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Largely ignored by tourists, Ethiopia has some of Africa's most dramatic scenery and a wealth of fascinating cultural sights that reveal the mysteries of ancient civilisations... read more »
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Home to the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is a taste of Tibet in India. Head into the foothills of the Himalayas, and you can catch a glimpse of His Holiness himself and sample the cuisine of Tibetan exiles... read more »
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Russia’s northern lakes are beautiful, serene and easily reached from St Petersburg. So why do so few foreigners take this magical trip?... read more »
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Destination: Taiwan, Taipei
Eye of newt and toe of frog – Macbeth’s witches could have done the weekly grocery shop in fascinating Taipei, while Harry Potter could fill his tuckbox for Hogwarts ... read more »
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Destination: Cusco
If you want to avoid the Inca Trail crowds on your way to Macchu Picchu, Peru, there is a more challenging way: try hiking up and down mountains and camping in the open on the Salkantay Trail... read more »
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Destination: Trinidad
Trip type: Cultural
Trinidad's alluring combination of laidback charm, cobbled streets and pastel-coloured mansions is guaranteed to steal the heart of most visitors. You have been warned...... read more »
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Destination: Winchelsea, Rye
Winchelsea in East Sussex, on the brink of Romney Marsh, is a beautiful centre for anyone wanting to mix hiking and history or birdwatching and beer... read more »
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Borneo is a land of mystery, an exotic, untamed destination. Following the headhunters' trail makes for a uniquely cultural experience, as modern life merges gently with ancient customs... read more »
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4.5
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Calm, clean and cultured, with an incredibly beautiful setting, Geneva is nothing short of gorgeous. It's also the perfect base for boat trips on the lake and scenic train rides high into the Alps... read more »
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Destination: Easter Island
Trip type: Cultural
Easter Island, in the South Pacific, is famous for its enigmatic statues. Few people know about its beaches, scuba diving, charming homestays and slow-paced capital not much bigger than a village... read more »
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4
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Destination: Potes
Trip type: Activity, Cultural
The 22-kilometre gorge which separates Liébana, in northern Spain’s Picos de Europa, from the coast may explain why this stunning mountain landscape has escaped mainstream tourism... read more »
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The Drakensberg Mountains that dominate the landscape of much of the Kwa Zulu Natal region of South Africa are home to examples of San Bushmen cave paintings and are a great place for a hike!... read more »
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4
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The connection between the music of Schubert, cheese making and hiking may not, at first, be obvious. A visit to Bregenzerwald in western Austria reveals that there is a strong connection... read more »
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3
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Canaima National Park is 30,000 km² of jungle, waterfalls, rivers and grassland in Southern Venezuela. Read my journey through the dramatic landscape travelling by canoe and sleeping in a hammock... read more »
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3
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The unexplored French heartland of Auvergne offers Europe's most breathtaking scenery. With spa towns, medieval hamlets and history on every corner, this remarkable region is waiting to be discovered... read more »
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Destination: Caerphilly
Trip type: Activity, Cultural, Family
Over the last few decades, the south Wales valleys have been transformed into a walker's paradise. Why not visit Caerphilly County Borough and follow my suggested walks to discover the area yourself?... read more »
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Destination: Molde, Geiranger
Trip type: Activity, Cultural
The southwestern corner of Norway is one of the country’s most beautiful areas, with stunning mountain scenery, magnificent fjords and pretty little towns and villages... read more »
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Destination: Kotor, Budva, Becici, Sveti Stefan
Trip type: Cultural
With clean sandy beaches, well-preserved old towns and a coastline every bit as dramatic as Croatia's, it can only be a matter of time before the tourist hordes rediscover the magic of Montenegro... read more »
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Wanna do something challenging in Cuba? Fancy following the footsteps of Castro and co? I don't mean start a revolution - I mean trek through the jungle to the summit of Pico Turquino! Here's how...... read more »
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