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Why do Mexicans get so heated about their food?

Mexico has to be one of my favourite destinations in Latin America. Not just for its coast, although of course it boasts some sublime scenery, but mostly for its passionate embrace of all things that offer enjoyment of life: art, music, celebrated culture, history & tradition, colour, wildlife and, of course, food.
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Where is the Best Culinary Experience in the Himalayas?

At the turn of the 21st Century Nepal was considered a barren land in terms of cuisine. Bland curries were the staple of most hotels. But, sixteen years on, there has been an absolute sea change both in Kathmandu itself and further afield in villages such as Dhulikhel.
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6 Primates you should see on safari in Africa

From the Agile mangabey to the Zanzibar colobus, there are more than 116 primate species in Africa and that is not even considering the 70 plus lemur species in Madagascar. Our closest relatives are simply amazing and spending quality time observing them whilst on safari, enhances any visit to Africa.
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How to see the Blue-Footed Booby on your wildlife holiday

Whenever a person plans a wildlife-oriented holiday, there may well be certain creatures that they are desperate to see. When it comes to Central and South America, the blue-footed booby might well be one of the “must-see” species.
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Ethiopia’s top 9 amazing places to visit on holiday

Ethiopia, with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa, is a country of many contrasts. There are a wide range of altitudes and many distinct areas, from the highest point in the Simiens to the lowest in the Danakil Depression, lying below sea level.
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Sri Lanka’s 5 best national parks

When it comes to national parks, you're hard-pushed to find any that rival those of Sri Lanka in terms of awe-inspiring beauty and fascinating wildlife, particularly as Sri Lanka's relatively undeveloped state means their boundaries range far and wide across the island.
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7 reasons why Elephant Watch Camp in Samburu, Kenya is so successful

If World Elephant Day has piqued your interest about these wonderful creatures, right now is the time to visit Kenya for some fabulous elephant viewing. Going to Samburu to stay at Elephant Watch Camp would be right up there on my list of fantastic places to visit.
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Bhutan’s top 3 off the beaten track treasures

I recently had an opportunity to explore the fascinating kingdom of Bhutan, often called the Land of Happiness. The amazing monasteries, the beautiful villages and their ever so cheerful people as well as the magnificent mountainous scenery - Bhutan is heavenly!
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4 enchanting secret desert gems in Southern Africa

Lucia Van Der Post, the well-known writer for the Financial Times’ How To Spend It magazine, recently travelled to Botswana and Namibia for a life-changing desert experience, meeting the precious cultures of the San people that have lived here for tens of thousands of years.
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Argentina’s Top 5 jaw-dropping natural wonders

From the arid northwest of Argentina down to the tip of Tierra del Fuego, the country encompasses a huge area that equates to nearly half the length of South America. This means there is immense diversity when it comes to landscape and there is no shortage of places to visit and things to see.
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Why you should visit Nepal on your next holiday

Nepal is a treasure. Diverse, breathtakingly beautiful, utterly friendly, spiritually profound and an excellent destination for fabulous activities including, of course, stunning trekking potential, Nepal has it all.
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How to choose the best safari accommodation for families

There are many different elements that make up the perfect family safari, but one of the foremost in terms of children’s interest overall is likely to be where one stays. Not only will carefully choosing the right location and style of property or camp ensure that everyone gets a good night's sleep, it can (and will) also fire the imagination of everyone participating.
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A luxury beach holiday in Mozambique

I recently visited a truly stunning corner of the globe, the Bazaruto region of Mozambique, consisting of the town of Vilanculos and its glittering archipelago of un-spoilt islands. Here you can have the most relaxing and unique island holiday.
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The best family holiday in the Himalayas & Northern India

When I take my family on an annual vacation, we try to mix luxury and style but we also love to engage with the destination. Kumaon is brilliant for families as one can walk from village to village, observing the peaceful, rural culture without another tourist in sight.
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Where are the best trekking and walking holidays in Nepal?

