Elephants in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

It’s the school holidays so we’ve picked a selection of destinations that are perfect for families if you are still struggling for a last minute getaway. We’re starting the week in Sri Lanka, the teardrop-shaped island just off the coast […]

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Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Located on an island in the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi has long been a major transport hub. Recently the city has built several new attractions to encourage visitors to extend their stopover in Abu Dhabi to more than the airport. […]

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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern city home to dizzying skyscrapers, high tech start ups and super-efficient transport systems. It also has a troubled and difficult history, having been passed back and forth between it’s neighbours Japan and […]

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Humayuns tomb in Delhi

Delhi, India

Delhi, the capital of India, sometimes feels more like several cities than one. There are ancient markets where time has barely moved for hundreds of years, imposing colonial-era buildings and boulevards, and corporate headquarters in slick skyscrapers. There’s so much […]

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Lights in a market in Instanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

Straddling Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a melting pot of cultures, religions and historical influences. Experience the splendour of empires in the Topkapi Palace or Aya Sofya, where glittering mosaics, beautiful courtyards and breathtaking architecture come as standard. Food lovers […]

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Golden Pavillion in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

The former capital of Japan, Kyoto is a city of history. While parts feel very modern, it’s one of the most traditional cities in Japan. There are over 2000 temples and shrines, many historic artisan districts producing traditional crafts and […]

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Hilltop village in Oman

Oman

Oman is unlike its Middle Eastern neighbours in many ways; there’s not the fabulous wealth of the Emirates, nor the political extremes of Saudi Arabia. Instead you’ll find spectacular desert scenery, pristine beaches and traditional Bedouin hospitality with a strong […]

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tuktuk in Chennai

Chennai, India

Formally known as Madras, Chennai is a hotbed of South Indian culture. Expect ornate temples, incredible artwork and fantastic food, but without the tourists and hawkers that crowd many other Indian cities. To find out more about the history of […]

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Petra, Jordan

Built around 2500 years ago, Petra is one of the most spectacular man-made sights on Earth. Located in the south of Jordan, Petra is easily reached by road from either the capital Amman or the coastal town of Aqaba. After […]

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shanghai skyline

Shanghai, China

Shanghai is the most populous city in the world, with something to offer even the most jaded traveler. From towering skyscrapers to art deco confections, there’s also fine dining, amazing nightlife and a thriving cultural scene. After all, 24 million […]

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