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.

Guest post: Things to do in Madaba, Jordan.

Travel blogger Adam Groffman returns with more from the Kingdom of Jordan. The mosaic city of Madaba is most famous for its 6th century map of the Middle East, but Madaba is actually a surprisingly interesting city worth more than … Continue reading

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Paying tribute to the heroes of El Alamein, Egypt

El Alamein in Egypt is an area known for its Commonwealth Cemetery and War Museum, as it was an area which saw heavy fighting during the Second World War. Many brave young men lost their lives here or in the … Continue reading

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Taking in the view from Mount Nebo, Jordan

Adam Groffman is a well-known travel blogger who travelled with us to Jordan over December after winning last year’s XMAS Competition. Here he takes in the view from Mount Nebo and discovers a little more about the area’s history. Read … Continue reading

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Where is the best spot to view the Suez Canal?

The 163km channel, first opened in 1869, connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea and is one of the world’s most significant waterways. Approximately 50 ships pass through the canal each day taking between 11 and 16 hours to pass. … Continue reading

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Back to basics with the Berbers: the migration of the Berbers in Morocco

Ditch the iPhone, the laptop and all those other technological crutches of yours, and get back to nature. Getting a glimpse of how different societies operate can be challenging, but it’s exhilarating to let go of your creature comforts. Migrating with the Berbers … Continue reading

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The incredible architecture of Chand Baori, Rajasthan

Chand Baori in Abhaneri village is one of India’s often-overlooked landmarks, but it’s proximity to Jaipur makes it really easy to visit. The largest and deepest step well in the world, Chand Baori was constructed in the 9th Century by … Continue reading

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Bollywood dancing: embracing India’s colourful heritage

Music, dancing and folklore are a huge part of the traditional Indian way of life. Modern Bollywood-style dancing and music have a lot to thank their forebears for. Before it really made its mark on the international film scene with … Continue reading

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The stunning natural beauty of Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou is a stunningly scenic region in the north of the Sichuan Province in China. The name ‘Jiuzhaigou’ literally means ‘Valley of nine villages’, and features nine ancient Tibetan villages where life carries on in much the same way as it always … Continue reading

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Whale-watching in Madagascar

If you’ve got an interest in whale-watching, now is the perfect time to see these magnificent creatures up close. Madagascar’s whale watching season is just about to kick off, with hundreds of humpback whales migrating from the Antarctic to the … Continue reading

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Exploring the ancient city of Bosra

If you’re interested in Roman and ancient history you should definitely visit the Ancient city of Bosra – a must-see on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This small Syrian town is only 50 km from Jordanian border and … Continue reading

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