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 Medina of Fez in Moroccco

The January sales may be on their way in the UK, but there’s no better place to seek out bargains than the Medina of Fez in Morocco. Whether it’s spices, leather bags, ornaments or traditional tagines you want, you’ll certainly … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – A family holiday to India

The Golden Triangle is a superb introduction to India, with sightseeing and activities to delight adults and children alike. Take a look at these photos from a recent family tour to India!

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How to say ‘Thank You’ in five languages

It’s probably the easiest phrase to learn in any language, and one of the most important too. Learning an entire language before you go to a country is not always feasible, but it’s worthwhile trying to learn a few of … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Varanasi, India: ‘Beyond’

The city of Shiva, Varanasi has been a centre of learning and spirituality for over 2 millennia. Thousands of Hindu come here to wash their sins away in the River Ganges and tour the region’s many holy temples. It’s a spiritual … Continue reading

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12 top travel destinations to see in 2013 – Part 1

As 2012 winds to a close we take a look at our pick of places to visit in 2013. Where do you think 2013 will take you? 1. Southern Africa An enormous region with a diversity that’s hard to match, … Continue reading

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Life on the plains of Africa – Meet the Masai

Easily recognised by their bright red robes (known as shuka), elaborately beaded jewellery, and slender build, the Masai tribe of Kenya and northern Tanzania are a symbol of African culture and tradition. Along with Africa‘s other attractions – such as … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Do you know South Korea?

South Korea is a captivating land, blessed with amazing natural landscapes, vibrant, modern cities, age-old traditions, and cultural history. Not to mention incredible cuisine! With a surprisingly diverse landscape for a reasonably small country, South Korea has no shortage of … Continue reading

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Driving into the hills of Nuwara Eliya

Matt recently returned from Sri Lanka, and here he writes about the journey into the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya. It’s early when we start our drive north from Beruwala. We pass rubber plantations, palm trees, mangroves and rice paddies … Continue reading

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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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Photo Showcase – a journey through Central America

Mayan ruins, lush rainforests, beautiful beaches, charming colonial cities and exotic wildlife make Central America a most enticing destination. See all this and more today with our photo showcase.

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