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Wherever you are, we hope you packed your sense of humour.

Technical and practical advice on how to ride a camel

In which our favourite camel expert Andy tells us what it’s really like to ride a camel. We’re sure it’s not that bad! What do you think of camels? Gentle giants or demons of the desert? Technical 1. Walk to … Continue reading

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Making my way in Morocco

Here’s another piece from our Travel Writing Competition by Lucy Grewcock. Excellent stuff, thanks Lucy! The winner will be announced soon! As the goat fell abruptly out of the Argan tree, our bus swerved violently across the empty road. Without … Continue reading

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Soaking up the scenery in South Africa

This week’s Guest Blogger is Reg Bamford. Reg is CEO of 1st Contact, an expert tax, financial and migration group based in the UK. Holidays often end far too quickly, but in the case of my South African holiday earlier this … Continue reading

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Jumbo tooth-ache – when aspirin just won’t cut it.

Dentists have successfully treated an elephant’s cracked tusk in the Indian state of Kerala in the first operation of its kind. After 5 years of incessant pain, the 27-year old bull elephant’s tusk was repaired using 47 tubes of specialised … Continue reading

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Getting a taste for the exotic in Beijing

For those who have never travelled to China, the experience can leave one feeling like you’ve just stepped into Opposite Land. Compared to what I’m used to, it was utterly different in every way. Being there certainly removed me from … Continue reading

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Russian governor in trouble over earthworm salad tweet.

Russian governor Dmitry Zelenin found himself in serious trouble with the Kremlin after posting a message on Twitter which read ‘Such happens even in the Alexandrovsky Hall [in the Great Kremlin Palace]. Together with beef, a salad with live earthworms … Continue reading

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Russia turns to action hero for high-tech advice… and Twitter love.

For those of you who doubted Twitter’s power as a mass-communication tool, consider the recent exchanges between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. Arnie is visiting Russia ahead of plans to develop a flourishing high-tech industry similar to that … Continue reading

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Visiting Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow

If you’re anything like me, you wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to see a pickled, ermm… I mean preserved, head of state. Thus I was greatly looking forward to paying Lenin a visit whilst in Moscow. The experience didn’t disappoint. … Continue reading

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Musician performs in 8 countries in just 24 hours

A travelling musician eager to set a new world record in support of his latest album played 8 shows in 24 hours last weekend. Vicente Patiz started off in Germany before driving about 1000km across Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, … Continue reading

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One night in China

It was a beautiful evening 28 degrees & not a cloud or skerrick of smog in sight! We were greeted by the wonderful Rajeena & Jin at the Rainbow Hotel Beijing, then taken over the road to a traditional Cantonese … Continue reading

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