Culture

Travelling is not just about experiencing new places, it’s about learning about new cultures too. Step out onto the road less travelled and broaden those horizons (with a few creature comforts along the way of course).

Exploring the Golden Temple of Dambulla – Sri Lanka

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is situated in the central area of Sri Lanka and was named a World Heritage Site in 1991. The beautifully designed temple can be seen from afar as it stands 100-150m above the road and … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is filled with beautiful places and incredible scenery, Hoi An Ancient Town is no exception to that rule. The town’s name translates as “peaceful meeting place”, and it’s just that as it exudes an idyllic charm. What to do … Continue reading

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Extra time in Antigua, Guatemala

The beautiful city of Antigua is bordered by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Its Spanish colonial-style architecture and cobbled streets provide fantastic photo opportunities at every corner. The city is world-renowned for its local crafts, from terracotta and ceramics … Continue reading

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Exploring the sacred city of Kandy

The sacred city of Kandy is the second largest in Sri Lanka, behind the capital Colombo. From an ancient indigenous kingdom to a British colonial outpost Kandy has a long and rich history. The UNESCO World Heritage city has had … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: In South America

Starting off somewhat mysteriously, this video starts off as a wistful window on wide open spaces and dusty plains, before quickly transforming into a powerfully gleeful look at one of the world’s most intriguing travel destinations: South America. Enjoy! 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 the spectacular Iguaçu National Park

Travelling is all about making memories and having experiences you’ll never forget and a trip to the stunning Iguaçu National Park in South-West Brazil, which is home to the impressive Iguaçu Falls, will certainly provide that. Situated on the Iguaçú … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: In Asia (Laos)

Laos has been one of Southeast Asia‘s best-kept secrets for many years, and although it is now becoming more sought-after, its pristine landscapes, unspoiled culture and friendly locals remain. Watch today’s Video of the Week, but be warned – this … Continue reading

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Extra Time in San José, Costa Rica

The Costa Rican capital of San José is scenically located in a beautiful valley surrounded by mighty peaks. The city is home to some of Central America’s best museums, as well as good shopping, excellent restaurants and a busy nightlife. … 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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