particular are very well known for their tea ceremonies which are deeply rooted in history and full of symbolism.

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Star Cruises Announces First-Ever Cruise Ship to Homeport in Manila – Man Of Wanders

Star Cruises Announces First-Ever Cruise Ship to Homeport in Manila – 6 Day/5 Night Cruises to Laoag, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong from 19 March to 28 May, 2017

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9 Must-Try Street Foods in Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is famously home to some of the most incredible street food in the world.

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Top 20 Free Things To Do In Hong Kong | Fodor’s Travel

Hong Kong has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world, but there are plenty of budget-friendly sights and experiences—as long as you know where to look.

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Where To Eat In Hong Kong Now | Fodor’s Travel

Feast your eyes on this delicious new lineup of restaurants in Hong Kong, featuring international cuisine, design-forward interiors, and quirky new concepts.

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G Adventures Top 5: Vegetarian Hotspots

By: G Adventures
With a voracious appetite for vegetables, there are more than a few long-time vegetarians at G Adventures. If vegetables could talk, you’d hear them screaming when they trek into town.

Here are some memorable vegetarian stops we’ve had the pleasure to enjoy during wandering travels around the world.

#1 Chiang Mai, Thailand — While travelling through Thailand the most common vegetarian dishes are usually variations on veggie pad Thai or veggie Thai curry. While both are great dishes, don’t you wonder what the vegetarian Thai eats? In Chiang Mai we found a place that serves up the true North Thailand vegetarian experience. Mangsawirat Kangreuanjam is a small place within the city walls that serves up 20 to 30 different authentic thai dishes daily. Opening early in the morning this is a fantastic place for breakfast. All your choices are right in front of you and you can load your plate for less than two bucks.

#2 Rajasthan, India — (winner of our Best Vegetarian Country award) – India has got to be the best place in the world for a vegetarian meal. The variety in choices of dishes from north to south is mind boggling. One place that stands out however, is the Dream Heaven Guest House in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The meal of choice was a thali dinner consisting of 6 spectacular dishes served with rice, roti and papad. The open air roof top patio has a fantastic view over the lake, the old city and the floating palace. We enjoyed a Kingfisher beer as the sun went down and then enjoyed our meal in the cool evening air.

#3 Cuzco, Peru — Unlike India, South America can be a tough place to find a really good variety of vegetarian food. After a month touring around Peru we found ourselves a little tired of rice, beans and eggs and craving fresh vegetables. While in Cuzco we tried a place called Granja Heidi that had a Mediterranean theme. We had a delicious fresh green salad and penne pasta. Although the dishes were not peruvian, we did enjoy the meal with a Cusqueña beer.

#4 Chamonix, France — Okay, here is one of our favourite lunches. While in the Alps in early June we packed up a lunch consisting of fresh baguette, brie, olives, avocado and a great bottle of red wine and headed out for a hike through the mountains. After an amazing morning hiking through the forests, up the mountain and across alpine meadows we found a stunning view of the surrounding snow caps. There we sat in silence and enjoyed one of the best lunches we have ever had. Don’t forget the corkscrew.

#5 New Brunswick, Canada — No matter where you are you can usually find a vegetarian dish on the menu. But when you stumble upon a vegetarian restaurant in the most unexpected place it is a fantastic score and means you have more than one choice. While travelling through New Brunswick, Canada, we were fortunate, and surprised, to find a vegetarian restaurant just down the street from our bed and breakfast in a residential area of Moncton. The staff at Café Calactus restaurant were very friendly and they served us up some fantastic veg dishes at very reasonable prices.

Ditch the meat and contact R and B International Travel to visit one of these vegetarian hotspots!