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Postcards from Abroad

Whether your dream is to stay in a colonial-era bungalow in the middle of a tea plantation, an Indian princely palace, or to cruise in luxury the Irrawaddy to Mandalay, we never tire of searching for your next great travel destination. This is the place to share with us your most recent adventures.

Even today, in the 21st Century, Asia and the Far East represents in the imagination all that is exotic, mysterious, and wonderful in the world. Eastravel, the Far East travel specialists, can help to make your dreams of the mystic orient come alive.

Whether you journey to experience culture, nature, adventure, or simply relaxation, your tailor made Eastravel odyssey to Asia and the Far East will flood your senses with dramatic contrasts, awe-inspiring images to form magical memories for you to keep forever.

So whether your dream is to discover the authentic aboriginal peoples of Myanmar, the stunning Khmer architecture of Cambodia, the world class beaches of Vietnam, the glittering skylines of Hong Kong and Singapore, the unique wildlife of Malaysia, the majestic palaces of Thailand, the towering mountains and gorges of Taiwan, the verdant tea plantations of Sri Lanka, the brooding volcanoes of Indonesia, the special charm of Japan and Korea, the other-worldly Plain of Jars in Laos, the sights, sounds and smells of incredible India – Wherever your dreams carry you, call us today to discuss your plans.

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Cambodia, Laos, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Sri Lanka - Positive and affectionate reflections by James and Cate Fraser

Sri Lanka - Positive and affectionate reflections by James and Cate Fraser

As nearly a year has passed, we have had time to reflect on our trip which was so cruelly cut short by COVID. All looked good when we flew from Stansted with Emirates

Our first stop was at The Mudhouse, an eco-lodge forest lodge, seemingly miles from anywhere. No electricity so candle and lanterns at night. Bikes to get around the extensive site. Excellent trip out to Paramakanda Temple.
Great experience, once you got used to the heat!

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Sri Lanka - The Notable North by James and Cate Fraser

Thanthirmale Buddhist TempleOn our journey to Mannar Island we stopped off at Thanthirmale Buddhist Temple where we admired the large stupa and a huge ancient carving of a sleeping Buddha in the rock face. Whilst beneath the Bodhi Tree we encountered a loud strange and repetitive sound. It emanated from a very small but beautiful Barbel. We were captivated.

 

 

  

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Ayubowan! (Greetings) by James and Cate Fraser

Mudhouse Our eco Mud House visit triggered our Sri Lankan travels. Set in the forest, it was   quite   difficult to find as there are no signposts once off the main road and this added to the   anticipation. We were not disappointed!

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Bangkok and Vietnam adventure by Pete and Mo Hill

Mekong deltaBangkok

We were on our way back home from a family wedding in Australia and had planned a further break in Bangkok and Vietnam on the principle that if we’d already come half way round the world, it would be silly not to see more whilst we were there. We didn’t get off to a particularly auspicious start in Bangkok airport; we’d had to run through the place on a short transfer on the way out and now we had to deal with a chaotic and badly-signed arrivals hall. Eventually we were able to get a taxi into town and our hotel on the west side of the Chaopraya River and once settled into our plush room and fed, prepared for a hectic sightseeing day to follow.

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Rail tour of Taiwan by Dilys and Colin Ward

The scenery across the island was spectacular –- from the coastal regions to the high mountains in the clouds -- and we have so many wonderful memories: the bustling city of Taipei and Walter who took us on the morning tour; travelling the Pingxi Railway Line and hopping on and off the train at stations to explore the mining towns and watch the launch of the sky lanterns; the peace and beauty of Sun Moon Lake; the twisting road to Alishan through the tea plantations and into the mountains through the clouds (we took a taxi from Chiayi station instead of the bus so we arrived earlier and had time to hike along a forest trail; the early morning ride on the 4.50 am Alishan Forest Train to watch the sunrise at Chu-Shan (6.23 am) and, after breakfast, we spent the rest of the day hiking along different forest trails.

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