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Why everyone should explore Africa

Africa is this continent only 14 kilometers away from Europe through the Gibraltar Straight, but that feels very far from our western countries. We only hear about it on television and the newspapers when something bad happens,  and it may seem quite often. Sadly, Africa is probably the most feared, unknown and underrated continent among western countries and its tourists. When I told my family that I was going to Africa, it was like the world was crumbling.

Nevertheless, Africa has...

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My Mexican Summer

Anna travelled to Mexico and what she say, exceeded all of her expectations.

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The Amazon Jungle in Peru

What's at the top of your bucket list?  If you are among the people who voted for the New 7 Wonders of the World, there is a 1 in 7 chance you would say Machu Picchu.  It was certainly near the top of mine, and enough of a motivating factor for me to plan a week long trip to Peru.  Approximately a year ago, I rallied up my friend Kristen, and we decided to make this trip happen.  We spent several months researching different tour options and taking into consideration cost, time, and...

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Reaching Machu Picchu on the Inca Trek

Early start this morning. Woken up at 3.30am. We were all packed and fed much earlier than planned so we headed off at 4.05am. First stop was the check point which was only a short walk away. We arrived to find we were the first ones there. Opening time was 5.30am so we had a bit of a wait. Meanwhile lots and lots of people joined the queue behind us.

We then had a walk of about an hour to reach the sun gate overlooking Macchu Picchu. We pretty much legged it as we were determined to be...

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Jewels of Sri Lanka

I have just returned from your FABULOUS tour of Sri Lanka. As I do on many of my holidays, I wrote a poem about our experiences and read it to the group on the last night.

We came to Sri Lanka to see the land,
Experience the culture, learn it all first hand.

Prisanth was our guide; he looked after us well,
He took us to places, had lots to tell.

Ranjit, our driver was careful and sure,
Pubudu was there to open the door.

Polite and helpful were these two,
Was it Pompidou...

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Japan by Season – The best times of year to travel

If there was ever a land that embraces its seasons, it’s Japan. Speak of spring and you’re instantly transported to the candy floss canopies of the blossom festivals. Winter offers evocative views of snow-dusted pagodas on mirror lakes and monkeys in hot springs with icicle-crusted fur; autumn, the brilliant red and orange hues of elegant Japanese gardens and summer the lush emerald countryside. Month by month there is an abundance of natural beauty and a sense of harmony with the people...

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