TV series showcases gems in Egypt, Jordan and Peru

24th Feb 2014

Cultural sites in Egypt, Jordan, Peru and Israel are among the amazing "stars" of a new TV show.

Time Scanners should whet the appetites of any holidaymaker contemplating group tours to one of these destinations.

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Egypt archaeologists unearth pyramid

21st Feb 2014

The archaeologically fertile grounds of Egypt have spawned a discovery that dwarves even its Great Pyramid of Giza when it comes to longevity.

Excavators in the south of the country have unearthed a step pyramid that was built 4,600 years ago.

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India makes it easier for Brit tourists by cutting visa red tape

20th Feb 2014

Brits wanting to travel to India will find it easier from this autumn under plans to reduce the country's notorious red tape.

The UK is one of 180 countries which will benefit from the Indian government's visa-on-arrival scheme.

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3,600-year-old mummy unearthed in Egypt

19th Feb 2014

Egypt's treasure trove of archaeological excavations has been added to - with the discovery of an ancient mummy in Luxor.

With ancient pyramids, mummies and other artefacts, Egypt is already a "must-see" country for lovers of archaeology.

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India travellers can whet Taj Mahal appetite with Google virtual tour

18th Feb 2014

The prospect of visiting India's most iconic cultural site is mouth-watering enough.

But tourists on city breaks to Agra are about to get their appetites whetted further still with a sneak preview of the Taj Mahal - without having to leave their own home.

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Hairy Bikers reveal Asia's culinary highlights

17th Feb 2014

China's cuisine is already highly appreciated by many Britons at home.

But imagine how much better Far-Eastern culinary delights taste in their native land?

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Writing's on the wall for Egypt archaeologists

14th Feb 2014

Egypt-bound travellers who think that motivational techniques are exclusive to the late 20th and early 21st century should think again.

A 1,700-year-old school where teachers have written inspirational quotations on the walls has been discovered in this ancient country.

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Tea leaves Britons wanting more of India

13th Feb 2014

British tourists who arrive in India pining for a cuppa can rest assured in the knowledge that tea is at least as big an institution there.

India is a leading manufacturer of tea, with Coorg in the south of the country a prime example.

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National Geographic names Ha Long Bay top Valentine's spot

12th Feb 2014

Looking for a romantic, last-minute getaway for Valentine's Day? It's not too late for couples to book a trip to Vietnam's Ha Long Bay.

With Friday (February 14) almost upon us, National Geographic website has voted this awesome attraction one of its top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats.

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Take in Cambodia's temples from a runner's perspective

11th Feb 2014

Sports-based tailor-made holidays are rising in popularity - with Cambodia an unlikely destination.

This enchanting south-east Asian country may not boast any world-famous footballers, cricketers or rugby players. It didn't even win a single medal at the 2012 Olympics.

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Wanderlust awards Namibia top spot

10th Feb 2014

Namibia has been voted the tops with readers of a respected travel magazine.

It won the Top Country accolade at this year's Wanderlust Readers' Travel Awards, with a satisfaction rating of nearly 97%.

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Peru's adventure sports festival tempts adrenaline addicts

7th Feb 2014

Adrenaline addicts with a love of otherworldly scenery and amazing cultural sites can find tailor-made holidays in Peru this month.

The Internacional Adventure Sports Festival Lunahuana is being staged from February 24-25.

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Bolivia prepares for 'Dance of Devils' festivals

6th Feb 2014

One of South America's biggest festivals and events comes to Bolivia next month - with visitors guaranteed a devilishly good time.

Holidaymakers on city breaks to Oruro at the start of March can enjoy a celebration recognised by Unesco as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

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India braced for the Festival of Colours

5th Feb 2014

Next month sees one of the most well known festivals and events in the Hindu calendar - with India set for colourful, vibrant celebrations.

Holi will be enjoyed for three days around next month's full moon (from March 17), with the festival saying goodbye to the winters and spectacularly ushering in spring with a kaleidoscope of colour.

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Brazil gears up for flamboyant Rio Carnival

4th Feb 2014

Festivals and events don't come any bigger or more colourful than Brazil's world-famous Rio Carnival.

Holidaymakers on city breaks to this vibrant metropolis are left spellbound by this five-day celebration of life, which begins 40 days prior to Easter.

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Winter Olympics to showcase Russia's tourism delights

3rd Feb 2014

Tourists heading for city breaks to Sochi in Russia in the coming few weeks will discover it has far more to offer than the ski-jumping, curling and bobsleighing of the upcoming Winter Olympics.

The eyes of the world will be focused on this Black Sea resort for the 17-day sporting jamboree starting on Friday (February 7).

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Book revealing secrets of Inca Trail in Peru turns 40

31st Jan 2014

The Inca Trail leading from Cusco's Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu in Peru has been well known to locals for centuries, but tourists and backpackers were unaware of it until the 1970s, when Hilary and George Bradt published Backpacking Along Ancient Ways in Peru and Bolivia.

The couple had learnt about the infamous Inca Trail, which navigates through a number of ancient ruins, from locals in 1973 and then published their book the following year.

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Tourists Goa step further for Indian paradise

30th Jan 2014

Record numbers of tourists visited Goa last year - so we thought it would be a good time to ask why?

The number of people visiting the Indian state rose 12%, but what is it that keeps tourists flocking to the paradise destination? A mixture of stunning, sun-kissed beaches, lively carnivals and diverse cuisine.

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Could Israel shard prove Bible kings existed?

29th Jan 2014

A tiny shard of ancient pottery found in Israel could help scientists verify that two kings of the Old Testament existed.

Archaeologists believe that not only does it show the world's first wine label, it proves the reigns of King Solomon and King David really happened.

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Student dances around China in 100 days

28th Jan 2014

A Dartmouth student has danced around China in 100 days.

Jake Gaba, 16, decided to go the extra mile when travelling across this magnificent tourist destination while studying Mandarin during a three-month semester overseas.

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