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Spend the Weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden

Sweden’s second city is nowhere near as big and famous as Stockholm, but it’s perfect for a short break.  It’s small enough to explore with ease yet big enough to have plenty to do, plus it’s cheaper than the capital too.  The Liseberg Amusement Park is smack bang in the middle of the city, and is Sweden’s most popular tourist attraction.  It has plenty of hair-raising rides and rollercoasters. Read more about Spend the Weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden

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24 Hours in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, an Islamic city without the radical factor is an attractive option in this day and age.  The peaceful Topkapi Palace is first cab off the rank.  In its outdoors, all four courtyards of it, the silence is only broken by the soft tweets of the avian residents.  This air of serenity is accompanied by a rich royal history: Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1494 – 1566) insisted everyone walked around in silence to avoid compromising his tranquillity. Read more about 24 Hours in Istanbul, Turkey

Burma: The Secretive Southeast Asian Gem

Now is a good time to visit Burma. The country has been boycotted by travellers for some time, but now that it is opening up travellers are flocking to this secretive Southeast Asian destination. Aung San Kyi who had originally ask for the boycott is asking visitor to come, but as responsible tourist.  This means visiting in a monner that contributes to local communities and small business as opposed to government-owned enterprises, and taking steps to maximise a positive impact on the people of Burma through your visit. Read more about Burma: The Secretive Southeast Asian Gem

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7 Things to do in Scotland’s Highlands

Scotland is known for many things, Irn Bru, rain; it is also a fantastic place for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits.  With a countryside rich in everything from towering mountains to crystal-clear lochs, Scotland’s Highlands boast some of the most impressive scenery in Europe.  With a varied national geography running from the lowlands on the English border to the stunning Highlands.  Up north you’ll find everything from mountain ranges for snow sports, sweeping lochs from watersports, and no shortage of stunning scenery for trekking through, mountain biking across and generally marvellin Read more about 7 Things to do in Scotland’s Highlands

Explore the Emerald Isle

Beyond the stereotypes, Ireland and Northern Ireland are as characterful and fascinating as is any of their most colourful depictions. Take the time to explore; away from the city centres lie dramatic scenery perfectly suited to outdoor action and water sports, plus isolated secret spots to rival anywhere in the world.  Whether it's escaping to Kerry's coast or marvelling at the Giant's Causeway, there's a host of unforgettable experiences in store Here's our pick of the highlights. Read more about Explore the Emerald Isle

7 Things to do in Sri Lanka

There is only one Sri Lanka. This teardrop island  off the south of the mighty subcontinent really packs a punch. But which of its many marvels should make it on to your must-see list? 

TRAINlOURNEY THROUGH TEA COUNTRY

The train journey between Kandy and Ella is arguably one of the world's most scenic offering spectacular views from grand 19th Century bridges that stitch together verdan hill country and rolling, mist-shrouded tea plantations. Aside from the views it also  offers a great window into Sri Lankan life. Read more about 7 Things to do in Sri Lanka

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Visit The Baltic Coastal Town of Gdansk, Poland

An industrial port on the edge of the Baltic may not sound like an ideal spot for a mini break, but with his cobbled streets and pastoral coloured Flemish buildings, Gdansk is full of surprises. And right now, is the time to go, before it starts attracting anywhere near the hefty number of visitors Polish hotspot Krakow does. From a tourist’s perspective, it still feels almost undiscovered. Read more about Visit The Baltic Coastal Town of Gdansk, Poland

Explore Egypt’s Saharan Wild Western Desert

It's not a pretty sight. The stark landscape of Egypt's desert burns my retinas, forcing me to squint as I scan the quivering, molten, 40°C scene before me. Besides my two friends, our jeep driver, there's not a soul around, nor is there a signal that life could survive here - even if it wanted to. Instead, ochre sands meet dark smatterings of iron ore from the region's volcanic rock formations. It's a surreal corner of the earth almost entirely untouched by mankind. Read more about Explore Egypt’s Saharan Wild Western Desert

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