• One of Kerala’s most popular delights is to navigate its charming, narrow back water …

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  • Houseboats are to Kerala what gondolas are to Venice. Choosing which houseboat to travel on …

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  • Fresh paw-prints in the mud, the size of my own footprints, and deep claw marks …

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  • Neelakurinji flowers bloom but once every 12 years in the high hills above Munnar in Kerala. 2018 …

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  • The epic adventure that is the Trans Gabon Railway crosses the equator, travels through dense …

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  • When Hollywood producers of the most recent Tarzan blockbuster wanted to film in an achingly …

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  • Loango National Park, Gabon

    Loango National Park, Gabon

    Equatorial jungle, Lowland gorillas, forest elephants, white sandy beaches and 'surfing' hippos. Gabon's Loango NP is my definition of luxury travel. View Post
    Ganvie Stilt Village, Benin

    Ganvie Stilt Village, Benin

    Built to escape the marauding Fon warriors of the 16th century, today the stilt village of Ganvie, in the middle of Lake Nokoue, still … View Post
    Dahomey Palaces, Benin

    Dahomey Palaces, Benin

    A deadly female guard of "Amazons" once protected the Dahomey King's Palaces. Visiting today is all a lot easier... View Post
    In Search of Followers:  Voodoo Festival, Allada

    In Search of Followers: Voodoo Festival, Allada

    The Allada Voodoo Festival in Benin is a colourful and orchestrated affair... View Post
    Voodoo Festival, Benin

    Voodoo Festival, Benin

    The annual Voodoo Festival held across Benin on 10th January is a spectacle of religion, mysticism and animal sacrifice. View Post
    Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China

    Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China

    Ribbons of reds, oranges and yellows slice through the rock, to create a rainbow vista contained only by the contours of the jagged mountain … View Post
    Crescent Lake, Dunhuang, China

    Crescent Lake, Dunhuang, China

    For the thirsty Silk Road traveller it must have been an extraordinary sight. Small, sparkling like diamonds but more valuable than any gem stone … View Post
    Turpan, on the Silk Road, China

    Turpan, on the Silk Road, China

    Stark and arid, there are few water courses to sustain life. Following the Silk Road east from Ürümqi, I was still skirting the … View Post
    Kashgar Sunday Market, China

    Kashgar Sunday Market, China

    “Even before there was money, there was a Sunday bazaar in Kashgar.” View Post
    Dharamsala, India

    Dharamsala, India

    Dharamsala possesses a raw mountainous and cultural beauty that has touched generations of my family. in 1943 my grandfather wrote... View Post