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Top Foods to Try in London [infographic]

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Top Foods to Try in London [infographic]

Planning a visit to London? After booking your flight and picking the perfect London hotel, the next item on the list is figuring out where to dine in this British metropolis.

London is packed with everything from expensive, swanky restaurants to ultra-affordable, no-frills street vendors. The great thing about this city is that whether you dine in luxury or while just lounging on a park bench, you can enjoy some truly delicious food.

To help travelers make the most of every meal in London, we’ve put together this hassle-free guide to the city’s best dishes. Use this menu to make sure you don’t miss out on the incredible flavors that London has to offer during your visit.

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Traveling For LEGO: Attending an International Brickvention

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Traveling For LEGO: Attending an International Brickvention

My greatest love as a child was LEGO. I would build intricately designed spaceships, multi-coloured castles, and re-enact scenes from various star wars films. The beauty of LEGO is that it is only limited by your imagination.

And while LEGO is little more than a passing interest of childhood for many people, it’s not just child’s play anymore. At 29 years of age, I’m an unabashed fan of Lego, and I’m far from being alone.

Adults with a passion for LEGO know the difference between a plate, brick, wedge, washer and stud. Some weeks we spend more on LEGO than we do on groceries. We can finally spend the sort of cash that as a child you rarely got to blow on plastic figures, and we’re happy to make pilgrimages all over the world for an international convention or new store.

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10 Romantic Destination Ideas For Couples This Year

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10 Romantic Destination Ideas For Couples This Year

There’s nothing better than traveling to an exotic destination with your significant other. The thrilling feeling of adventure combined with butterflies in your stomach guarantees an unforgettable experience, and you will be creating memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.

While planning for a romantic trip, it’s important to think outside the box. Destinations like Paris, Venice, and Bali are all iconic destinations for couples seeking romance, though you need to think about whether you really want to share your memories with thousands of other couples too.

The following are 10 romantic destination ideas for couples to visit this year. Consider traveling here if you are looking for something a little more exotic than Paris and an experience that is truly unique.

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Kilimanjaro: Join the Alzheimer’s Australia Charity Climb

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Kilimanjaro: Join the Alzheimer’s Australia Charity Climb

Climbing to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro was by far one of the most challenging adventures I have ever undertaken, and one which pushed me beyond both my physical and emotional limits. And while I felt like jumping off the mountain to die during the more difficult parts of the climb, the experience was easily the most worthwhile challenge I have ever undertaken, and by far my greatest travel accomplishment.

There was nothing more gratifying than taking that final step onto the crater rim after 6 hard and grueling days of climbing. I collapsed into a heap and cried my eyes out when I got to the final plateau. Not because I was physically wrecked – which I was – and not because I was an emotional wreck – which I was – but because I had achieved something so amazing, and persevered through hell to get there.

After picking myself up and drying my eyes, I witnessed the most incredible sunrise of my life, standing 5,895 meters above the ground, at the highest point in Africa. This October you can conquer Kilimanjaro too, hike above the clouds to witness same spectacular sunrise, and raise money for a wonderful cause.

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4 Reasons to Visit Jakarta, Indonesia

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4 Reasons to Visit Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta is a dynamic city, and one of the world’s greatest megalopolises. At first sight it can appear to be a crowded and confusing city, and it can be difficult to look past the maddening traffic and pollution for which it is known. Many tourists choose to take in other destinations throughout the archipelago instead. Their loss.

Missing out on Jakarta on a visit to Indonesia is a mistake. Underneath what is often perceived as an unappealing facade are plenty of unexpected surprises; an exciting nightlife and vibrant shopping scene, and a melting pot of Indonesian culture and cuisine.

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Why Burma is My New Favorite Country in South East Asia

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Why Burma is My New Favorite Country in South East Asia

My first real exposure to Burma (Myanmar) was while watching Anthony Bourdain’s Emmy award-winning ‘Parts Unknown‘. The country was featured in the very first episode of this long running TV series, and I was immediately excited to go. My travel senses were quickly sparked, as was a curiosity about a country that had been isolated from the rest of the world for 60 years. I wanted a first hand experience like Anthony Bourdain.

Luckily I was in Kuala Lumpur at this time, and on visiting the Burmese consulate I received my tourist visa on the same day. Burma is still one of South East Asia’s biggest hidden gems. You can tell that from the number of people applying for a visa.

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5 Travel Accessories You Need To Be Prepared For Anything

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5 Travel Accessories You Need To Be Prepared For Anything

You can pretty much guarantee that every adventure will come with it’s bumps in the road, but with careful planning and a few handy travel accessories you can be prepared for anything.

We’ve all been there – you’re having the holiday of a lifetime ticking item after item off your bucket list and then something you hadn’t planned for happens. With travel it’s the nature of the beast, and it wouldn’t really be an adventure if everything was easy.

When you’re heading out into the wild it’s important to plan for 4 crucial things; shelter, water, food and safety. Whether you plan to be gone a weekend or a week, you won’t last long without a place to sleep away from the weather and creepy crawlies, safe drinking water, some food to refuel, and some safety equipment to treat bites, scrapes and bruises.

With these four crucial elements in mind, here are 5 essential travel accessories so that you can stay safe and enjoy your travels.

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5 European Gems You Have to Visit This Year

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5 European Gems You Have to Visit This Year

Travelling through Europe is a must for anyone looking for a fabulous vacation. It is full of historical sites, lush landscapes, and offers up many exciting kinds of accommodations for explorers.

Here are 5 gems that you must visit this year.

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Wanted: Great Global Adventurer 2016. WIN a Trip Around the World with AXA

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Wanted: Great Global Adventurer 2016. WIN a Trip Around the World with AXA

AXA is committed to supporting employability for students and graduates early in their career and to help develop global mindsets to be able to work in an international environment. In this context, AXA has launched The Great Global Adventure; a global Game giving students and recent graduates everywhere the chance to win an epic year long all expenses paid trip around the world!

The Game offers one player the chance to win The Global Prize, an ultimate international trip, during which he/she will participate in up to two maximum six-week paid Work Experiences and one (1) maximum six-week Community Project around the world.

The Game is open to players who are over eighteen years of age and who are either currently studying in full-time higher education or who have graduated from full-time higher education within the last two years (up to MA, MSC or MBA level).

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Documentary Review: The Road to Santiago

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Documentary Review: The Road to Santiago

For more than a thousand years, pilgrims have been making their way on foot to the Spanish city Santiago de Compostela, the purported resting place of the remains of Saint James, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ. The pilgrims walk hundreds of miles that make up the Camino, which in Spanish means the path, a road, a route, a way.

Pilgrims from every background are today drawn to the Camino from all over the world and for a wide variety of reasons. Some are ill, some grieving, some confused, some celebrating, some walk out of devotion or in fulfilment of a vow and others are just simply curious. Some will have walked a hundred miles, others five hundred and others more than a thousand.

What is nevertheless common to them all is that they will have left behind what is familiar and habitual in order to wake each day to a new vista, to a new stretch of road, to the scents and flavours of a land other than their own.

The best way to prepare for such a walk? To know if this pilgrimage is for you? The Road to Santiago movie is a very real account of the journey as walked by Alan Fields; an authentic, down to earth documentary which will transport you to the trail and put you in his shoes.

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