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In BIG pictures: the many faces of central Asia

Central Asia is an off-the-beaten-path region laced with ancient sites, natural beauty and fantastic people. Our journey took us from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan to Uzbekistan and finally, into the rarely visited (and extremely odd) country of Turkmenistan….

Posted on: October 28th in Asia by .

Rügen Island and other German travel hot spots #germany25reunified

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the re-unification of Germany. Since that historic moment a quarter of a century ago, Germany has since reinvented and redeveloped itself especially in the eyes of its many visitors. Today Germany has become one of the most beautiful and interesting tourist destinations in Europe…

Posted on: October 28th in Europe, Travel by .

Swedish Lapland – Europe’s last wilderness

When you think of Lapland you probably think of cosy log cabins, eager huskies and reindeers driving sleighs through the snow, but Europe’s last wilderness – located not too far from the Arctic Circle…

Posted on: October 24th in Europe by .

In BIG Pictures: the beautiful Galápagos Islands

On the 27th September, LAN airlines flew us from London to Ecuador for the #HappyInEcuador trip with the South America travel experts, Metropolitan Touring. On the last three days of our eleven day journey we ticked off a destination that had been hovering at the top of our travel bucket for years – the Galapagos Islands….

Posted on: October 21st in Our Trips, South America by .

Why you should experience the Tibet Train tour

Known as “rail above the clouds’’, Qinghai-Tibet railway is the world’s highest railroad. Nearly half of the railway lies more than 4,000 meters above sea level. The geographic obstacles posed a huge challenge…

Posted on: October 21st in Asia by .

Exploring Oman – Muscat and beyond

Oman probably isn’t the first location you think of when you are planning a trip away but after spending three days here I realised just how underrated this country is as a travel destination. The Middle East doesn’t always receive great press either – it’s the centre of many turbulent disturbances…

Posted on: October 17th in Middle East by .

Six reasons to visit Angers, France

On the 19th August we took a Railbookers weekend city break to Angers, France, the historical capital of Anjou and gateway to the Châteaux-lined Loire Valley. It’s a loveable laid back city with a slight bohemian air and heaps of beautiful architecture to drool over. After a hassle-free train journey…

Posted on: October 6th in Europe, Our Trips, Travel by .

A journey into the Sahara with the Berbers

Morocco is many things to many people, but upon arriving in Marrakech – teeming with traders in the souks and restaurant hustlers in Jemaa el-Fna square – you might not think it’s the ideal place for a bit of quiet contemplation and stress-free relaxation. Remember though, you’re in North Africa….

Posted on: September 23rd in Africa, Travel by .

In BIG Pictures: everyday life in North Korea

There’s still a lot of confusion about traveling to North Korea with the general population and much of what is portrayed in the media makes it seem like a dangerous country to visit. However, regardless of the country’s political and economic conflicts with the rest of the world…

Posted on: September 19th in Asia, Travel by .

6 reasons why you should put Ghent, Belgium on your travel list this year

Lonely Planet calls it “the best kept secret of Europe” and we visited last year we could see why the respected travel guide fell for its quaint charms. Filled with canals, culture and beautiful medieval architecture in abundance, here are our reasons why we think you should add Ghent to your travel wish list, sooner rather than later…

Posted on: September 16th in Europe by .
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