Hidden Gems

Finding an untouched corner of a country is a thrilling experience and something which is becoming increasingly hard to achieve. Take the road less travelled or discover somewhere weird and wonderful with our guides to destinations and experiences off the beaten path.

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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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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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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A different side to Egypt …

Given Egypt’s location and long history, it truly is a fascinating mix of Arabian, African and European cultures. From modern resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, to the old city streets and markets of Cairo, Egypt has everything. … Continue reading

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The Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival

Morocco is a land with a rich and varied culture which has consistently inspired musicians, writers and other creatives across the world for decades. The Rolling Stones were drawn to the allure of Marrakech, while Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and … Continue reading

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Pi’s Pondicherry

With charming colonial architecture, a quaint seafront promenade and an interesting spiritual heritage, the small city of Pondicherry, has been drawing discerning travellers for years, in search of enlightenment and that authentic southern Indian experience. Now the city is attracting … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: White Night at the Museums

In the early summer months in St Petersburg, the sun doesn’t really set. The city is so far inside the Arctic Circle that it enjoys weeks of virtually continuous daylight. Russians call this time of year the season of the … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: Visiting Kashmir

Srinagar lies in the beautiful Kashmir Valley, a heavily disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar acts as the summer capital of the region, whilst the city of Jammu, farther south on the plains is the winter capital. Situated on … Continue reading

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