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Machu Picchu has the wow factor!

by Jeremy van Heerde

South America has so many regions to discover and when picturing images of this continent the one that always springs to mind is the picture perfect shot of Machu Picchu. Recently I was lucky enough to travel here with a group of colleagues and explore this amazing place for myself.

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A visit to Mexico, so much safer than you might think!

by Marion Bunnik

Each time I travel to the wonderful countries of Mexico and Cuba I am reminded of the beauty and joy that so many people have not yet experienced in these gems. In both Mexico and Cuba I have seen so many positive changes in the ten years that I have been visiting and share my latest experiences escorting the November Mexico & Cuba tour with you here.

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Exploring the exotic beaches of Zanzibar & the wilds of Kenya

by Abbie Leggat

Zanzibar really is the ultimate island experience with fascinating history, colourful culture, crystal clear waters filled with colourful fish and countless long white sandy beaches. After a long flight from Cairo we found ourselves in paradise driving down dusty tracks in our 4WD passing tropical rainforests, festive fruit stalls and picturesque rice fields.
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Feel the Thunder of Iguazu

By Victoria Hearn

Iguazu Falls, one of the new ‘Seven Wonders of the Natural World’. Just the name alone conjures up images of the humid jungle and rainbows in the mist. While about 80% of the waterfalls here are on the Argentinian side, the best views are definitely on the Brazilian side! Read more

Weird & Wonderful Madagascar

By Amelia Winter

Welcome to Antananarivo… an unexpected gem and a place I was told I would dislike. But it has everything I love – interesting buildings, beautiful scenery, an intriguing history and locals with a sense of humour. Read more

Colourful Kandy

By Kenn Ortzen-Bario

On my recent tour of Sri Lanka I was lucky enough to spend some quality time exploring the wonderful city of Kandy. It’s a real gem of a destination, the second largest city after Colombo, its alive with colour and culture. Read more

Galapagos – A Wildlife Paradise

by Marion Bunnik

During my travels in September, I was lucky enough to go back to the Galapagos Islands. These unique islands have so much to offer that I keep finding myself drawn back time and again!
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Japan, easy on the wallet

by Craig McBey

In May 2013, I was lucky enough to be invited to Japan as a guest of Tokyo Tourism. “Tokyo Is Value” was the theme for the week, and Tokyo Tourism certainly demonstrated this.
The city of Tokyo, the largest in Japan, has a population of 13 million with 35 million covering the greater Tokyo area. In comparison, Los Angeles has a population of 4 million and 21 million for the greater Los Angeles area. Tokyo certainly is one big city!
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Pizza Making in Sorrento

by Dennis Bunnik

I was wondering why our tour director Giorgio wasn’t keen on trying any of our pizzas. We’d made such an effort and were incredibly proud as they came out of the wood-oven. I put it down to him not being hungry. It turns out he was saving his appetite!
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Colombia – A Tourist’s Paradise

by Annelieke Huijgens

Having recently returned from Colombia the question most people asked was “what’s it really like”?

And I have to say it’s a tourist’s paradise, with diverse and beautiful landscapes, a rich history and fascinating culture. We’ve all seen and heard the negative stories from the past about drug cartels and other dangers but Colombia is working really hard to shake off this image. Read more