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Roundabout Taiwan

Most people never consider visiting Taiwan, yet many actually have a stopover on their transpacific flights in Taipei. While it may not be worth to get off the airport for just a few hours, why not make your stopover into a tour? Taipei…

Images of China: Grand Buddha of Leshan

Being some 210 feet tall, the Grand Buddha of Leshan is the hailed as the biggest Buddha in the world. Starting in AD 713 it took nearly 100 years to carve out of the cliff face at the confluence of Dadu and Min rivers in a town of Leshan…

Time out for culture in Bogota

Ettica, whose son is a doctor in Knoxville, picked us up at our hotel the following morning. She and her husband, Isaac, also a doctor, were born in Colombia but their grandparents emigrated from Central Europe early in the 20th,…

Include Brazil in your next trip to Latin America

Adventure, natural wonders and a dreamer’s paradise are some of the words that can best describe a tour of Latin America. Spending a few weeks travelling in the South American continent was not only thrilling but a rewarding experience for…

Time to visit Luang Prabang is now

Following end of Vietnam – American war and its postwar alignment with North Vietnam’s communist system of government, Laos fell into obscurity. With the fall of Berlin Wall and dismantling of Soviet Union, Laos as Vietnam slowly opened its…

Historic Brazil

Get an overview of Brazil's culture with this 3-city vacation package. In addition to the vibrant Rio, you'll experience the 18th-century colonial town of Ouro Preto, a historic town full of beautiful Baroque churches, and an UNESCO World…

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