I have always been intrigued by books set in India, particularly around the time of the Raj, and I could certainly identify with the Britishers that fled the oppressive heat of the south and headed for cooler climes in the foothills of the Himalayas.
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In the two months I had given myself to explore India I thought I would follow in the footsteps of Monisha Rajesh, a young British journalist of Indian descent who had written a highly entertaining book: Around India in 80 Trains.
My bucket list was empty when I boarded the Emirates aircraft on my 59th birthday, heading to New Delhi to begin an eight month solo trip to the East.
In Bali, there are no sidewalks. There is no walking. Only riding. Crazy riding. So what to do? Surrender all. Andy Ellis hires a scooter and finds himself embraced in a world where the Vespa is king.
There’s a brand new ‘super ship’ cruising the south of France these days. Justin Fox stepped aboard for a week of touring and regal pampering.
Thanks to the modern day ‘Rail Europe tourist pass’, pocketing an ‘open’ ticket has never been easier. It’s not the first time I’ve done it – and it won’t be the last, but in Germany in particular, the über-efficient Deutshe Bahn service is a very cool way of getting about.
There are few remaining great train rides in the world. Yet somehow I’d bamboozled my way onto one of them: a four-day journey through Switzerland on a trifecta of Alpine express lines.
With spectacularly beautiful beaches, volcanoes and forests teeming with wildlife and birds, and adventure activities galore, Costa Rica has something to please everyone. Here are 10 reasons why you should put the Central American country on your travel wishlist.
Graham Howe travels back in time to follow the Royal Route in Warsaw, a thousand-year-old city alive with the sounds of native son Chopin.
Draw open your curtains in the Sultanahmet quarter and step onto the wrought-iron balcony. Beyond the cobbled street and tapestry of tiled roofs, lies the Bosphorus. The legendary strait is crammed with ships, waiting to pierce the narrow gap into the Black Sea. A muezzin calls from a nearby minaret and the sound is taken… Read more »