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A PLACE OF RARE BEAUTY, JIUZHAIGOU

In the heart of Central China, at the foothills of the Minh Mountains, lays Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve.   The Chinese say “Nowhere else under the sky can match Jiuzhaigou”.   This fabulous wilderness of pure streams, lakes the colour of opal, and thick...

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THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Stretching from the wild outer reefs of the Coral Sea to the tangled mangrove and rain rainforest in the state of Queensland on Australian’s East Coast, the Great Barrier Reef is a 2,600 km wonder of nature!   Created by billions of tiny polyps in partnership...

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DISCOVERING THE LIGURIAN RIVIERA WITH GUSTO

“There is nothing in Italy more beautiful to me than the coast-road between Genoa and Spezzia”   Charles Dickens.   As a Ligurian, I know this is no exaggeration.   The eastern end of the Ligurian Riviera conjures idyllic images of sunshine and a shimmering...

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EASTER ON THE ISLAND OF MALTA

Easter is the perfect time to visit Malta if you want to experience its true soul and the grand pageantry of its heritage. I have spent several holidays here. My fondest memories are of my Easter breaks when I start the day eating the special Easter sweets before...

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MAGIC JUNGLES OF INDIA

The mist clears slowly as our jeep winds its way along a jungle trail. Every turn has the possibility of a revelation. Cries of different creatures fill the air, but their location remains a mystery. Suddenly a tiny owlet appears in a hole in a gigantic tree. It seems...

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THE LUSH TEA COUNTRY OF SRI LANKA

As our seaplane takes off from Colombo airport, we leave behind Sri Lanka’s golden shores and their heritage of Portuguese and Dutch maritime trade to fly deep into the heart of the island. The hinterland is dotted with the ruins of ancient Ceylonese royal cities and...

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CHRISTMAS IN ARCTIC LAPLAND

It is the middle of winter in the northern hemisphere and 200 km north of the Arctic Circle the sun only shines for a couple of hours every day. Temperatures do not rise above -5 °C and soft snow blankets the entire landscape. The vistas reveal an immense and...

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NOMADS SECRETS SUPPORTS PLASTIC-FREE JULY

Did you know scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by weight? That is because plastic does not biodegrade and accumulates in our oceans year on year. According to a study undertaken by the Ellen MacArthur...

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BUKHARA’S SILK AND SPICE FESTIVAL, UZBEKISTAN

In late May the exotic city of Bukhara hosts its annual Silk and Spice Festival, a celebration of Uzbekistan’s 2,000-year-old heritage.   Rising on the famed Silk Road, Bukhara is the perfect setting for the cultural festivities, which unfold amongst its...

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FEZ WORLD SACRED MUSIC FESTIVAL – 22-30 JUNE 2018

From 22nd to 30th June 2018 the ancient city of Fez comes alive once again with the sounds of music from around the world. Renowned musicians, artists, intellectuals, filmmakers and other creative minds will gather in one of Africa’s most evocative imperial cities to...

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