Festivals In The Philippines

8 Oct 2015

There are 7,107 islands in The Philippines and at least as many fiestas. Depending on your schedule, you can celebrate local produce, such as coconut (January in San Pablo, Laguna), banana (March in Baco, Mindoro), pineapple (June in Camarines Norte) and milkfish (May in Dagupan, Pangasinan). You ca ...

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Treasures Of The Cambodian Jungle

7 Oct 2015

Just how does a modern traveller find an ancient lost city? In the soupy heat of the north-west Cambodian jungle, I chose Lin to lead the way. He was one of several boys on scooters waiting by the edge of a dirt track, surrounded by banana trees and chirping cicadas. Wearing flip-flops and a blue T- ...

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Top 10 Bungee Jumps In The World

6 Oct 2015

“I still recall my first jump,” reminisces New Zealander AJ Hackett, the man who launched commercial bungee jumping 25 years ago today. “I had the most amazing sensation.” At the time Hackett was running a struggling ski shop, but inspired by British daredevils The Oxford Uni ...

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On The Prowl In Patagonia

5 Oct 2015

Fast as lightning, a black silhouette shot across the shoreline of Lake Sarmiento. It was too large to be a grey fox and too small to be a guanaco, the curious llama-like creature that roams these lands. “Did you see that?”, my guide, Felipe, pointed. “Puma?” I replied. ̶ ...

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