• Wat Rong Khun: The White Temple of Chiang Rai

    On the outskirts of Chiang Rai sits Wat Rong Khun, or the White Temple. This intricately designed white and silver masterpiece is still in the making, however what has been done so far is simply spectacular. The brains behind it all is Ajarn Chalermchai – an art graduate from Silpakorn...

  • Kuhmo – An Alternative to Lapland (4 minute read)

    When you think of the perfect winter wonderland there is usually one place that immediately springs to mind – Lapland. Every year hundreds of thousands of people flock there, especially Rovaniemi in the north of the country, for a holiday full of winter experiences. However there are many other parts...

  • A Run Around Reykjavik

    I’m currently training to run a 10k. On a recent business trip to Iceland, I really didn’t want to miss out on any training so I thought what better way to do a bit of sightseeing than by incorporating a work out? Reykjavik is a small city in comparison to...

  • A Journey from Europe to Asia in Istanbul

    It’s a well-known fact that the city of Istanbul is unique for spanning two continents. This was my second visit and having spent my time previously exploring the European side, I thought it was time to take a stroll over to Asia. Here I share with you the sights I saw...

  • Why now is the best time to visit Jordan

    The stunning landscape of Wadi Rum is just one of Jordan’s many treasures. For years we have been told that the classic Seven Wonders of the World were the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at...

  • A journey into the Sahara

    Ever wonder what it would be like to spend a night in the Sahara, under a star-lit sky and surrounded by nothing but rolling dunes? I had the chance to do just that a couple weeks ago when I travelled on our 9 day Totally Morocco tour; this is my experience. ...

  • A day out in Reykjavik

    Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital may be small but it is a great place to spend an extra day or two when you’re in Iceland. Our very own Ann Amies has just returned from a trip to Iceland after travelling on our 5 day Land of the Northern...

  • A walk around the People’s Park in Chengdu

    In the centre of Chengdu lies the People’s Park. An expanse of trees and open spaces for, as the name suggests, the people to enjoy. I took an afternoon stroll here, enjoying a pleasant relief from the incessant traffic and beeping of horns of the city in this spiritual haven for...

  • Wildlife spotting in Africa

    Africa has some of the most beautiful and fascinating animals in the world. Nowhere else can you see such a diverse amount of wildlife in one place. From the famous ‘Big 5’ (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) to the weird and wonderful giraffes, zebras and wildebeests – Africa...

  • Beijing by night – Recommended things to do (5 minute read)

    Come nightfall the streets of Beijing undergo a transformation, the hubbub of the day settles down and monuments are illuminated against the night sky. Here’s why Beijing by night is a unique experience not to be missed… Walk around Olympic Park On the night of the 8th August 2008,...

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