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Why the Seychelles aren’t just for honeymooners

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As I sit at the departure gate in Dubai, waiting for my flight to the Seychelles to be called, I’m starting to feel a wee bit lonely. I am surrounded by couples and I’m guessing most are honeymooners. I think I can tell by the amount of doe-eyed gazing, hand holding and knee stroking going […]

08/10/2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment
the backside of St Basils Basilica - heading over to Red Square - no people no cars
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Behind the Iron Curtain: remembering my 1988 trip to the USSR

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It was 1988. Russia was technically the USSR, Gorbachev was leader and there was still a suspicion of outsiders. My hotel had microphones in the ceiling and people followed me wherever I went; definitely an overwhelming feeling of being watched.

24/09/2018 / By / , , , / Post a Comment
Galapagos tortoise
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Wilder than ever: returning to the Galapagos Islands

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Having recently returned from Galapagos Encounter – the maiden voyage of the Grand Queen Beatriz, in fact – David Manning reflects on his encounters with the famously unique wildlife of the archipelago.

21/09/2018 / By / , , , , , , / Post a Comment
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6 things I learned while cruising the Greek Islands

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As I set off for Greece for a week-long adventure cruise through the Greek islands, I pictured strolling through quaint alleyways, eating spanakopitas and jumping off the back of the boat. I didn’t realize I would be learning life lessons, but travel has a funny way of teaching you things when you least expect it.

20/09/2018 / By / , , , , , , / Post a Comment
Travellers in Iceland
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Searching for puffins at Iceland’s Latrabjarg Cliffs

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I'd seen flocks of birds before, of course. But nothing quite like this.

18/09/2018 / By / , , , / Post a Comment