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Our first bullet train journey took us from east coast Tokyo to west coast Kanazawa, home to the ancient Maeda clan, one of the most powerful samurai families. On our arrival at Kanazawa Station,...

One of the most interesting things we saw during our recent trip to China was a UNESCO World Heritage site that is actually an entire city. The old city of Pingyao, located about 715km southwest...

For many years, Japan had been top of my list of countries to visit. I have many books on Japanese art and culture, and Japanese paintings on the walls, and the first book my husband bought me was...

China is home to 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites, second in the world only to Italy, which has 51. On our recent trip, Helga and I were fortunate enough to see 10 of them, including one of the 7...

Helga and I have just returned from a 23-day trip through China. Neither of us had ever visited mainland China before and we arrived with lots of pre-conceived ideas and impressions. Many of them...

The ball hit the back of the net. Geoff Hurst had scored a hat trick. The whistle blew. England had won the World Cup and much of the rest of the day was spent in a mildly alcoholic celebratory...

What have the films ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ and ‘For a Few Dollars More’ got in common? The answer is that parts of all of them were filmed in the Cabo de Gata-...

British low-cost airline Jet2 has launched a new year-round air link from London’s Stansted Airport to Funchal, Madeira.

Flights are on Monday and Friday with prices starting at £35.

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Covering little more than 400 square miles, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park boasts a stunning array of more than 100 mountain peaks over 11,000 feet, forests of spruce and fir, glacial...

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