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Month: October 2019

Travel Tips: How not to get lost when sightseeing

Travel Tips: How not to get lost when sightseeing

There’s no doubt that setting out to explore a city you’ve never been to before is exciting. Whether you’re planning on wandering around a bustling modern metropolis or the quiet cobbled streets of an ancient city’s historic centre, it’s great to be heading somewhere new. Soaking up the atmosphere, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells, stopping to admire the architecture, or just browsing the window displays in the local shops can be a fascinating experience. But treading unknown territory…

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Why community-based tourism helps bring Kyrgyzstan’s culture to life

Why community-based tourism helps bring Kyrgyzstan’s culture to life

Travel writer Julia Hammond had no idea what to expect when she travelled to Kyrgyzstan earlier this year. What she experienced was far better than she’d dared imagine. In this internet-led, social media-fuelled age, there are few surprises when it comes to travel. A quick trawl of Instagram or a lightning-fast Google search throws up thousands of images. The days of going to the library or bookshop for a guide book are increasingly too slow for an impatient audience who…

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Granada, Spain: city, beach, and ski—three destinations in one!

Granada, Spain: city, beach, and ski—three destinations in one!

Granada is one of those places in southern Spain where you really can have it all. You can eat free tapas in one of the many bars around the city, walk through the Sierra Nevada mountains before the first snowfall, or relax on a beach along the Costa Tropical. You’ll never be short of things to see and do in this authentic area of Spain. Granada CityGranada may not be one of the more obvious cities to visit in Spain,…

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