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!.

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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Top 10 facts about the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is synonymous with Central and South America – it’s the largest of the rainforests, supporting a huge number of plants and animals and hugely important to our own survival. Taking up most of the Amazon Basin, the Amazon … Continue reading

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World Wonders – Iguazú Falls

Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazú River tumbles down the Paraná Plateau, forming some 275 waterfalls in the process. The name, Iguazú, literally means “big water” and this place certainly lives up to the name. Even the … Continue reading

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Our Top 5 World Wonders of Sri Lanka

The ‘Teardrop Isle’ of Sri Lanka has a great deal to offer travellers – from stunning coastline and beaches to the lush green highlands of the interior, ancient cultures and delicious cuisine. Having been directly in the path of the … 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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200 years and counting…

By Matthew Teller It was cold, at the top of the mountain. Not quite sunset, but getting that way. A whirlpool wind was slicing around the crags, sucking at the withered, clinging trees. This was a place of the spirit, … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Top Spots and World Wonders

Turkey has a wealth of natural and man-made wonders to explore. Here’s a brief run-down of some of its most popular wonders that you can see on a tour or holiday of Turkey with us. 1. Istanbul The only city … Continue reading

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All you need is love… and an iconic tribute to prove it! The story of the Taj Mahal.

Probably one of the most distinctive buildings on the planet is the world-famous Taj Mahal in India, an incredible building that inevitably takes a spot on the ‘must-see’ lists of travellers around the world. Built (or rather commissioned) by the … Continue reading

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