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Top 10 Thai Dishes, by ICS Travel Group

Travellers consistently list “culinary experiences” as one of the things they most look forward to, and one of the most interesting and memorable aspects of their trip.  Thailand especially is internationally known as a gastronomical hotspot for it’s delicious, spicy cuisine. But what do locals actually eat?  We’ve created this infographic to show you the “Top Ten Thai Dishes You Must Try!”

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Top 10 Thai Dishes, by ICS Travel Group

Top 5 Hidden Beaches in Bali, Indonesia

You have probably heard of the most famous Bali beaches such as Kuta, Uluwatu and Padang-Padang, but did you know Bali has many beautiful beaches which are still hidden from the average tourist. We explored this island paradise and discovered 5 hidden beaches which are true pearls you can enjoy without the crowd. But keep in mind that to reach a hidden beach and enjoy its beauty often requires a strong will, as the road may be an adventure and the path to the beach may be challenging…maybe even hundreds of stairs.

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Vietnam launches e-Visa program

Beginning 1 Feb 2017, Vietnam officially launched their new e-visa program. The advantage of an e-visa is that clients will not have to wait at the airport for a Visa on Arrival, resulting in a faster Immigration process.

Nationals of eligible countries will be able to apply for a 30-day, single-entry e-visa.  The fee is US$25/pax, paid at the time your application is submitted.  This fee is non-refundable, even if the visa is refused.

Below is the full list of eligible nationalities:
Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China (not applicable to Chinese e-passport holders), Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Myanmar, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Timor Leste, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela

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