Posted on 31 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Culture
Once a stop on the ancient Silk Road, now a jewel of Central Asia, Uzbekistan’s culture is rich, varied and unique. It is only in recent years, however, that the country has begun to garner a reputation as an off the beaten track travel highlight. Still relatively unexplored, Uzbekistan is the perfect place for those wanting a cultural getaway without the crowds.
Posted on 29 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Botswana: Know Before You Go
The wildlife of Botswana is legendary, as is the beauty of the landscape it inhabits. If you are planning a trip to the watery wilds of the Okavango, or the unspoilt plains and rivers of Chobe National Park, the adventure of a lifetime is waiting for you! Before you pack your bags, read our tips and advice on what to expect and what to take with you. Botswana is an amazing place to explore but, with untamed nature all around, preparation is key!
Posted on 24 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Off The Beaten Track: Nicaragua
Nicaragua is fast emerging as an exciting alternative to other Central American destinations. It offers plenty of scope for wildlife enthusiasts, adventure seekers and culture fans alike, all under the warm Nicaraguan sun. There’s no shortage of things to do in Nicaragua although its growing popularity in recent years has made some sites quite crowded. With that in mind, you might want to pepper your itinerary with some of the lesser known corners of this fascinating country. There is still plenty of Nicaragua which is steeped in authenticity, untouched by development.
Posted on 13 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Top 5 Travel Experiences
It is undeniable that a journey to a far flung corner of the world is an incredible travel experience, creating beloved and long last memories. But what exactly makes travelling so magical? A question discussed countless times, under starry skies and on sandy shores across the world, but it can be hard to qualify. Here is our list of 5 travel moments sure to evoke that sense of magic when exploring the world.
Posted on 06 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Waterside locations offer some of the most attractive scenery in the world. For adventurous and laid-back travellers alike, the pools and lakes of the world are sure to have something to offer. Take your pick from this selection of the loveliest and most beguiling lakes around the globe, handpicked by our local experts.
Posted on 24 February 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
In Search of Tigers
Rare, beautiful and dignified; tigers are an iconic member of the animal kingdom whose presence in the wild is constantly under threat. Following years of poaching and habitat destruction, tiger populations had been falling for the last century with little sign of curbing.
Posted on 15 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Off The Beaten Track: Georgia
There is no denying the beauty and mystery of Georgia. As a bridge between east and west, this is a country that bears the imprint of many cultures and peoples, including Turks, Persians, Arabs, Cossacks and Crusaders. Scattered with ancient religious monuments and historic towns, you always feel connected to bygone eras while travelling in Georgia. The Silk Road, Jason and the Argonauts and Imperial Russia all make their influence felt here. Yet, despite these varied themes, there is a fierce sense of coherent national identity and pride.
Posted on 10 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Sunshine Spots
Short days and long nights often leave us craving the warmth of the summer. What better time to plan for some sunshine in your very own patch of paradise? You don’t have to follow the crowds to the usual beachside haunts, there are plenty of unexpected sunshine destinations to tick off your bucket list. These five exciting destinations are sure to surprise and inspire even the most seasoned traveller...
Posted on 23 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Back Roads of Burma: Off the Beaten Track
You’ve enjoyed the incredible spectacle of Bagan, been dazzled by the golden splendour of Shwedagon in Yangon, and witnessed the view from Mandalay Hill. So how can you get off the beaten track on your next Burma visit? If you’re short of ideas, here’s TravelLocal’s guide to getting to know the back roads of Burma; the lesser trodden corners just waiting to be discovered.
Posted on 23 December 2016 by Corinne Homer
Taking ‘Lion’ steps in India: Following the journey of Saroo Brierley
Based on the book ‘Long Journey Home’, Garth Davis’ Lion has taken audiences on a journey of their own (and is tipped to become an Oscar favourite). The film depicts the life-changing events experienced by Saroo Brierley. He boarded a train as a poverty-stricken five year old and was subsequently taken clear across India; separated from his family and all he recognised as home. These tragic scenes are played by Sunny Pashwar. His moving portrayal of a child, displaced and distraught in bustling Calcutta, is sure to tug at your heartstrings.
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