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Part 2. Osaka, Kyoto & Nara – a spectrum of ancient and modern Japan

Part 2. Osaka, Kyoto & Nara – a spectrum of ancient and modern Japan

In this second part of our tour of Honshu, Japan, we experience the extreme contrasts of sculpted modern architecture...

Part 1. Kanazawa and Culture – history alive in western Honshu, Japan

Part 1. Kanazawa and Culture – history alive in western Honshu, Japan

In this first of a series about the main island of Honshu in Japan, we share with you our travels throughout this...

Egypt – Colours of the Nile

Egypt – Colours of the Nile

Egypt now moderates and controls the numbers of people and access to their rich heritage of historic sites – a...

Malawi – so much more than lions, lodges and a lake

Malawi – so much more than lions, lodges and a lake

This self-proclaimed ‘warm heart of Africa’ is a gentle introduction to Africa and safari with plenty of...

Jordan – a sea of sand and stone

Jordan – a sea of sand and stone

You could go to Jordan for the food, the culture, the beaches, the shopping – but you wouldn’t – far better to...

Birds in Paradise – Costa Rica

Birds in Paradise – Costa Rica

Migrating birds from two hemispheres meet the endemic residents in the middle – in incomparable Costa...

Hanoi highlights

Hanoi highlights

With Hanoi still set to be on the Formula 1 Grand Prix racing circuit at some time yet to be determined; Vietnam will...

Inle, Myanmar – Part 1 – Lake and life

Inle, Myanmar – Part 1 – Lake and life

Travels in happier times that we hope will return. Combine Intha, Taungyo, Pa-O (Taungthu), Danu, Kayah, Danaw and...

A Royal Klang in Selangor

A Royal Klang in Selangor

You’re unlikely to make a beeline for this Malaysian misfit but its shabby rundown appearance hides echoes of a...

Shades of Shan

Shades of Shan

This traditional highly colourful and practical rural craft, still practiced in Myanmar today, has its origins steeped...

Exploring the mysterious Mekong

Exploring the mysterious Mekong

The mighty arterial Mekong River in Vietnam provides a fascinating vein through which the lifeblood of Vietnam...

A slow train to ‘nowhere’

A slow train to ‘nowhere’

This sleepy ponderous train ride gives us a sense of overall fulfillment when visiting the old British Burma colonial...

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