This land of contrasts beckons to those who are willing to travel, as the majority of Nepalis do, on foot. This is the most fabulous way of getting to understand the complex and fascinating local culture of Nepal and having the chance to interact with some of the 103 different tribes in a genuine manner!
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Top 10 Epic and Unforgettable Holidays

I don’t know about you, but I have got to that stage in life where I am simply not prepared to undertake any form of travel whatsoever unless it falls under the epic and unforgettable journeys title. After all – if it’s not going to be truly sensational, memorable and mind blowing – why travel at all?
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More secrets revealed about my Gorilla trekking safari in The Congo

Odzala forest in the Congo is the home to the endangered western lowland gorilla, but there is so much more to see here too. Today I am on an adventure exploring the wilderness of the forest of Odzala National Park.
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The secret about my gorilla trekking safari in the Congo

Trekking in the Republic of the Congo to see the western lowland gorilla is a different and more adventurous experience than that on offer with the mountain gorillas in Eastern Africa. This is one of the richest eco systems in the world and the experience here is real life, untamed, wild and completely natural. I recently explored the Odzala forest on a trekking safari.
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A Life changing Gorilla encounter in Bwindi, Uganda

What exactly is it that defines a life changing journey? I suppose it is as much about the individual, as it is about the experience being had. I have a feeling that being gently nudged out of the way by a 200 kilogram Silverback as it brushes past you to pacify a squabble between its infant family members, is going to bring you closer to that definition than ever before.
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The Spectacular Upper Mustang on foot or by helicopter

Don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to witness the entire Annapurna Himalayan range on a luxury holiday to the Upper Mustang and Everest in Nepal. Now you can trek on foot or fly by helicopter – the ultimate way to travel!
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Explore Liuwa Plains Zambia and Nosy Ankao Island in Madagascar

The ultimate, get away from it all, chic, luxury safari, perfect for somebody searching for a pristine, untouched Africa with five star luxury accommodation. Start your safari adventure exploring a completely new luxury property in the magnificent Liuwa Plains National Park.
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Explore the highest reaches of the Andes on an epic journey through South America

Explore the highest reaches of the Andes on an extraordinary, off-the-beaten-track journey from Peru through Bolivia and into Chile.
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Shackleton Centenary Voyages – The Epic Journey of a Lifetime

This coming Antarctic season (2016-2017) offers you the chance to immerse yourself not only in the incomparable beauty of Antarctica’s wildlife and spectacular landscapes but in the remarkable story of one of the most gruelling journeys and ultimately daring rescues in polar history.
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How to take great Safari and Wildlife pictures like a Professional Photographer?

The Explorations Company have recently updated their ‘Meet and Discover Events’ calendar and are proudly inviting clients old and new to a specially designed Master-Class series for Safari and Wildlife Photography lovers.
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How can my luxury holiday to Africa remain sustainable & responsible?

How can you help Africa’s endangered wildlife and environment and support local cultures and communities whilst still enjoying the splendour of this magnificent continent? By ensuring that your luxury safari holiday is taken sustainably and supports important projects.
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Unforgettable family tiger safaris to Central India

Safari holidays can be fantastic experiences for the whole family, especially if you plan them well and stay at wonderful lodges. I recently had a superb safari experience at one of India’s premier tiger reserves – Kanha National Park - which is often called the Ngorongoro of India.
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Wonderful cultural experiences whilst on safari in Tanzania and Kenya

The main reason the vast majority of first-time visitors to East Africa make the crucial decision to go on a safari is to see the wildlife. But it isn’t until one gets to Africa that a truism kicks in: it’s the people you meet that make your stay even more special and memorable.
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Spotting tiger, elephant and rhino at Kaziranga

Kaziranga National Park is one of the least-spoilt parks in India and one of the last homes of several endangered species, including the one-horned rhino and the elusive tiger. It is a habitat that teems with wildlife and is indeed one of India’s best kept secrets!
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Superb, Eclectic, Tanzania Riding Safaris – Something Entirely Different

I absolutely recommend horseback riding safaris in Tanzania, which fall firmly into my top riding experiences in Africa - an ultimate experience for enquiring minds wanting to experience the real Africa on horseback.
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Witness The Great Wildebeest Migration from the comfort of a private tented camp

The Great Migration is regarded as one of the natural wonders of the world and is familiar to people across the planet - even if they've never set foot in Africa before.
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