You may be forgiven for thinking football is the only sport in town over the next month. And whilst there’s no doubting the beautiful game is the world’s most popular sport, there are a whole host of other bizarre sports around the world, many of them offering a fascinating insight into the culture and history of a place. From eagle hunting in Kyrgyzstan to sumo in Japan, follow us on a sporting journey around the world…
Destinations come in and out of vogue, and as a travel company it can be hard to predict where the next trending place will be. Therefore, we’ve delved into our systems to see where people are currently booking, to bring you the hottest destinations of 2018. Read on to find out our five hot destinations for 2018.
One of the truly authentic ways to experience the diverse cultures in the world is through your dinner plate. Traditional food and drink, national dishes and regional flavors convey a subtle legacy and various cultural influences in a way that a history lesson often cannot. If you’re interested in experiencing a country through the distinct flavors of its food and drink, the following culinary tours are not to be missed!
The last time I was in Esfahan was May 8th 1997. And now I am back again, exactly 21 years later. Has it changed?... 'Half the world', was how one French traveller described the city when passing through in the 16th century, and for good reason.
Among the well-informed travelling community, the people of Iran have a reputation as one of the most friendly, hospitable and cultured peoples of the world. And within less than a day in this fascinating country, I had already had first hand experience of these famed characteristics.
In this book William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad trace the story of the world's most famous diamond, the Koh-i-Noor, taking in tales of empires, murder, greed and colonialism, whilst dispelling some commonly held myths along the way. We caught up with author William Dalrymple and asked him more about the book.
There are few sights on earth that demonstrate the raw power of nature quite like a waterfall – it’s no surprise that legends sprang up around the falls, the ones below include gods, lovers and murder. Thousands of tonnes of water flowing at breakneck speed over cliff edges, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.