Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, to seek refuge in Bangladesh in recent weeks. There are now more than half a million people, mostly women and children, in urgent need of food, shelter, medical care and water. Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries on earth, and after the worst rains in 20 years, is struggling to cope with this influx of refugees. The country has kept its borders open, offering safety and shelter to fleeing families, with amazing generosity being shown by local villages and communities. However the refugees are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance for basic needs such as food and water.
The tiny village of Abyaneh however has held out for over a thousand years at this point, making it one of the oldest cities to be found in Iran. Locations that have been around as long as that end up collecting more than a few fascinating historical connections and Abyaneh is no exception to that.
Ethiopian Cultural Food is characterized by the ritual of breaking "injera" and sharing food from a common plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship. The traditional way of eating is with fingers. "Injera" is placed on the plate with variety of dishes decoratively arranged around it.
Max Wood has just returned from Pakistan where he was leading our 'Karakoram Adventure: Kashgar to Kashmir' Tour. Read about his adventures in some of the world's most stunning scenery.
On his recent recce trip to Chile, our Latin America consultant, James, had two new 'bests' - his best ever view and best overall travel experience. Find out more about a country with a burgeoning reputation in the world of travel.
Our Head of Group Tour Operations, Jane, has just returned from Papua New Guinea to put the finishing touches to our upcoming 2018 trip. Here she describes the amazing spectacle of the Baining people's fire dance ceremony.
Lahore is Pakistan's second most populous city, as well as being its cultural and culinary centre. Home to magnificent examples of Mughal architecture and bustling markets, it's one of Asia's most fascinating cities.
WF Marketing Manager Michael recently returned from Bosnia on our Into the Balkans tour. As well as the fascinating history, Michael was left impressed by the stunning scenery of Bosnia...
Despite being easy to miss on a map Georgia is home to one of the most visually impressive and culturally rich destinations in Europe- the labyrinthian Vardzia Cave Monastery, an entire city carved within the very side of the Erusheti mountain in Georgia.