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Asia

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
Croatia Adventure cruise
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8 reasons to try small ship Adventure Cruising

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Small ship cruising might sound like a contradiction. After all, cruising ordinarily conjures up images of all-you-can-eat buffets, onboard casinos, and crowded swimming pools. But, this is truly the opposite of an Adventure Cruise.

06/06/2018 / By / , , , , , , , , , , / 3 Comments
Thailand
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I’ve been to Thailand 4 times; here’s why I’ll return

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This is a country with a mix of the modern and the ancient. There are thriving, noisy cities and peaceful, pastoral farming villages.

02/02/2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment
Komodo dragon in Indonesia
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Real-life dragons and other unmissable wildlife in Asia

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Where in the world can you find incredible wildlife like real-life dragons, bears, and long-limbed great apes?

21/09/2017 / By / , , , , , , , , / Post a Comment
Chion-in Temple, Japan
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Visiting Asia’s lesser-known temples

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Food, people and wildlife are just a few things that make Asia a favourite holiday destination; but the abundance of temples should not be missed.

20/09/2017 / By / , , , , , , / Post a Comment