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Go on, admit it! You once (or maybe twice) have filched a banana from your hotel’s breakfast buffet to boost the contents of your picnic lunch, slipping this conveniently self-packaged fruit into...

Here we are, living in the Algarve, within an easy day’s drive of one of the most uniquely interesting places in Europe, yet very few of us have ever heard of it, let alone know where it is or how...

There are over 40 distinct ethnic groups of people living in S.E. Asia, each with its own identity, language, culture and, often, religion. Some like the Thais, Burmese, Shan, Khmer and Karen have...

Rhyolite is a ghost town. Driven by the hot desert winds, we watched balls of tumbleweed roll around its ruined houses before coming to rest on the spikes of the Joshua trees, the only inhabitants...

The recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro brought back vivid memories of our visit to the former capital of Brazil. We now wonder whether the Games will give impetus to tackling the environmental...

Road safety clearly wasn’t a high priority for those living in Pakistan’s northwest frontier. However, our minibus, skillfully driven by our resolute guide in 35 degree heat, somehow weaved its...

Lanzarote’s most famous 20th century figure was undoubtedly the architect César Manrique. This extraordinary man gave a large part of his life turning this volcanic island from potentially just...

The city of Chiang Mai is the gateway to northern Thailand’s beautiful highlands. This scenic region, often known as the Golden Triangle, has jungle-clad mountains rising to 2,000m and reaches as...

Rediscovering the ocean through 10 unforgettable experiences

Playing golf in the sea, enjoying a sunset on a deserted beach to the sound of the saxophone, wild dolphin watching, shark...

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