The village of Kampong Phluk sits high above the waters of the Tonle Sap. Depending on the season, water levels fluctuate, rising to the height of the homes or lowering to reveal them suspended on stilts. • The only way to get to school? By boat of course! Children paddle up in clusters, dock their little wooden boats and scurry off to start their school day.
For its relatively small size, Sri Lanka is perhaps the most diverse island on earth. From the verdant tea country to the dynamic cities, vast variety of wildlife to miles of golden, palm-fringed beaches, it’s a curious traveller’s paradise. • Click the link in our bio to read our latest blog post about Sri Lanka & discover more about Lonely Planet’s best country to travel to in 2019!
Lonely planet has named Sri Lanka as the best country to visit in 2019 and we couldn’t agree with their decision more. • If you’re ready to discover an island blessed with incredible natural beauty, a rich culture dating back millennia and a wealth of wildlife, then check out the link in our bio for more Sri Lanka travel inspiration and information.
Scenes from ‘Our Asia, At Home’ - our photography and brochure (or ‘non-brochure’ shall we say) unveiling event here in London. • @tom_parker_photographer’s incredible photographs from a range of our destinations were on display, blowing us all away, @aman were showing guests just how beautiful their properties are, and @kakilimalondon were cooking up delicious Indonesian food. • If you’re a curious traveler, click the link in our bio to request our new, inspiring ‘non-brochure’ filled with inspiring stories, photographs and adventures.
Thank you to @vanessaevoraturner for these photos, too.
“I love that feeling; that one where you almost feel unconnected with the movement of people around, removed to one side and a pure observer. A feeling that’s almost impossible to capture at home in the everyday. When there is so much going on that all you can do is look, drink it all in and perhaps get a little glimpse of another perspective on the world. It’s a feeling you can’t quite get on demand; you almost need to squint and like one of those magic paintings, it just appears. This was one of those moments...” • Read more about Sam’s experience at Ternate harbour on our blog - link in bio.
Meet Indika Suresh, one of the 200 or so Toddy Tappers left today working in Sri Lanka full-time. • He started working in a local Toddy shop, which was owned by his family, and got to learn the ropes (excuse the pun) from his father. • Read more about his story in our bio.
Travellers have always been captivated by the toddy tappers of Sri Lanka. We’re not surprised - we are too! • It’s quite a surreal process to behold and definitely not for the faint-hearted! • Can you spot Indika Suresh the toddy tapper?
Ni Ketut Sari has lived in rural Bali for an incredible ninety-five years and her family says she’ll never stop doing the daily ritual at Pura Kehen. • She loves meeting people from around the world, so if you visit at the right time, you may get to see her elegantly wandering through the temple. • Read the full story in our bio.
There’s so much more to Bali than the overcrowded beaches of the southern coastline. • The rich traditions that made this island so unique are very much alive and flourishing. This is the story of Ni Ketut Sari... • Read more in our bio.
Another beautiful shot from Myanmar’s south captured by one of or ETG team members, @davidgookey • This unique pagoda, Kyauk Kalap, is perched atop a towering rock formation in the middle of a small, man-made lake in Hpa An.
Inle Lake is like a whole other world in Myanmar where stilt houses and temples stand above water, crops float, fishermen row with their legs and sunsets are breathtakingly golden. • Float over the lake in a hot air balloon for a unique perspective, as seen by @davidgookey, our ETG team member.