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Welcome to the Bamboo Travel blog where we post our latest news and travel ideas. Please use the filter below to find articles relevant to your interests, and please come back regularly to be kept abreast of the very latest developments in Asia.

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Darjeeling
01/08/2017
India News
Away from the heat of the plains India's hill stations offer a welcome relief from the heat of the Indian summer.
Takin, Bhutan
30/06/2017
Bhutan News
Although Bhutan is a relatively small country it has an immense variety of landscapes, and habitats, ranging from low tropical forest in the south of the country to vast Himalayan peaks in the north.
25/05/2017
China News
Located in China's Hunan Province, the striking mountains of Zhangjiajie are an other-worldly landscape of huge rock columns towering above the lush subtropical forest. 
Approach road to Everest Base Camp
22/05/2017
General Articles, China News
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we can arrange special permits from the Tibet Mountaineering Association, to allow access past the check point for a high-altitude trek to the Interim Camp on the East Rongbuk Glacier. 
Kaiseki dinner, here served at Okonoyu Ryokan in Kurokawa-onsen, Kyushu
20/04/2017
Japan News
Food is a highlight of any tour in Japan. Culinary experiences are abundant, and endlessly mouth-watering! 
Classic Bagan flight
03/03/2017
Myanmar News
The image of a hot-air balloon gliding majestically past the temples of Bagan has become one of the most iconic images of travelling in Myanmar in recent years. However, this is not the only way to experience an airborne adventure in this fascinating country.
Breakfast with a view
01/03/2017
Myanmar News
Until recently the opportunities for those wanting to explore Myanmar's breathtaking countryside were somewhat limited by tight government controls, but in this golden age of change we are seeing these restrictions slowly lifting.
Trekking in fields around the Lanjia Lodge
27/01/2017
Thailand News
Northern Thailand is a world away from the white sandy beaches of the south. With its lush green mountains, mist-laden valleys, and colourful hill tribes, it is well worth taking some time to explore the more untouched corners of the Land of Smiles.
Pu Luong Retreat
06/01/2017
Vietnam News
The wild northern provinces of Vietnam are the least populated in the country, and arguably the most scenic regions with jagged peaks, lush hillsides, and emerald rice terraces. The recent incarnation of the Pu Luong Retreat has now opened up this region to those seeking an alternative to the usual tourist trail.
Angkor Wat Half Marathon
27/10/2016
General Articles, China News, Cambodia News, Thailand News, Borneo News, Japan News
Marathon (and half marathon) running has been growing in popularity in recent years. We appreciate it's not a pursuit in which everyone will want to partake, but, for the keen runners among you, here are a few interesting races that we can include as part of your tailor-made holiday.
Hiking in stunning Seoraksan NP, South Korea
24/10/2016
Taiwan News, Japan News, Korea News
In our latest blog we take a look at the wealth of outdoor activity on offer in our East Asian destinations: Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. It really doesn't take long to get away from the concrete jungle, and out into the adventure-rich great outdoors!
Grand Bazaar, Urumqi
13/10/2016
Bamboo Team Travels, China News
Having spent a number of years living and working in China, I wasn’t sure there was much left that could surprise me about the country. That is until a recent trip took me for the first time into Xinjiang, China’s westernmost province.