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In the Western world, a funeral is an ending. A funeral is a final goodbye. We cry, we try to accept that we will never see that loved one again. But what if death didn't mean goodbye? For the Toraja people of South Sulawesi in Indonesia, death is not the end.

A huge thank you to the Indonesian Tourism board for hosting me on the amazing Trip of Wonders, highlighting some of the best cultural wonders around Indonesia. Warning: the following post contains images that may be upsetting to some readers.  

Yogyakarta, or the Special Region of Yogyakarta, is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. It is usually pronounced 'Jogjakarta' and is also known as Jogja or Jogjakarta (so if you want to be cool, just call it Jogja).It is the only place in the Republic of Indonesia where a royal family still has some administrative power, rather than just being a cultural figurehead (hence why it is a 'Special Region'), since Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX helped overthrow the Dutch colonialists during the fight for independence in 1945.There is so much to see and do in Yogyakarta, and it is a city you definitely can't miss when you visit Indonesia!A huge thank you to the Indonesian Tourism board for hosting me on the amazing Trip of Wonders, highlighting some of the best cultural wonders around Indonesia. 

Winter is coming. It’s true, whether you like the cold weather or not! Winter is a great time of year for travel since you have so many options, including heading to warmer climates (a favourite of mine), exploring Christmas markets, doing winter sports or experiencing the sheer beauty of winter.Some of my favourite travel bloggers have put forward their top choices for winter destinations this year… where will you choose to go?

Bangkok is a thriving metropolis and one of the most popular destinations for travellers from around the globe. A melting pot of palaces, temples, markets, street vendors, huge shopping centres and its well-known dynamic nightlife, Bangkok is a city you could stay in for days and not even see half of the sights. But, despite that, I'm going to recommend that you get out of Bangkok and see some of the amazing sights that are close enough for a day trip.One of these unmissable places is Kanchanaburi, a hugely important city north-west of Bangkok and less than 70km from the Thai-Burmese border. A lot of people wonder whether Kanchanaburi is worth visiting - read on to find out why I say YES!