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!.

Pyramids of the Mayan Empire

Although it’s usually the pyramids of Egypt that get all the attention, there are numerous pyramids of equal splendour in Central America. But who were the Mayans of ancient times, and what happened to the Mayan Empire? The Mayans can … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Mayan Empire

Often thought of first as the folk who allegedly predicted the end of the world in 2012, thus inadvertently inspiring one of the worst films ever made, the Mayans are definitely deserving of a rebrand. Mayan culture is probably one … Continue reading

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Travel round-up: tours to Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been made famous in films like Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Along with its natural beauty, Jordan has a fascinating history. If you’re planning a holiday or group tour … Continue reading

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The Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an

The 2200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, China were only discovered 1974 by a peasant farmer. Commissioned by the despotic Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, some 7000 Terracotta statues were constructed over 36 years by up to 700 000 people; buried with … Continue reading

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On safari in the Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park

Our African safari was amazing. When we started our drive down into the Ngorongoro Crater it was early in the morning and absolutely freezing. We were all bundled up in the truck in our sleeping bags. If you do sign up and find yourself … Continue reading

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Travel round-up: tours to China

China is vastly different from the contexts in which westerners normally find themselves, making it an utterly transfixing destination to visit. From the natural beauty of China’s rural areas to the buzzing cities, the cultural attractions and of course the … Continue reading

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Travel round-up: Tours to Egypt

Egypt is one of the world’s classic tourist destinations, featuring the only remaining specimens from Herodotus’ original Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Pyramids of Giza. The sheer size of these incredible monuments, the precision of their construction, … Continue reading

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Why choose South Africa?

Well, there are several good reasons to choose South Africa when thinking of an African holiday. I recently had a look at South Africa a lot more closely than usual and was asking myself that very same question. When it … Continue reading

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The magic of the Great Migration

The great continent of Africa plays host each year to one of the greatest shows on Earth: the Great Migration. Taking place on the wide open plains of the Serengeti, millions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of Thomson’s gazelle … Continue reading

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Exploring extraordinary Cappadocia

If you are thinking of a trip to Turkey, make sure it includes Cappadocia. Cappadocia is a region scattered with otherworldly rock formations which, due to the little peaks that appear on top of them, have been given the nickname … Continue reading

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