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A guide to Burma’s ancient capital city Bagan


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Burma’s incredible history has made it one of the most unique places to visit on the planet. Invasion, immigration and colonisation have all helped to create a diverse country but it was the Kingdom...

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Asia's Big Six


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The term ‘Big Five’ was coined by game hunters in Africa to denote the most difficult animals to hunt on foot. Subsequently adopted by safari companies, it now serves as a tick-list of must-see...

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A Lifetime of Discoveries


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For aficionados of Indian monuments, architectural historian George Michell and his archaeologist partner, John Fritz, need no introduction. For the past forty years or so, the pair have been...

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Naadam Festival: Summer Games in a Sea of Grass


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Summer is a blissful time to explore the great grasslands of Mongolia. For a few fleeting months between mid-June and September, the numbing, sub-arctic cold is banished. The snow recedes, and the...

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Highlights of Mongolia


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With its vast expanses of steppes, desert and taiga, Mongolia encompasses some of the most pristine wilderness on earth.

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Fighting for Survival: Saving the Orangutan in Borneo


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Orangutans – the ginger-furred ‘Old Man of the Forest’ – number among the rarest mammals on the planet. Only two vestigial populations survive, in remote tropical enclaves on the islands of Sumatra...

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The Wonders of Borneo Wildlife


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When dreaming about Borneo you conjure up images of vast, pristine rainforests full of undiscovered flora and fauna, lofty mountain peaks, unrivalled diving spots in emerald seas and exotic...

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Hanami: Surfing the Cherry Blossom Wave


David Abram

 I’ve always taken issue with the opening lines of TS Elliot’s The Waste Land. For me, March, not April, is by far ‘the cruellest month’, when winter’s dreich feels like it has more than...

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Ladakh and the Hemis Festival


David Abram

I’ll never forget the one and only time I’ve ever ridden on the roof of a bus. I was a 21-year-old student, travelling on a shoestring around Kashmir and Ladakh, in India’s northwest Himalaya. The...

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If you like India, you will love China


David Abram

Travel writer David Abram on why his first trip to the Far East won’t be his last.

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