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A walk in the past

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If what really sets your adrenaline going is discovering some of the greatest sights known to man on earth, you'll find this space in our blog to be a really insightful gateway into some of the most inspiring historical sights around the globe.

You might be moved by the sight of lost civilisations. Or perhaps you are fascinated by the idea of simply discovering strikingly different cultures that have adapted to our modern times. Or, maybe you are in search of candid encounters with old tribes and remote communities that still exist in our world today, living in the same way they have done for centuries, barely unchanged by the passing of time.

From imposing and majestic castles, to all kinds of museums old and new, rare pre-historical gems, ancient ruins, architectural masterpieces that have stood the test of time, lost cities and rich heritage sites...on this space we cover it all. Scan through our adventures and discover them with us.

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  • 23 Nov 2017
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Heading to the Cuban farm where Fidel Castro was born

Few travellers have heard about the farm where Cuba's Revolution leaders Fidel and Raul Castro were born. It's a remote plot close to the Sierra Cristal national park in the east of the island, 500 miles from Havana, and doesn't get a huge amount of press. But, to understand the Castro brothers who have ruled Cuba for nearly 60 years, a visit to their birthplace - now a museum - in eastern Cuba offers an up close look at the lives of this secretive family. As the first anniversary of Fidel Castro's death approaches, I went to visit the brothers' birthplace in Biran, bumping along in a sidecar attached to a 1963 Ural motorbike.
  • 21 Oct 2017
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Following in the footsteps of Che Guevara in Cuba

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Che Guevara, we take you back in time through some of his life's most defining moments in Cuba; the island he conquered alongside the now diseased Cuban commander-in-chief Fidel Castro. In fact, you'll see how meeting the Cuban rebel forever changed the course of his life and led him to the Cuban places you'll read all about on this post. Keep scrolling down to follow in Che's Cuban footsteps.
  • 09 Aug 2017
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  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Hiking in Ella, via "the most beautiful train journey in the world"

We were about the embark on the "most beautiful train journey in the world" for a couple of days in Sri Lanka's stunning trekking destination of Ella. But would we survive 3rd class, and could this little village live up to our expectations?
  • 24 Jul 2017
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Riding the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi

Far beyond the lure of Thailand's popular beaches, villages and islands, there are fascinating historical sites to experience, including one amazing centuries-old relic that can still be ridden today. I'm talking about the Death Railway, an infamous feat of civil engineering that cost around 60,000 builders their lives. The restored part of its track remains a working marvel, one through which you can discover the region's dazzling beauty, from dense jungle to raging rivers and dramatic cliffs.
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