• Seven of Malaysia's most delicious local dishes

    Southeast Asia is full of countries full of delicious food. You’ve got Vietnam, with it’s promises of banh mi, pho, bun, and banh xeo, Thailand with it’s green and red curries, pad Thai, massaman curry and tom yum soup, and even the likes of Laos and Burma now making an impact on the international food circuit.

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  • From the forests to the shore: four amazing things to do in Borneo

    Borneo is the world’s third largest island, divided among Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. It's a heavenly retreat for people looking to get away from the city life; packed with cultures, beaches, rainforests and mountains. The best part of a trip Borneo can't be found in your hotel room, but outside where nature's at its finest. Here are four things to do in Borneo that will get the heart pumping and show you the best of Borneo.

    1. Climb Mount Kinabalu

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  • "Dad, those plants have tentacles" and other notes from a family trip through Borneo

    By Michael Robotham. First published in Escape Travel. Reproduced with permission by Michael Robotham and News Ltd.


    The brief was simple: a family holiday, somewhere unusual, somewhere memorable.

    It has to be outside Australia," said my eldest princess, a teenage travel snob. "And somewhere warm," announced the middle princess, who is 12. "Where we can ski," added the littlest princess, 9

    That's why parents should never consult their offspring about anything other than whether their teeth are clean.

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  • People, stories & questions: a week on the Camino de Santiago

    By Robyn Galvin, Peregrine traveller

    At the train station, we met a man who in the last year had lost his daughter and three of her best friends in a car accident. He was then made redundant after serving 30-odd years for the same global company. I asked what brought him to the Camino de Santiago. “Reflection and soul searching”, came his mumbled response. It seemed he was looking for some meaning. I hope he finds it.

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  • Impressions of Istanbul

    By Oliver Pelling

    Before visiting Turkey, I had few preconceptions of the place. I had fewer still of Istanbul. This likely isn’t a good thing for someone who writes about travel for a living to admit, but there we go.

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  • Burma's food, history and politics: through the eyes of a local

    By Tayla Gentle
    An avid birdwatcher, rum appreciator and sometime Chinlone player, 32-year-old Peregrine leader Aye Chan Tun (affectionately known as Tun Tun) is a softly spoken enigma.


    With his signature wink and tartan longyi, you’re just as likely to find him translating Buddhist passages in the halls of a ruinous temple as teaching travellers how to say cheers (char gwa!) over a beer.

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  • The Ebola effect: Why Africa needs travellers more than ever

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  • Everything you ever wanted to know about Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most remarkable nature reserves. Any tour through it is certain to result in some magnificent wildlife encounters, unforgettable camping experiences and, as clichéd as it sounds, memories to last a lifetime.  It’s home to the Big Five (lions, African elephants, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros), as well as 147 other species of large mammals. That’s more than any other African game reserve.

  • The African bush: where beauty and brutality collide

    Words and photography by Peter Lemon


    Pick up any African safari brochure - yes, including ours - and you’ll almost certainly see cute and cuddly lion cubs, or dosile males of coiffured mane and flawless face.

  • An insight into the Maasai

    The Maasai is a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people that live in Kenya and North Tanzania. They are one of the most well known local nomadic populations thanks to their distinctive customs and bright, striking dress. They also reside near a number of game parks in the Southeast African region, making them more accessible to travellers than other nomadic tribes in Africa.

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