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Levison Wood at the age of 22 embarked on an overland trip from England to India along the Old Silk Road in an attempt to follow in the footsteps of on of his heroes, Arthur Connolly. Eastern Horizons captures his trip from beginning to end, highlighting not only the route he took but the people he met along the way.

Levison Wood Explores The Old Silk Road with Eastern Horizons

When most people consider taking a gap year to travel chances are South East Asia or South America will be high up on their bucket list. For others perhaps a European road trip might spring to mind.  However, how many young adults would consider hitch-hiking the Silk Road with less…

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Review: The Thing Is by Andrew Carter

It is not very often that I distinguish a book as being ideal for a particular gender, but The Thing Is by Andrew Carter is definitely, in my opinion, written with a male perspective in mind.  That’s not to say that it was not an enjoyable read but, as a female,…

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Chiang Rai: What To Do With 48 Hours in This Northern City

Chiang Rai has become exceedingly popular in recent years for one reason in particular. If you were to do a search on the internet right now, looking up ‘most visited temples I guarantee that Wat Rong Khun (also known as the White Temple) will appear within the top five, rating…

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The Quirkiest Hostels in Thailand

Hostels are not normally something we would opt to stay in.  In fact, they are something that I tend to steer completely clear of but whilst researching our trip to Thailand I stumbled on a couple of properties that actually appealed. I will even go as far as saying that…

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The 10 Best Destinations to visit in 2017

We recently unveiled our shortlist of top European Countries to visit this year. But if you’re looking a little further afield, then here are ten great global travel destinations. Ten of the Best Destinations to Visit in 2017 #1 Bali   Every year the travel website TripAdvisor ranks the most…

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Elephant Hills – Superior Luxury Glamping in the Jungle

Elephant tourism in Thailand is hugely popular with thousands of people travelling to South East Asia each year wanting to spend time with these loveable animals.  However, not all attractions are equal.  Some still allow elephant riding, others make these beautiful creatures perform to the gawping tourists in the hope…

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Steve Moore: “Inspiration is Everywhere”

Steve Moore has spent years travelling the world living life and learning about things as he goes.  Not only has he created a fantastic blog about his experiences he has also recently realised his dream by publishing his first novel. Tell us a bit about yourself.  My name’s Steve, and I’m…

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Philip Chatting

Our Author of the Week is Hong Kong resident, Philip Chatting, who published his debut novel Harbour Views in May this year.  Tell us a bit about yourself Ever since leaving home 45 years ago I’ve been fascinated by the distinctions of people and cultures. I’ve lived and worked in…

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