Bali Belly: What it is and How to Avoid it

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Bali belly or traveller's diarrhoea is a relatively common travel sickness, but the symptoms aren’t pleasant! Find out the best ways to avoid Bali belly and how to get rid of it with Cover-More's top tips.

Formerly known (and often still referred to) as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is a thriving metropolis and Vietnam’s centre of commerce. This fast-paced city is always alive with the swarm and sounds of motorbikes zooming along tree-lined avenues. With the influx of foreign investments a fine-living vibe has descended on the city and can be seen in the number of fine restaurants, glitzy bars, and luxury shops that have sprung up in recent years. With the plentiful choices for modern day fun you will never be without a distraction or experience while visiting Vietnam. Use our guide to Ho Chi Minh City to ensure your visit is sparkling and memorable.

By Dan Moore

So, you’ve settled on a river cruise for your next holiday. But, you’ve never cruised along a river before…how do you figure out which trip is right for you and your travel companions? Learn a little more about the top River cruise options available and decide from there. With scenic outlooks, relaxing pace, famous landmarks and more along the routes, it’s hard to go wrong with a river cruise. Here’s a list of some of the best river cruises in the world, where you can learn a little more about the destination and what you can expect to see along the way.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) has been a hot topic through the media over the last decade with various reports from passengers of long haul flights developing DVT. This article will give you some quick tips to do during your long flights to help prevent DVT.

Phoebe Lee

I knew New Zealand was beautiful, which is why I was really excited to spend some time there recently. I expected to fall in love with Queenstown and never want to leave, so I was really surprised when it was somewhere else that completely captured my heart.

In a country with such varied experiences as kite-surfing across bright blue waters to hiking steep and sometimes rocky evergreen hills, any photographer visiting Vietnam is sure to find hidden gems and obvious wonders to take pictures of. Whether your focus is on natural beauty, historical beauty or on capturing the portraits and lives of the people that live in Vietnam, the potential incredible photography is everywhere in Vietnam.

When you are packing for a trip abroad, you think about the clothes, shoes, accessories, and gear you may need for every situation in which you will find yourself. For Vietnam that means layers, strong walking shoes, a money belt and any other creature comforts to make sure you feel prepared and can enjoy your holiday fully.

The other-worldly beauty that is Vietnam is something you have to see to believe. From the ancient ruins of Ho Chi Minh to the natural beauty of Halong Bay, experience the vibrant culture that has endured years of war and political upheaval to become what it is today.

A group of highly-trained and highly-cultured women called the geishas, are a representation of Japanese culture. Meeting one can be an once-in-a-lifetime event, even for many Japanese. Though you will see many geisha throughout Japan, Kyoto is known as the birthplace of the culture.

What started as a student-organized event has quickly morphed into the internationally recognized Sapporo Snow Festival. It is one of Japan's largest winter events and every year it attracts more visitors from Japan and an increasing number of visitors from abroad, too. Every winter, about two million people come to Sapporo to see a large number of splendid snow and ice sculptures lining Odori Park, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, and the sights and lights along the main street in Susukino. If you are planning to attend and want a little more information about the history of the festival, what you can do and other logistics, read Cover-More’s guide to the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan.

Tokyo may be the modern day capital of Japan, but Kyoto will always hold a place in Japanese hearts. Standing as the capital of Japan for over a millennium, this city still holds on to the old world charm while embracing the modern-era. Though you may be fooled initially upon entering the city, where the steel and glass main gateway greets you, the hidden gems of this city, such as the parks and the temples, will take you back to bygone eras. This city may be small in size, but it is rich in cultural heritage.

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