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.

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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Off the beaten path in India’s Shekhawati region

In a recent holiday to India I was so excited about seeing the Taj Mahal, The Amber Fort and experiencing a rickshaw in Delhi and these experiences certainly didn’t disappoint. However I also visited Alsisar in Shekhawati which wasn’t somewhere … Continue reading

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Step back in time in medieval Fes

Whilst Marrakech has deservedly soared in popularity over the last decade, attracting tourists in their droves to its colourful souk and vibrant main square, Fes has remained relatively under the radar. Entering through the ornate arched blue gate of Bab … Continue reading

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The incredible mosaic map of Madaba

One of the most underrated places in Jordan – and also one of my favourites –  is the city of Madaba, about 30km south-west of Jordan’s capital, Amman. Famed for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba’s real treasure is the … Continue reading

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Taking a chance on Bhaktapur

When I’m travelling, I make a point of asking people who have already been there about their opinions on the must-see’s and do’s. I was told about Bhaktapur by a businessman on my flight to Kathmandu. Located about an hour’s … Continue reading

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The Long Haired Women of the Longji Terraces, China

The entrance to the Longji Terraces is 77kms from Guilin, it is here that we board a smaller bus to take us up the winding and narrow road up 17km’s to Ping’an. The drive takes our breath away as the … Continue reading

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My Yangshuo road-trip

My recent trip to China provided many special memories, one of them being our scooter ride through the countryside and local villages near Yangshuo in the south of China. Our three hour ride cost a mere 50 Yuan (or $8.25 … Continue reading

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Off the beaten track in Jordan

We’re always interested in stories that relate to the destinations we visit, even if they’re a little further off the beaten track than what we’re used to. Here are details of some great spots in Jordan that don’t get as … Continue reading

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Konya’s Whirling Dervishes

It is pitilessly hot and dusty in summer. Freezing, slushy and cut with cruel, icy winds in winter. It’s inhabitants are clannish and conservative – the women bundled and head-to-toe covered, the men bearded and guarded. So why go to … Continue reading

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