Ian Fillingham, Author at The Dragon Trip


Travel trends, insights, experiences, tips & inspiration, all written by our expert travel nerds

June 7, 2019

5 top tips for safe eating in India | Expert Travel Tips

January 31, 2019

Beginner’s Guide to Cosplaying in Japan | Expert Travel Tips

So, you want to book your budget anime adventure tour through Tokyo and follow your guide to your first Japanese anime convention: AnimeJapan. Your cosplay is on point - wig stiff and armor detailed. You’ve been to all the conventions in your local area countless times, so how different could cosplaying in Japan be?
August 3, 2018
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Top 5 reasons why you need to visit Laos now | Expert Travel Tips

When you think of Southeast Asia, long sandy beaches and clear blue waters tend to jump to mind. But unlike many of its neighbouring countries, Laos is one of the only landlocked countries in Southeast Asia. Here are our top 5 reasons why you need to visit Laos now.
August 3, 2018
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Where is your Chinese spiritual home? | Quiz

If you're yet to travel in China (or just can't figure it out yourself) we've designed this quiz to calculate where in the country you'd be best placed.
May 30, 2018
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Why Joe travelled to Asia with The Dragon Trip | Video Interview

Joe's the first person who has taken every single one of our tours. Naturally, we wanted to hear what he had to say about The Dragon Trip experience.
May 23, 2018

Haggling in China | Expert Travel Tips

Haggling is part of Chinese culture and it can be a fun – sometimes necessary – activity to do when purchasing items during your backpacking adventure. Here's our quick guide on how to haggle like a native.
May 2, 2018
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We’re now taking high-speed rail to Chengdu!

Thanks to the wonders of high-speed rail, we now make the journey from Guilin to Chengdu (about 1430km) in a mere 7 hours. Waving goodbye to using the 27 hour sleeper train adds a whole extra night onto the time we spend Chengdu, so here's a little bit more about the city you'll be staying in.
April 20, 2018

Essential guide to Southeast Asian food | Expert Travel Tips

Backpacking in Southeast Asia? Read our recommendations on what’s tasty, authentic, won't break the bank and won't give you bellyache. This guide briefs you on essential food to eat and where to get it in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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