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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.

Recent articles in A walk in the past

  • 09 Sep 2016
  • Travel Story
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

My Croatian road trip: Historic Dubrovnik, a night in Split and swimming off Brac

Read about my oftentimes frustrating yet incredibly breath-taking and scenic road trip along the perfect Croatian trio: from the postcard-perfect coastal landscape of Dubrovnik and its marina to cobblestone gems in the old town and aquamarine waters along Brac. It all made for the most insightful, eye-openingly indulging trip, with plenty of leisure downtime and active adventure mingling with locals and getting lost while asking for directions. A journey I'd repeat in a heartbeat, read on for my top tips and experiences not to miss...
  • 02 Sep 2015
  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Sri Lanka on wheels - On train from Ella to Kandy

abstSri Lanka's rail system was introduced by the British in 1864 to transport tea from the Hill Country estates to the international port at Colombo. Today, these scenic rail routes are some of the world's most magnificent and, with many trains and stations dating back to the early/mid-20th century, there's a wonderful sense of nostalgia, with polished teak and vintage ceiling fans taking you back to the colonial era.
  • 03 Dec 2014
  • Travel Story
  • MJ Lopes
Globetrotting away - There goes MJ!

Burma, a fast-changing hidden gem

With a tumultuous past, multiple civil wars and a diverse society, the mysterious land of Burma, officially called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a tiny little country in South East Asia, bordered by Thailand, China, Laos, India and Bangladesh; a place where many of these cultures converge to create the most intriguing of enigmas for the curious traveller like myself to wonder about and explore. This is exactly what I did on my last trip there, find out all about it in my latest post.
  • 30 Sep 2014
  • Travel Advice
  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Jordan: Choose your own adventure

Lost cities carved into remote canyons, coral gardens hidden beneath shimmering waves, incredible desert panoramas, earth's lowest inland sea, biblical sites aplenty and even some ancient Roman ruins - Jordan is a happy hunting ground for adventurous spirits.
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