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.

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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The India chronicles continued: The Taj Mahal

Ah finally, peace and quiet! Don’t get me wrong I love Evan and I have enjoyed every minute of my Mum’s company on our Highway to the Himalayas tour but our tour ended two days ago and I finally have the … Continue reading

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Braving the Amazon Jungle

When I had the opportunity to incorporate a trip to the Amazon into my Peru trip on the Peruvian Poncho tour I thought: ‘Why the hell not? It’s a once in a lifetime experience and not everyone can say they’ve … Continue reading

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Things to do in Xi’an, China

  The most obvious attraction in Xi’an is the Terracotta Warriors, uncovered only in 1974 by a local villager – Mr. Yang, who you can still meet there. Since then, it has become one of the most visited places in China. … Continue reading

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Wadi Rum – the most stunning desert landscape on earth!

Described by Lawrence of Arabia as “vast and echoing”, Wadi Rum is an outstanding desert landscape. Having tasted the Sahara, the Sinai, the Nevada, the Gobi, the Great Sand Sea, the Kalahari, the Simpson and the Thar my annual pilgrimage … Continue reading

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The magic of Abu Simbel

Our Travel Writing Competition is now closed to submissions, but here’s an excellent post from Kate Sleeth about the unexpected magic of Abu Simbel. Good luck Kate! Three am, eyes barely open, boarding a bus in Aswan to travel to … Continue reading

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Felucca sailing on The Nile River

I was very excited to be getting a second chance to visit Egypt. On my first trip, I didn’t get to Aswan and therefore didn’t get to experience felucca sailing. I met up with some people in Dahab who had … Continue reading

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Sleeping under the stars in Egypt’s White Desert

Camping out in the White Desert was amazing and definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Egypt. Our camp-site was set up in the midst of the glistening white desert. As we approached, our ears were filled with the … Continue reading

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