Writing letters on scraps of toilet paper. Hitchhiking through Thailand and bonding with Afghani soldiers over guitar singalongs. Five adventurous travellers recall some of their fondest (and craziest) stories from the Hippie Trail - the overland journey between Europe and Asia so famous in the 60s and 70s.
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, a time when millions of Muslims engage in religious thought and ritual fasting. But what's it like to travel in Turkey, Morocco, Egypt and Iran during Ramadan? Here's everything you need to know.
I’ll never forget the sound of their medals – clinking softly as we walked through the deep cutting – the rock walls either side of us glowing gold with candlelight. We were a bunch of strangers who’d come together at dawn on Anzac Day in a place once likened to the pits of hell. But […]
In 2014, the Okavango Delta became the 1,000th site to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. But long before this, Botswana’s inland delta – described as ‘Africa’s last Eden’ – has been attracting tourists keen to experience its unmatched wildlife. The waters of the delta are scattered with numerous small islands and most travellers stay in […]
Few countries in the world match the archaeological richness of Egypt. Iconic sites such as the Valley of the Kings rub shoulders with a seductive assortment of temples, mummies, and other ancient treasures. Egypt’s capital, Cairo, is unique in playing host to the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world that is still […]
Humans have a complicated relationship with flatness. We often find it boring, but flatness has built the modern world and opened it up for travel. Flat roads and railways whizz us from A to B at speeds unimaginable to our Medieval peasant ancestors who trudged slowly along rutted, muddy paths. The flatness of the Netherlands, […]