• A guide to tackling the Kokoda Track

    There's simply nothing else like the Kokoda Track. The mountainous spine of Papua New Guinea is a fearsome environment, with swings in temperature, downpours and energy-sapping humidity. It is also a staggeringly beautiful part of the world, and one that just isn't accessible any way other than by foot.

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  • The essence of Vietnam: Tuyen Vu

    Tuyun Vu is about as passionate a Peregrine leader as you can expect to find. And over the course of the past four years, he’s made loyal friends of many of his travellers, who are blown away by his knowledge and the insight he can offer of his home country, Vietnam.

    How long have you been a Peregrine guide and how did you first get involved with Peregrine?
    I have been a Peregrine group leader for three years. I was given the opportunity to be a part of Peregrine by Mr.Long when PEAK Vietnam formed in 2010.

  • A locals guide to sourcing the best cigars in Cuba

    Visiting Cuba without buying a cigar is like visiting France without indulging in a croissant. Cigars are synonomous with Cuba - they are cultivated and crafted locally using the finest ingredients and have become Cuba’s finest and most recognised export. When it comes to sourcing the best, though, there are a few things you need to know. Here is a basic overview.

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  • The Cinque Terre: the most charming towns in the world?

    A region renowned for its beauty and sun-drenched splendour; Italy’s Cinque Terre is one of Europe’s most alluring seaside areas. The five towns that make up the Cinque Terre – Riomaggiore, Monterosso al Mare, Coniglia, Manarola and Vernzazza – provide a perfect insight into Mediterranean life. Everything from the surrounding vistas and the atmosphere, to the hospitable locals and the cuisine perfectly embody the laid back nature of the Italian Riviera.

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  • Jordan's explorer: Osama Zyoud

    “Over the years I found out that tour leading is one of the best jobs in the world,” says Osama Zyoud, who’s approaching his ninth year of Peregrine service. With an encyclopedic knowledge of his home country, there’s no better man to show travellers around the incredible land of Jordan.

    Where are you from, and where do you live now?

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  • An insight into Uzbek culture

    Uzbekistan is a jewel in Central Asia’s crown. Abundant with culture and natural resources, the country serves as a perfect example of the region’s enigmatic allure. Home to three of the most incredible cities in Central Asia – Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara – Uzbekistan also plays host to the type of natural wonders that leave travellers’ jaws gaping in awe.

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  • An insight into the Maasai Mara

    The Maasai Mara 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. The Maasai Mara gladly welcomes visitors, allowing outsiders to get a rare insight into their everyday existence.

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  • Turkish treasures: Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan

    If you want to see the real Turkey, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone better to show it to you than Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan. The leader of seven years loves telling his family and friends about all the interesting people he meets on his trip – and Peregrine travellers love telling their family and friends about Ergun!

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  • The culinary secrets of Cambodia and Vietnam

    Vietnam is known for its culinary splendour. Delicate flavours, complimentary textures and fresh ingredients combine to create some of the most iconic dishes in South East Asia. In fact, Vietnamese cuisine is perhaps the region’s most alluring.

    But aside from Vietnam’s more popular exports - pho, bánh mì, vermicelli salads and summer rolls, our knowledge of local Vietnamese cuisine might be limited. The same goes, in an even broader sense, for the food of neighbouring Cambodia.

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  • 3 of Everest's most inspirational stories

    One of Mother Nature’s crowning achievements, Mount Everest serves as a constant reminder that the natural world’s magnificence is unrivalled. For those bold enough to tackle her, Everest also serves as a challenge, and stories of human triumph and tragedy are forever scrawled onto her sheer facades. Everest has been drawing explorers, adventurers and travellers to her for decades. And she will continue to do so.

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