The former capital of Sri Lanka, Kandy is famed for sheltering a tooth of the Buddha — the country’s most holy Buddhist relic — along with botanical gardens, temples and an artificial lake.

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Ella, Sri Lanka

Ceylon as Sri Lanka was previously known, and particularly Ella which is is set high in the hills of this idyllic area evokes visions of colonial tea plantations ...this is a place to soak up the peace and quiet and to watch the tea grow... It is a place where the Sinhalese and Tamil cultures co-exist. Learning to cook the local cuisine here is a MUST and it is the starting or end point for the famed blue train rail journey which winds through the tea plantations and mountains passes and must be done in 3rd class to yield the full experience! Don't forget to scale Ella Rock or Little Adam's Peak, go zip lining and visit Nine Arch Bridge as well as the roaring Diyaluma Falls...

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Sri Lanka

Apart from the myriad of landscapes, cultures, climates and food it is the warm, gentle people that make this one of our favourite countries in the world. It is a tropical paradise with white beaches and incredible wildlife and what is more is that it is highly affordable ... we need to go back to continue exploring!

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Belfast is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, standing on the banks of the River Lagan on the east coast. The Titanic was built in Belfast. It was one of the most dangerous cities to live in in the world. From 1968 to 1998, Northern Ireland and specifically Belfast were going through war called the Troubles. It opposed Catholics and protestants. This political conflict led to a lot of bombings and made Belfast a very hostile and dangerous city to live in for 3 decades. Now it however a vibrant City to visit and learn about its fascinating history. Belfast is a very modern city now and is located on a beautiful island. For these reasons, it started to attract a lot of IT and entertainment companies. The TV industry is worth over a billion pounds in Northern Ireland.

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Socrates, Plato Aristotle: the word 'philosophy' comes from the Greek words 'philo' which means love and 'sophia' which means wisdom - so, the love of wisdom. Thousands of islands and incredible beaches... Tzatziki, Souvlaki, Moussaka and Baklava washed down with Retsina...Acropolis and Olympic Games - what a magnificent country!

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Cambodia is best known for two things: the Khmer Rouge genocide and the temples of Angkor Watt. Both have done their part to shape the country and will inevitably shape your trip. Cambodians will welcome you with open generous arms.

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Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum and Rijks

The Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, the most famous is his masterpiece, the Night Watch.Afterwards treat yourself: Joris Bijdendijk’s highly personal cuisine at RIJKS has put the Rijksmuseum’s culinary masterpiece firmly on the map - Divine.

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