Twenty years after pioneering the exclusive employment of local leaders, we're celebrating our heritage with pride.
By oliver.pelling on Apr 15th, 2013 | Comments
North Korea is often in the news for the wrong reasons. A hugely insular, homogeneous society where immigration is almost unheard of, few tourists manage to visit North Korea. This makes it extremely difficult for those outside of this heavily-fortified country to find out anything about it other than the usual political guff.
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By oliver.pelling on Apr 11th, 2013 | Comments
An odd spectacle for the uninitiated, Burma’s Golden Rock at Kyaiktiyo Pagoda is in fact a revered Buddhist pilgrimage site.
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By oliver.pelling on Apr 8th, 2013 | Comments
For most travellers, the fastest, most convenient and most familiar method of transport often takes precedent over all the others. But considering the fact that we travel to experience new things, there’s a case to be made for searching out more interesting ways to get around.
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By oliver.pelling on Apr 4th, 2013 | Comments
Machu Picchu needs little introduction. Built by the Incans in the 15th century, this spiritual, ancient site on the eastern slope of the Andes has become an iconic destination for travellers across the world.
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By oliver.pelling on Apr 1st, 2013 | Comments
Gently fluttering in the wind; prayer flags are a modest symbol of an elaborate history.
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By oliver.pelling on Mar 26th, 2013 | Comments
Latin America’s a pretty diverse part of the world. For a start, it’s speckled with countless remnants and relics of ancient civilisations, which lend the region a distinct air of mystique. The vivaciousness of the locals is also renowned – from the dance halls of Brazil and Argentina to the eateries of Mexico and Peru, commotion and passion is commonplace.
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By oliver.pelling on Mar 19th, 2013 | Comments
The Middle East. Picture it in your mind for a moment. Chances are, you’re envisioning deserts, ancient history, centuries-old architecture and perhaps the odd camel or two. But we bet you’re not thinking about its beaches.
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By oliver.pelling on Mar 17th, 2013 | Comments
A picture can conjure a feeling, but Morocco simply has to be experienced firsthand. Here, enchanting culture, effervescent locals and the vibrant backdrop combine in a rich blend of true Middle Eastern splendour.
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By oliver.pelling on Mar 12th, 2013 | Comments
A land of mystery, myths, pharaohs and pyramids – Egypt’s about as enigmatic as they come. From the ancient kingdom taught to eager young minds all over the world to the modern-day hotbed of cultural and political change and revolution, this is one of the most fascinating countries in the world.
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By oliver.pelling on Mar 7th, 2013 | Comments
There’s being a tourist and there’s being a responsible tourist. As you’d rightly imagine, there’s a significant difference between the two. From the way travellers interact with local people, to the way they behave and where they spend their money – there’s a lot to consider. That said, it’s not hard.
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