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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.
  • 18 Jul 2017
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  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Treasure islands - the Caribbean's top world heritage sites

Sasha Wood maps the top cultural treasures of the Caribbean, each marking out the region's tumultuous past and all named on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their aesthetic beauty and historical significance.
  • 01 Jun 2017
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  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Island of 1,000 temples: Bali's five best stupas and shrines

Thousands of ornate stone temples and pretty pagodas adorn the tropical island of Bali, lending it a spiritual air that has been intoxicating visitors for decades. Here we look at five of the Indonesian island's most beguiling Hindu shrines.
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