Hidden Gems

Introducing you to some of the more unusual parts of the world to experience on your travels. Be it off the beaten track, a hidden gem that is rarely visited or simply the weird and wonderful of the world, it will be well worth the effort to seek these out.

24 hours in Budapest

  Stylish, cosmopolitan, sophisticated and beautiful are all words regularly used to describe Budapest. A tale of two halves split across the Danube River, we look at how to best spend 24 hours in Hungary’s capital city. First things first – … Continue reading

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Old Towns in Eastern Europe

  We are very excited to start 2016 with the launch of group tours to Eastern Europe. To celebrate we’ve picked our favourite historic cities from our new destinations; Old Towns and historic centres dotted throughout this beautiful part of … Continue reading

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The migration of the Berbers in Morocco

  Ditch the smart phone, tablet and all those other technological crutches we’ve become so used to, for a chance to step outside of your comfort zone, experience a different way of life and to get back to nature on … Continue reading

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Beyond the sites of Egypt

  After spending a week or so exploring the ancient ruins and bustling souks of Egypt you may have some time to spare – from a few days to an evening, and are wondering how to make the most of … Continue reading

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Khajuraho – Home of the Kamasutra

  Heading to Khajuraho, on our 18 day Highways to Himalayas group tour, all that Emma McInnes really knew was that it was brimming with temples depicting erotic images. This week Emma tells us about her time in the home … Continue reading

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Uncover North Korea

  There’s something about North Korea – Asia’s rogue state, that has the inquisitive traveller thoroughly intrigued and keen to discover its hidden attractions of communist-style statues, historic monuments, ancient temples, halls of treasures and stunning mountain scenery.  With just a couple thousand … Continue reading

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Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

  Originally established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa has quickly become one of northern Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations. With gorgeous scenery of cascading rice paddies and mountains carpeted with lush vegetation, Sapa is the … Continue reading

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Wat Rong Khun – The White Temple of Chiang Rai

On the outskirts of Chiang Rai sits Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple. This beautiful intricately designed white and silver masterpiece is still in the making, however what has been done so far is simply spectacular says Ann Amies … Continue reading

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Stopping in for a drink at the FCC in Phnom Penh

No trip to Phnom Penh’s bustling Riverside district would be complete without stopping for a drink at the iconic Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC). First time visitors would easily be forgiven for imagining the club sprang from Cambodia’s colonial era, but the … Continue reading

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Bike riding to Tra Que, Vietnam

  Having recently returned from Southeast Asia on our 15 day Journey to Angkor Wat tour, Clare Bailey tells us about one of the highlights of her trip – cycling through the Vietnamese countryside to Tra Que village where she … Continue reading

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