World Wonders

A collection of grand archaeological and architectural masterpieces, natural phenomena and one last standing ancient marvel – whether it is the New Wonders of the World, the Seven Natural Wonders or the Pyramids of Giza, the remaining Ancient Wonder, they make instant bucket lists and this chapter of our blog is dedicated to these incredible travel destinations.

Discovering the Great Wall of China

  As a land of dragons and emperors with thousands of years of cultural heritage, China undoubtedly captures a traveller’s imagination, says our own Lisa McCowan. But by far the country’s most alluring attraction is its legendary Great Wall – here Lisa shares with … Continue reading

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10 interesting facts about the Pyramids of Giza

  As one of the most iconic yet mysterious wonders of the world, the Pyramids of Giza are an incredible sight to behold. But how much do you really know about this world-famous site? Take a read of these top … Continue reading

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On Sale: The Wonders of the World

  Oh, what a wonderful world! Louis Armstrong was spot on – it’s a wonderful world indeed and to us, it never ceases to amaze. Over the years many lists have been compiled to recognise some of the world’s most incredible … Continue reading

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Different views of Petra

  If I ask you to picture the country of Jordan, I can almost guarantee that one particular image will spring to mind, says Emma McInnes. An image of one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, of a UNESCO … Continue reading

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The New Seven Wonders of Africa

For anyone who has been watching the incredible ‘Africa’ series on the BBC, you’ll be aware of the wonders of Africa – official or not. The African continent is incredibly diverse, supporting a range of distinct and rare wildlife in … Continue reading

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The Inside Track on Pyramids

Pyramids are fascinating structures that have had historians, archaeologists and tourists scratching their befuddled brows for centuries. And they’re still a source of wonder and amazement. How were they built and what purpose did they serve? Read on to find … Continue reading

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Walking the Great Wall of China

Join guest expert Amar Grover as he takes a walk along the serpentine Great Wall of China.  Its image sells wine, motorbikes and mobile phones. Well before space flight, it was even thought visible from the moon. It remains a … Continue reading

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World Wonders: The Great Wall of China

An enduring symbol of Chinese military might and architectural ingenuity, The Great Wall is immediately recognisable as one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sights.  Today we’ll be looking at where it came from, who built it, and why. … Continue reading

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Amar Grover visits Ait Benhaddou in Morocco

There’s one place in Morocco where you can follow in the footsteps of Jesus and Alexander the Great, Marco Polo and the Prince of Persia. Well, kind of….. It’s doubled as Sodom, Gomorrah and the Nile and, as you might … Continue reading

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A confluence of culture – the Bosphorus Strait

Probably one of the most famous waterways in the world, the Bosphorus Strait forms the boundary between Europe and Asia. It also splits Istanbul neatly in two, making it the only city in the world to straddle two continents. Read … Continue reading

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