World Wonders

With the legendary Pyramids of Giza in Egypt being the sole survivors of the ancient wonders, recent compilations include the new seven wonders and seven natural wonders. This chapter of our blog is all about these world’s wonders, those that made the grade, the many worthy finalists and a few deserving contenders. It’s going to be hard choosing where to visit next!.

2013 additions to the UNESCO World Heritage List

Earlier this year UNESCO added nineteen new sites to its prestigious World Heritage List, a highly recognised honour for monuments, sites and natural wonders around the world. As 2013 draws to a close we look back at this year’s new … Continue reading

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Journey through Jordan

From the bustling capital city of Amman and the Roman ruins of Jerash, to the archaeological wonders of Petra, the vast red landscape of the Wadi Rum, and the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, Hollie Youlden takes us on a journey through Jordan.  We … 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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Highlights of India: Fatehpur Sikri

You may be aware that Uttar Pradesh is one of India’s most historic and exciting regions, the home of the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Uttar Pradesh offers culture vultures a vast treasure chest of history and architecture. If … Continue reading

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Exploring Aït Benhaddou

The fortified city of Aït Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has played a starring role in films such as Gladiator, Prince of Persia and The Living Daylights. Read all about it right here! Standing at the edge … Continue reading

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World Wonders: The magic & mystery of Angkor Wat

A remnant of the Khmer Empire of Cambodia, Angkor is a huge temple complex centred on the temple of Angkor Wat, one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. Immediately recognisable and utterly exotic, this is another of those … Continue reading

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World Wonders: Top 5 Deserts of the World

Deserts are among the most dramatically alluring natural landscapes in the world. Their stark beauty is timeless, and life here exists at the mercy of the elements. Deserts are wild, harsh places, and we love exploring them, photographing them and … 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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Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 2

We’re back in Sri Lanka today for part 2 of our series on the little island’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 5. The Sacred City of Anuradhapura Established around a sacred tree which is believed to have been planted here … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Part 1

For such a small island, Sri Lanka certainly has more than its fair share of World Heritage sites to enjoy. Read more about these extraordinary sites here! 1. Ancient City of Polonnaruwa After the destruction of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa became the … Continue reading

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