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Afghanistan, The First and Last Country

Afghanistan has long been described as 'the graveyard of empires'. It goes without saying that the FCO advise against all travel to the...
Afghanistan has long been described as 'the graveyard of empires'. It goes without saying that the FCO advise against all travel to the area.
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Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan – A Once in a Lifetime Experience

I’m Over the Moon (I never thought I would actually utilise this overdone idiom, but in this case it’s almost true), as I’ve been...
I’m Over the Moon (I never thought I would actually utilise this overdone idiom, but in this case it’s almost true), as I’ve been asked to tour Nagorno Karabakh this week.
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Me and Toilets

What’s this bit doing here? A bog standard report? I’m simply fascinated by toilets – a crucial aspect of every journey.
What’s this bit doing here? A bog standard report? I’m simply fascinated by toilets – a crucial aspect of every journey.
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What, in Africa, are The Big Five, the Little Five and the Ugly Five?

I’ve heard of (and seen) the Big Five of course, but guide Vic also maintains that there’s a Little Five and an Ugly Five.
I’ve heard of (and seen) the Big Five of course, but guide Vic also maintains that there’s a Little Five and an Ugly Five.
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What is Voodoo and Where to See It? - West African Journey Part 23

Modern day Togo and Benin are the joint homes of the Voodoo religion. Voodoo is practised by about a fifth of the population
Modern day Togo and Benin are the joint homes of the Voodoo religion. Voodoo is practised by about a fifth of the population
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The Best Beach in the World?

Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
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Zambia - The Best Place in Africa to See Leopard? - South Central Africa 4

Game parks in Zambia are reported to give the best chance of spotting leopard in Africa. So, I'm flying in to check this out.
Game parks in Zambia are reported to give the best chance of spotting leopard in Africa. So, I'm flying in to check this out.
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Visit Nauru - A Cure for the Very Curious - South Pacific 6

Alexander Downer (Australian foreign minister) is said to have rated Nauru the most unpleasant country he had ever visited.
Alexander Downer (Australian foreign minister) is said to have rated Nauru the most unpleasant country he had ever visited.
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Iran - In a Nutshell - Is Persia Worth It?

I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to this trip or not. Obtaining a visa for Iran is a tortuous process that first involved...
I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to this trip or not. Obtaining a visa for Iran is a tortuous process that first involved filling in a complex form, and getting my photo taken in a headscarf. I then had to gamble on whether the consul would be open on the days it said it would be and try to second guess which days would be the most popular.
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