The individual elements of travel are relatively easy – fly, navigate to your accommodation, check in, try local cuisine and visit attractions both on and off the beaten track. However, there are those nuggets of gold which bring travel in…

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Foot binding – also referred to as “Lotus feet” is the practice of applying painfully tight wrapping or ‘binding’ to the feet of very young girls to cease further growth. What is Foot binding? The feet have also been called…

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When looking at a map and following the creases of expanding and ever-changing borders; running your fingertips down cascading valleys and scaling vertical mountain range inclines to finally rest your finger on China; you see it is truly massive. Stretching…

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A felucca is an open-air boat, fashioned with a sail and Nubian river captain at the helm, who chartered our course for the three day trip. We swam, played games and swapped travel stories to pass the time. After mooring…

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I realise how plausible this sounds in reality however, when I travelled through Laos roughly 15 years ago I inadvertently stumbled upon Songkran Festival in Laos. I literally was without a clue it was occurring. Mind you, this is going…

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