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Five Travel Tips for Phuket, Thailand

Did reading about Rachel and Jeremy’s vacation in Phuket, Thailand, have you ready to pack your bags? As you fantasize about beaches, sunshine and elephant rides, here are Rachel’s five essential travel tips to make your dream vacation a reality. Book Your Excursions in Advance Book your day trips in advance of your arrival. Because […]

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Adventures in Paradise: Beaches and Elephants in Phuket, Thailand

After a whirlwind 48 hours in Singapore last spring, which included a trip to the world-famous Singapore Zoo, Rachel Sterling and Jeremy Sharff were ready for some relaxation. So they flew to the island of Phuket in Thailand to take advantage of the gorgeous beaches. Here, Rachel tells Travelogged where they stayed, where they ate […]

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Scenes from Durga Puja 2009 in Calcutta

(photos by Nandini Banerjee) The four-day Hindu festival of Durga Puja that takes place every fall all over eastern region of India is underway. It's become more about expressing folk artistry and playing traditional music than about the religion itself, which makes it an ideal celebration for foreigners to attend. The decorations and makeshift temples […]

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How to Take a Very Quick Trip to Asia for Just $3

Separated by the Bosphorus, the city of Istanbul spans two continents: Europe and Asia. Like most tourists, we stayed on the European side, specifically in the Sultanahmet, which is the historic center. But we were excited to venture over to Asia, so we caught the ferry at Galata Bridge to the neighborhood of Uskadar. It […]

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