Extra Time in…

Extra time in… gives you the insider’s info on what to do when you find yourself at a loose end and the start or end of your tour. Written by travel experts, these are spots you won’t visit on your tour, but are definitely worth exploring if you get the chance. Peel back the curtain of your chosen destination and see something new and exciting.

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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Extra time in Istanbul, Turkey

With remnant of its illustrious past juxtaposing with modern day life, Istanbul is a wonderful and exciting place to explore. Whether you have a few hours or a couple days to spare in this intoxicating city, there is plenty to see … Continue reading

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Beijing by night

  Come nightfall the streets of Beijing undergo a transformation, the hubbub of the day settles down and monuments are illuminated against the night sky. Our very own Ann Amies has just returned from a trip to China and enlightens … Continue reading

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A Day at The Lake Palace, Udaipur

Set in the middle of Lake Pichola in Udaipur, the suitably named Lake Palace Hotel is a truly special place, offering peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here Tracey Olsen tells us about what makes … Continue reading

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Walking with Lions

Check out these photos from our Walking With Lions tour in Antelope Park, Gweru. The pictures really speak for themselves. The chance to get this close to big cats on safari is a once-in-a-lifetime deal, and supports a critical conservation … Continue reading

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Exploring the Golden Temple of Dambulla – Sri Lanka

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is situated in the central area of Sri Lanka and was named a World Heritage Site in 1991. The beautifully designed temple can be seen from afar as it stands 100-150m above the road and … Continue reading

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Exploring Chichen Itza – Mexico

Chichen Itza is the Mayan capital in the Yucatan region of Mexico and has been labelled a World Heritage Site. Its name, Chichen Itza, literally means ‘at the mouth of the well of Itza’. The heritage site hosts one of … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is filled with beautiful places and incredible scenery, Hoi An Ancient Town is no exception to that rule. The town’s name translates as “peaceful meeting place”, and it’s just that as it exudes an idyllic charm. What to do … Continue reading

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Extra time in Antigua, Guatemala

The beautiful city of Antigua is bordered by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Its Spanish colonial-style architecture and cobbled streets provide fantastic photo opportunities at every corner. The city is world-renowned for its local crafts, from terracotta and ceramics … Continue reading

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Exploring the sacred city of Kandy

The sacred city of Kandy is the second largest in Sri Lanka, behind the capital Colombo. From an ancient indigenous kingdom to a British colonial outpost Kandy has a long and rich history. The UNESCO World Heritage city has had … Continue reading

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