Browsing Category Asia

Touring China’s cities and countryside

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Guest travellers Rick Watson and Gail King share memories from their first visit to China on a trip organised by Trip a Deal. While it wasn’t on their bucket list, these New Zealanders are pleased they got the chance to visit and were pleasantly surprised by the experience. After visiting a jade factory to see the ...

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Free spirited Farmer Dave Graham

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Ahead of the first-ever K9 Ninja Challenge at the 2019 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show this weekend, we discover why Farmer Dave fell in love with Mongolia. Where is your favourite holiday destination? Mongolia. I went there 20 years ago when I toured 30 countries in one trip. It was the most free I’ve ever felt in my whole ...

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Three nights in Bangkok

Monday, December 10, 2018

What are long weekends for? A 72-hour adventure to Asia of course! So when Journeys to Come’s Jack Walden had the opportunity to meet a friend in Bangkok for a couple of days of rest and recreation, he took it. Jack Walden. After a somewhat short flight (well, from Australia anything under 12 hours is easy!), ...

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Hiroshima visit feeds the soul

Monday, November 19, 2018

This week’s Guest Traveller, Hugo, spent 10 days in Japan with his wife, and sister. In this article, he shares highlights from his time in Hiroshima, including ‘Japanese soul food’ made with what you like… including cheese! Food: Okonomi ('what you like') yaki ('grill') Termed ‘Japanese soul food’ by foodies, the mighty okonomiyaki is a pancake stuffed ...

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Exploring the flavours and fashion of India

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

In this week's episode of Journeys to Come, Catriona Rowntree explores India with fashion designers, a spice expert and a travel writer. Discover where and when to visit and get insider tips on places to eat and explore from passionate travellers. Catriona's guests include: Rebecca Thompson, Fashion designer Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill, Founder Herbies Spices Kim Pearce, Creator of Slumwear108 Sophee Southall, Travel ...

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival

Monday, June 12, 2017

On a steamy Hong Kong day last month, Journeys To Come team members attended - with thousands of other locals and visitors - the annual Dragon Boat Carnival. Colourful teams boarded the long and narrow dragon boats and paddled out to the start line to await the boom of the cannon signalling the beginning of this long-standing tradition. With 20-22 ...

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