"We can go to a village or take a walk through a forest and not disturb our surroundings. But best of all the 'wall' comes down between traveller and local, and you really can make some great personal connections."
"I enjoy meeting people, sharing the beautiful culture of my country and understanding more about the people around the world."
If Cuba was a drink, it would be a mojito. If it was a dance, it would be the salsa. And if it were a smell, it would be the waft of cigar smoke curling up around your lips.
"I actually think it’s a toss-up whether the food is better in India or Sri Lanka. But it’s something about those curry leaves you get in Sri Lankan food that I think puts it ahead of India.
Perched precariously along the Mediterranean’s edge, it's little wonder the restaurants of the Cinque Terre are heavy with offerings of succulent seafood.
“It’s the most amazing experience, you walk in and once you get to about waist height you can’t keep your feet on the ground. Your feet are swept up, you just can’t stand up!"
A picture is worth a thousand words. Let us take you on a visual tour of sublime Uzbekistan
"Our leader took us on a village walk which still remains the highlight of my whole tour. Karauli is not a tourist town at all, so you really get a feel for what genuine village life is like."
Sue Kennedy: "Our guide! And the view from Ravello. Oh, and the view of Positano as we walked down from the ridge. Breathtakingly beautiful."
Once you've had someone show you exactly how to perform a tea ceremony, or the right way to eat dumplings, or explained the importance of traditions, your eyes are opened to a whole new world.