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Kachikally Crocodile Pool and Museum

Kachikally Crocodile Pool and Museum

​This small but fascinating destination is popular with visitors, packing a surprising amount into a small area. Located in the Bakau district, at the northern end of the coastal tourist trip, a visit to Kachikally Crocodile Park Gambia will take you through narrow...

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Explore Vianden Castle in the Luxembourg Ardennes

Explore Vianden Castle in the Luxembourg Ardennes

If you’re a fan of rolling hills, babbling rivers and picture-postcard villages, you could do a lot worse than to head to Luxembourg’s beautiful Ardennes region, located in the northeast of the country on the borders with Germany and Belgium. This photogenic region is...

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One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

One Day in Lisbon: Exploring Lisbon Castle

Towering over the city of Lisbon, Portugal, Castelo São Jorge is hard to miss, and is surely the most strategically significant of all Portuguese castles. Perched on top of a hill to the north of the city centre, with views over the Portuguese capital to the south and...

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The best Cuba destinations for first time visitors

The best Cuba destinations for first time visitors

Cuba is one of the world's greatest anachronisms. A tropical island with a Caribbean coastline, lying just 90 miles off the coast of the United States, it is one of the world's last communist countries. This former playground of Hollywood's rich and famous has a faded...

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Chernobyl tours from Kiev: Is Chernobyl safe to visit?

Chernobyl tours from Kiev: Is Chernobyl safe to visit?

Kiev, Ukraine’s magnificent capital city, is a great destination for a short break on the eastern edges of Europe. But one of its major draws, and the most popular reason for a day trip out of the city, is its proximity to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, scene of one of...

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One day in Tirana: Taking the Kotor to Tirana bus

One day in Tirana: Taking the Kotor to Tirana bus

If you’re visiting the small Balkan nation of Montenegro, you will likely be focussing your trip on the popular coastal towns of Kotor and Budva. But if you fancy something a little different during your stay, why not take a day trip to Albania’s capital, Tirana?Drita...

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Unusual holiday destinations for Christmas in the USA

Unusual holiday destinations for Christmas in the USA

The holidays are fast approaching, and you fancy doing something a little different this year. Maybe you're a US resident who doesn't want to travel overseas; or maybe you're visiting the United States and would like to experience a true American Christmas with a...

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Snowshoeing in Europe: Poland’s Tatra National Park

Snowshoeing in Europe: Poland’s Tatra National Park

This post was originally published in May 2017. It's a Saturday morning, 31 December, and the sun is blazing in a blue sky as I strap on my snowshoes. I'm in the small town of Szczawnica in the far south of Poland, close up on the Slovakian border, and I'm about to...

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Kibera slum tour: Real life in an African slum

Kibera slum tour: Real life in an African slum

This post was first published in August 2017 It is really important to me to learn about everyday life in the countries I visit. It doesn't matter whether the country is affluent or impoverished, I want to see behind the tourist veneer and get a glimpse into how...

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Gandhi’s home state: The 12 top Gujarat highlights

Gandhi’s home state: The 12 top Gujarat highlights

Not many visitors make it to Gujarat, the most westerly state of India, perched on the western point of the diamond that roughly represents the shape of the country. A "dry" state (alcohol is banned, although foreigners can buy it for consumption behind closed doors...

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Getting around Warsaw by public transport

Getting around Warsaw by public transport

The Polish capital, Warsaw, is an up and coming destination which is finally starting to get noticed. Combining a rich history with affordable prices, it's a great place for a city break. If you're on a budget (or even if you're not), check out this guide to getting...

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Top things to do in Warsaw: The perfect Warsaw itinerary

Top things to do in Warsaw: The perfect Warsaw itinerary

Capital of Poland since the late 16th century, the historic city of Warsaw in eastern Poland has not always had a lot of love. Devastated by the Nazis in World War II, and one of the capitals of the Soviet Bloc for much of the 20th century, it has always played second...

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North and East India: What to do in almost every state

North and East India: What to do in almost every state

India. It’s my favourite destination by far – for the joyful colour, the delicious food, the swirling crowds and the incredible culture. Lay back on a tropical beach; join the throng at joyful celebrations such as the annual Holi festival, or discover the incredible...

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Nizwa Souq: The magic of Oman

Nizwa Souq: The magic of Oman

I am a huge fan of the Middle East. The exotic desert landscapes, the mysterious and timeless style of the local people, the sound of the call to prayer, the spices of the market... all of them stick in my consciousness like a memory I want to cling to forever....

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Uluru base walk: Up close with an Australian icon

Uluru base walk: Up close with an Australian icon

If there is one iconic image of Australia, it has to be Uluru. This massive monolith, sitting in the heart of the continent, combines the drama of the outback with an incredible heritage, and a silhouette which is recognisable the world over. Thousands flock to the...

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Spending a day in Frankfurt, Germany

Spending a day in Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt. It’s a German city which many have heard of, but which is often overlooked by visitors in favour of the more popular cities of Berlin and Munich to the south and east. But this historic, dynamic city offers a treasure trove of little-known sights to the...

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