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Coronavirus around the world

  • 22nd May 2020

Here we take a look at the situation in some of our locations around the world.

Zoom Into Georgia

Download our Georgia Zoom backgrounds.

Twelve Images of Albania

Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words, particularly in the case of Albania.

How was Albania involved in World War Two?

Read about what World War Two meant for Albania

Best books to read before visiting Peru

  • 24th April 2020

This week on our virtual tour of the world, we're selecting four of the best books to read before visiting Peru.

Five books that will make you fall in love with Jordan

They say a picture paints a thousand words but a thousand words can also paint one incredible picture. Here at Wild Frontiers, we love nothing more than delving into the pages of books about our favourite destinations, so whether you've been before or are planning to go, choose from this eclectic mix of reads all featuring fascinating Jordan. From personal stories to context-setting history, adventurous escapades and even a good old fashioned whodunnit, there's something for every book worm - enjoy!

Best books to read before visiting Uzbekistan

Whether you want to read up before you visit, feed your curiosity post-visit, or just want to be whisked away to the Silk Road from the comfort of your armchair, we present three great reads featuring Uzbekistan.

Six of the Best...Views of Cities

  • 5th March 2020

Nothing beats a high vantage point to get your bearings, but also to take in the scale and beauty of a city. here our experts recommend their favourite views over cities.

Meet the Locals - Hong My

The extraordinary Nguyen Hong My is one of the many special characters you can meet with Wild Frontiers in South East Asia. For Hong My went from being a student to becoming one of Vietnam’s first fighter pilots in the Vietnam War. We met up with Hong recently and he told us a little bit about his extraordinary life.

Meet the Locals - Manuel Choqque

Meet Manuel Choqque, the 'Potato Whisperer' from Peru, who after his studies, went on to create over 70 potato hybrids...

What Is Egypt Known For

  • 19th November 2019

When thinking of Egypt, your thoughts might easily walk like an Egyptian straight to the sandy entrance of a pyramid.

Best Things to do in Armenia

Located in the heart of the Caucasus, this beautiful mountainous land is yet to be touched by mainstream tourism. Whilst its neighbouring countries, Georgia and Azerbaijan grow in popularity, Amerian stayed quiet, but maybe not for long. Here we look at the best things to do in Armenia.

Music and Travel Quiz

  • 15th November 2019

Coldplay are launching their new album on November 22 in Amman, by playing the album back to back live in two concerts in the Jordanian capital, to be streamed on YouTube. The band apparently “chose Jordan for its natural beauty and historical and cultural significance”. This got us thinking about other musicians who had been inspired by some of the world’s wonderful places. We’ve put together a quiz, so step this way and test your musical and travel knowledge…

How Expensive is Colombia to Travel?

Are you curious about how expensive Colombia is to travel? We've put together a guide for you to understand the prices in Colombia so you can plan your trip.

The Palmyra Hotel, Baalbek

Baalbek’s Palmyra Hotel is a time warp with a history almost as rich as the Roman site of Baalbek itself. The hotel was originally established by a Greek businessman in 1874. He recognised the appeal of the stunning ruins, which sit just across the road, long before the site was first excavated in 1884. Since then, the Palmyra Hotel has seen two world wars and a brutal fifteen-year-long civil war.  Amazingly though, it has never closed its doors for a single day.

The Megaliths of Baalbeck

  • 11th September 2019

Just a mile to the south of Baalbeck lies a quarry from which many of the megaliths used in the building of the Roman site were carved. The size of these megaliths is mind-blowing, with one reckoned to tbe the biggest carved stone in the world. Yet the site was until recently in disrepair until the efforts of one man...

Best things to see and do in Lebanon

With the launch of our destination of Lebanon, we look at the best things to see and do in this Middle Eastern gem.

Here’s What a Guatemala Travel Itinerary Looks Like

  • 14th August 2019

If you're planning a trip to Guatemala and want to understand what a Guatemala travel itinerary looks like, we've put together an example plan for you.

Book of the Month: Wild Women

  • 23rd July 2019

July's book of the month is Wild Women, a compendium of travel tales curated by Mariella Frostrup.

What Does An Ethiopia Travel Itinerary Look Like?

Unsure what an Ethiopian trip entails? Here's what an Ethiopia travel itinerary looks like with some of the scenic highlights that you can expect to see. We are highlighting these 6 scenic areas:

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