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We are always charmed by Sri Lanka’s rolling green hills, the ancient UNESCO sites and its rich history and culture. With the pandemic situation, we find ourselves missing the Pearl of the Indian Ocean quite a bit. But guess what? The country is now open again for tourism. Check out Sri Lanka Covid-19 Travel Requirements below! For all travellers regardless of your vaccination status: You don’t need to seek approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Civil Aviation Authority to enter Sri Lanka.There is no minimum stay requirement. What is Sri Lanka’s Bio-Bubble? Not-vaccinated and not-fully-vaccinated travellers are required to stay and travel within Sri Lanka’s Bio-Bubble for a designated amount of time depending on your vaccination status. The Bio-Bubble is a program which allows those who are not fully vaccinated to explore the country safely. Within the program are several hotels and tourist attractions for you to choose…

Hua Hin has got the perfect blend of beach and city life, great for all kinds of travellers. It is a pleasant place to be at any time of the year, even during the monsoon (rainy) season. Not sure when is the best time to go to Hua Hin? This article will be your introduction to Hua Hin’s climate and weather. Hua Hin’s Climate and Weather The climate is tropical and humid with lots of sunshine. During the rainy season, you can expect some intense rainfall, short and sweet, mostly in the early morning and late afternoon. No matter what time of the year you’re planning to visit Hua Hin, the moderate climate and temperatures are perfectly suited for a memorable beach holiday and villa stay. Dry Season: November – February: best time to go to Hua Hin Credit: tbradford via freerangestock Generally speaking, the best time to visit Hua…

If you are concerned about being quarantined on holiday, rejoice. Koh Samui is one of the destinations where you can travel without quarantine, thanks to the Samui Plus SandBox program. The program took effect on July 15, 2021. Read on to find out what you need to know about Samui SandBox. What is Samui Plus SandBox program Under the Samui Plus Sandbox, fully vaccinated travellers from any country can fly to Koh Samui and don’t have to undergo a quarantine period. You will need to stay in an SHA+ villa or hotel. You are allow to travel freely in Koh Samui, Koh Phang Ngan or Koh Tao. Adult travellers (18 years old and above) who are not fully vaccinated will need to quarantine for 10 days. Children who are below 18 years old travelling with vaccinated parents don’t have to be quarantined but will need to do a COVID-19 test…

With palm-fringed beaches, colourful sacred temples and friendly people, Phuket is a dream holiday destination for many travellers. Thanks to the Phuket SandBox program, this paradise island is open again. In this article, we will update any information regarding requirements to enter Phuket. What is the Phuket SandBox program? The Phuket SandBox program allows travellers to enter Phuket. Under this program, if you are vaccinated, you don’t have to quarantine upon arrival. However, you will need to stay in Phuket for at leat 7 nights before travelling to another other destinations in Thailand. Travellers who are 18 years old and above and are unvaccinated will need to quarantine at a AQ Hotel for 10 days. Unvaccinated children under 18 years old who are accompanied by vaccinated parents don’t need to quarantine but will have to do a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Villa Saan, SHA+ Villa in Phuket Phuket SandBox Requirements…

The fabulous and sprawling walled city of Chiang Mai is located up in the north of Thailand and it is also known as ‘the cultural capital of Thailand’. In the last few years, more and more travellers decided to check out the north instead of the good old south and the endless white sand beaches in the Gulf of Thailand. Chiang Mai has got a charm of its own and it is this beautiful, historical city that used to be the capital city of the ancient Lana Kingdom. The city is modern yet it exudes and old-age charm and it is the main gateway to explore other landmarks and cities in the north of Thailand. Not sure how to go around in this city? Here’s your complete guide to transportation in Chiang Mai. Getting to Chiang Mai By bus, by train, by plane – there are many ways to get to…

Food is an important matter when holidaying in exotic Thailand. Why? Well, the local food is divine! The Thai Kitchen bursts with excitement, spiciness, rich flavours and colours. Nobody gets enough of it! Chiang Mai may be the cultural capital in Thailand, it has also got a fantastic restaurant scene going on. Wonder where to eat? Check out our picks for the best restaurants in Chiang Mai: 1. Khao Soi Khun Yai Credit: dontree_m via freerangestock We have all heard about the traditional Tom Yum soup, green curries, red curries, masaman curries and pad thai but when travelling to the north of Thailand, you just have to try the local dish that goes by the following name: khao soi. It is a mix of crispy and soft boiled egg noodles with beef or chicken cooked in a creamy coconut curry. Where to get the best version of this local Northern…

We love the French Alps for several reasons. In warmer months, the area is an excellent spot for hiking and camping. The endless green hills, the crisp mountain air, the way our voices got carried by the wind – everything is just so perfect and peaceful. As snow starts to fall, the area transforms into a white winter wonderland. It’s one of the best holiday destinations for skiers and snowboarding enthusiasts. There are plenty of gorgeous ski chalets to boot! Choices are aplenty, but we have selected some of the best ski chalets in France below. Check them out! 1. Chalet Moulin III Chalet Moulin III is a true luxury retreat nestled in the French Alps. In summer, you will have a breathtaking view of mountain greens and lustrous meadows as your backdrop. This 4-bedroom ski chalet boasts a stylish combination of a traditional wooden hut and modern design. You…

India with kids? Really? Yes, really!!! India is a magical and beautiful country bursting with colours, diversity, people, wildlife and breathtaking nature. Kerala is located in the south of India and it is an amazing family destination! How so? Pristine beaches, lush backwater canals with the famous traditional houseboats, lush green tea plantations as far as the eye can see, Kerala is the greenest area in all of India and it is easily accessible via several airports including the Goa Airport, Bangalore and Cochin Airport. It is true, India is not the easiest choice for a family holiday compared to popular Bali or Phuket but it is very rewarding! Kerala is the area that is more relaxed and the most family-friendly in all of India and it is still as exotic and enchanting. With the right preparation and planning, you are in for a fantastic, unforgettable holiday with the family…

Byron Bay’s balanced climate make it the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities all year round. The temperatures are generally warmer than the other popular Australian tourist destinations of Sydney and Melbourne. But not as hot or humid as the more northern and central regions of Queensland and Alice Springs. Below is a rundown of the yearly climatic and weather conditions in Byron Bay, so you know how to prepare and what to expect during your next visit. SUMMER in Byron Bay: December to February As with many other holiday destinations around Australia, the hottest months in Byron Bay are during the summer months between December and February (28 – 38°C). Humidity can be quite high during this period however, the coastal winds around Byron Bay provide a nice blanket of fresh air to cool you down at the end of each day. Summer days in Byron Bay can become…

Byron Bay is a world-class family travel destination, with lots of fun things happening all year round. So whether you are travelling with toddlers, teens, or young adults, there is always plenty of family-friendly activities and events happening in Byron bay for you to choose from. Below are the best family-friendly activities in Byron Bay the whole family is sure to enjoy! Macadamia Castle With a paddock full of cute farmyard animals to feed and hold, a mini-golf course and a restaurant serving delicious pancakes sprinkled with macadamia nuts, The Macadamia Castle has been a family holiday favourite in the Byron Bay area for more than 40 years. Macadamia Castle is located a short 30 minute drive from the center of town, towards the glorious mountain ranges of the nearby Byron Bay Hinterlands. The Animal Fun Park at Macadamia Castle features a daily program of interactive activities the whole family…