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  • Five great types of local transport

    True exploration should always be about more than merely getting from A to B, and here at Gecko’s we love a bit of local transport – hopping aboard boat or bus, spending time with the locals, transforming journeys into adventures. Here’s five local transport types that have caught our eye on our travels.

    Jeepney, Philippines

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  • Some unusual drinks

    It’s one of the joys of travelling – discovering the pleasures of the local palate, sampling regional fare and bringing home recipes. Of course, everyone knows that dishes inevitably fail to taste quite as appealing when you cook them up at home – cue embarrassing pauses at dinner parties, followed by guests asking if the guinea pig tasted quite so chewy in Peru.

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  • Some unusual drinks

    It’s one of the joys of travelling – discovering the pleasures of the local palate, sampling regional fare and bringing home recipes. Of course, everyone knows that dishes inevitably fail to taste quite as appealing when you cook them up at home – cue embarrassing pauses at dinner parties, followed by guests asking if the guinea pig tasted quite so chewy in Peru.

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  • Some unusual drinks

    It’s one of the joys of travelling – discovering the pleasures of the local palate, sampling regional fare and bringing home recipes. Of course, everyone knows that dishes inevitably fail to taste quite as appealing when you cook them up at home – cue embarrassing pauses at dinner parties, followed by guests asking if the guinea pig tasted quite so chewy in Peru.

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  • Filipino fact file

    The Philippines has just become our newest destination, and we’re excited about our trips there: beach out in Borocay then swim with whale sharks at Donsol; walk the Banaue rice terraces before taking a hike on fiery Mayon Volcano – the islands have energy, diversity and spectacle to spare. Take a look here for more details, but rather than us going on about how great the place is, below are a few random facts to whet your appetite.

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  • The Sadhus of the Subcontinent

    Have you seen this man? He seems to crop up in photo collections worldwide – a Kathmandu sadhu with a relaxed attitude towards tourist photography and, subsequently, an international profile!

    Given his elaborate changes in costume, it’s perhaps not too far-fetched to wonder whether this particular sadhu indeed cultivates his profile – his ever-shifting paintwork and robes seem to reflect an awareness of his worldwide exposure and a desire to create a varied portfolio – is he vain or just giving good value for money?

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  • The Sadhus of the Subcontinent

    Have you seen this man? He seems to crop up in photo collections worldwide – a Kathmandu sadhu with a relaxed attitude towards tourist photography and, subsequently, an international profile!

    Given his elaborate changes in costume, it’s perhaps not too far-fetched to wonder whether this particular sadhu indeed cultivates his profile – his ever-shifting paintwork and robes seem to reflect an awareness of his worldwide exposure and a desire to create a varied portfolio – is he vain or just giving good value for money?

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  • Best street food

    It can get a bad press, and every seasoned traveller has a ‘Tangiers Tummy’ tale they’re happy to tell in grizzly detail, but it’s unfair to look on street food as the potential assassin of holidays. More often than not, the produce is fresh, locals graze there, and the street can make for a more sociable occasion than run-of-the-mill restaurants. So here’s a few of our favourites snacks, in some of our favourite places.

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  • Best street food

    It can get a bad press, and every seasoned traveller has a ‘Tangiers Tummy’ tale they’re happy to tell in grizzly detail, but it’s unfair to look on street food as the potential assassin of holidays. More often than not, the produce is fresh, locals graze there, and the street can make for a more sociable occasion than run-of-the-mill restaurants. So here’s a few of our favourites snacks, in some of our favourite places.

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  • Best street food

    It can get a bad press, and every seasoned traveller has a ‘Tangiers Tummy’ tale they’re happy to tell in grizzly detail, but it’s unfair to look on street food as the potential assassin of holidays. More often than not, the produce is fresh, locals graze there, and the street can make for a more sociable occasion than run-of-the-mill restaurants. So here’s a few of our favourites snacks, in some of our favourite places.

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