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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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  • 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.
  • 12 Nov 2016
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  • Kiri Nowak
Selfies around the world

A real traveller's perspective - What does Malta offer as a holiday destination?

Find out what there is to see and do in Malta. I interview a family member about their recent trip to Malta. Here's what they have to say about this unique, historical and fascinating holiday destination.
  • 04 Nov 2016
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  • Sasha Wood
Writing the world

Uncovering Oman: Arabia's hidden treasure

Our Sasha Wood looks ahead to her trip to Oman this autumn to discover the mysterious sunny sultanate on the Arabian Peninsula that's said to have a wild coastline apt for aquatic adventure, a rich culture and heritage, and of course sun and sand in spades.
  • 09 Sep 2016
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  • Caroline Howley
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
  • 19 Sep 2014
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  • Kiri Nowak
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Unique Architecture, Breathtaking Waterfalls and Fresh Fish - 8 Days in Croatia

Find out why Trogir in Croatia is a unique holiday destination that has so much to offer. Learn about its stunning beaches, UNESCO world Heritage sites and delicious Dalmatian dishes. Discover why I would recommend this magical place and find out the best places to visit including Krka National Park, Split and Sibenik.
  • 03 Sep 2014
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  • Susana Corona
Our woman in Havana

Getting to know Cuba from its foundations - a story of 7 villas

Those that know Cuba well know that this island nation didn't start out split into the provinces and cities it has today. In its very beginnings, as the Spaniards conquered the island, they established settlements at various points throughout the country, with seven initial villas. These villas are of special interest as they are the ones to preserve original colonial architecture and infrastructure. Find out all about them with this introductory blog to Cuba's founding cities.
  • 01 Sep 2014
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  • Sasha Wood
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Missing marvels: Tunisia's secret sights

Discover Tunisia's wealth of hidden treasures that often get bypassed on trips to the country - quirky Troglodyte houses, a beautiful medieval medina, countless classical ruins, a thrilling scenic train journey and the legendary island of the lotus eaters.
  • 27 May 2014
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

South China's Tulous - Homes of the Hakka People

I recently visited the Fujian province in South East China and while wandering around it I moved away from the tourist path only to find the amazing ancient houses in the mountains known as 'tulous'. Read on to find out more about my enriching and thrilling journey and the reason why it always pays to go off the tourist trail and travel further inland, beyond the attractive sandy beaches and into the rural countryside, to absorb the region's real culture and traditions.
  • 28 Mar 2014
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  • Susana Corona
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Romantic Trinidad - the colonial beauties and experiences you shouldn't miss

Trinidad is fascinating not only because it has wondrously managed to escape the passage of time and remain virtually intact across the centuries, but also because it offers an array of unique experiences no one on a visit here (even a short one) should miss. This is why I've taken the time to blog about romantic Trinidad and the amazing beauties and experiences you shouldn't dare to overlook!
  • 02 Oct 2013
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  • Laura Rawlings
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What are Sri Lanka's must-see heritage sites?

Here we have the solution for the avid history lover and culture enthusiast who wants to see and experience the best Sri Lanka has to offer in terms of historical places, without having to spend days and days travelling from corner to corner in Sri Lanka to find all eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We have compiled the perfect little handy guide to Sri Lanka's top sites, with three that any visitor should be able to manage on an ordinary week-long holiday or a short break to Sri Lanka.
  • 28 Sep 2013
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  • Laura Rawlings
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Top alternative spots to watch the sunset at Angkor Wat

The ancient ruins of Angkor Wat are undoubtedly Cambodia's most striking historical attraction and if you plan on visiting it during your holiday to Cambodia, you might want to stick around after your tour is over and wait until the sun sets to enjoy a truly spectacular sight. Read here to learn about the best hidden spots to watch the sun go down in Angkor Wat, away from the large masses of tourist crowds.
  • 26 Sep 2013
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  • Laura Rawlings
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Top Mayan sites to visit without the crowds in Mexico

If you're planning a holiday to Mexico and want to squeeze in some time for admiring ancient Mayan ruins whilst avoiding large crowds of tourists, here we've got the right places for you to visit. In this post we've lined up a top selection of magnificent Mayan sites that are little less known to the wider public but still striking and powerful in their very own, unique way. Read on for our guide to Mexico's best undiscovered Mayan beauties.