Janaka Dissanayake is Out Adventures’ charismatic Sri Lanka Serendipity guide. Get to know the charmer below as he boasts about the island nation he calls home.
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You already know India is more than the Taj Mahal and butter chicken. But you may not be sure where to experience India at it’s finest. Our recommendation? Jaipur!
To this day, Jaipur is known as The Pink City, thanks to a fresh coat of paint the whole metropolis received before King Edward VII visited in 1876. Over 100 years later, the city still retains its rosy glow.
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From a sunrise below Angkor Wat to a sunset atop Everest Base Camp, Out Adventures knows all of Asia’s best angles. And we love to show her off. Below is a comprehensive guide to all the ways you can discover the largest continent on Earth with us.
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Songkran is The Land of Smiles’ splashiest festival. Literally! Every April 13 to 15 the entire country partakes in a mass water fight in honour of the Thai new year.
Slip and slide down for five fast facts about this wet, wild and wonderful wingding.
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Angkor Wat is the primary reason most people visit Cambodia. It sees over 2 million people per year, and was even named *THE* best attraction on Earth by Lonely Planet a few years ago. Here’s a few things you might like to know.
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We’ve seen it before.
Caught up in a resolution, a mid-life crisis, or boundless optimism, someone books our 14-day Everest Base Camp hike. “I can do this.” they assure themselves. “Can’t I?”
Weeks before the climb, their confidence has withered. They weep openly and hyperventilate. They haven’t even purchased the hiking boots that should already be broken in!
If you’re thinking, ‘that sounds like me’, spark some incense, listen to a guided meditation and CTFD (calm the **** down). You *can* do this. Everest’s reputation is worse than her bite. If you’re reasonably fit (to use the guides’ own words), you truly can do this with training and preparation.
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Staff writer Lino DiNallo loves to share his world with you, but we can’t take him anywhere. Following Scenes From Sri Lanka, he’s back with more filth from the muddy shores of our New Year Mekong River cruise.
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Luang Prabang is a highlight of our Laos and Cambodia Buddhist Sites & City Nights tour. While the city’s Indochina villas, ancient wats and unique cuisine will enchant and mesmerize, it’s the daily ritual of Sai Bat (Morning Alms) you won’t soon forget. Hundreds of saffron-clad monks calmly file through the streets at sunrise, collecting small offerings of sticky rice, snacks or candies and the odd personal hygiene product. The food collected is all the monks will eat that day.
Below are five fast facts about Morning Alms.
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Tibetan Prayer Flags are a common sight on our Nepal & Everest Base Camp Adventure.
Himalayan Buddhists believe the colourful rectangular cloths printed with mantras such as “Om Mani Padme Hum”, carry goodwill. Flying them can cure pride, jealousy, ignorance, greed and aggression. The flags can be strung horizantally (lung dar) or vertically (dar cho or dar chen).
Below are five fast facts about these iconic flags.
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Matthew McLaughlin has helped make Out Adventures look its best since 2014. He’s a videographer, director, and founder of Bulldog Productions (named after Lucy, his Olde English Bulldogge). Every time he joins us, Matthew has his Lumix in-hand, ready to capture unexpected markets, elusive fauna and dazzling vistas.
Just back from our Vietnam & Cambodia Mekong River Cruise, Matt shares some of the most magical moments of his journey below.
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