Our guide to East Africa’s Wildebeest Migration

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Wildebeest cross a river in the Great Migration
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Each year, approximately 1.5 million wildebeest and 300,000 zebra and gazelle make the trek from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of food and water.
Ancient city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan
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Travelling the Silk Road in Uzbekistan

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More than any other country, Uzbekistan’s icons embody the spirit and legacy of the ancient Silk Road. One traveller describes his journey.

06/06/2017 / By / , , , / Post a Comment
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Traveller tales from the Hippie Trail

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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.

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Muslim man in mosque
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What it’s like to travel during Ramadan in Turkey, Morocco and the Middle East

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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.

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Travellers walk around Iguazu Falls
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A message to millennial travellers

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Dear millennial travellers, It appears that we – the world’s ‘older travellers’ – have been collectively lumped into one basket, and I for one do not appreciate it.

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View of the Burma 'Death Railway' from Tham Krasae in Kanchanaburi
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Remembrance and togetherness: visiting Hellfire Pass on Anzac Day

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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 […]

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A houseboat in Botswana's Okavango Delta
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Okavango Delta by houseboat: what to expect

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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 […]

12/05/2017 / By / , , , / Post a Comment
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Egypt has already found five ‘new’ ancient relics so far in 2017

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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 […]

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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
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The world is flat – but that doesn’t mean it’s boring

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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, […]

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Drinking raki in Turkey
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An ode to raki: a local describes what Turkey’s national drink means to him

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It may be known as 'Lion's Milk', but Turkey's signature liquor is more than a (rather stiff) drink. Peregrine's own Caglar Gokgun describes the culture, history and tradition surrounding Turkish raki.

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