To the beautiful people of Tibet – A happy and peaceful 2140

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This week marked the arrival of the year 2140 for the people of Tibet. But Losar this year, as for the past 5 years, is celebrated sadly, quietly in private homes, with major… Continue reading

Yurt fever! Tourism for the ecologically discerning

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It is true that not everyone might be keen to pack and unpack a circular, felt-lined home every now and then and carry it around until a better location presents itself.  If you… Continue reading

The Dodo did not survive but beautiful Mauritius lives on

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Imagine this – 9th of February 1507 (exactly 506 years ago today), a Portuguese naval expedition captained by Tristão da Cunha heading towards the Bay of Bengal, in running into turbulent weather is forced to… Continue reading

The highlands I once knew are fast vanishing – Cameron highlands, Malaysia

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I visited Cameron Highlands several times during my 6 year stay in Malaysia. When you live in congested, smothering Kuala Lumpur escaping to the cooler climate of the highlands helps you regain your… Continue reading

The price of fun and games in Ibiza

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If we were to play a game of associations and I gave you the word ¨Ibiza¨ it´d probably immediately lead you to thinking about words like ¨party¨ and ¨chill out¨. I´d be the… Continue reading

Size does not matter in New Zealand

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No, size did not seem to matter to the lovely New Zealanders we came across in our last visit to this majestic country. Don´t get me wrong, I´m all for getting rid of… Continue reading

Are you a sympathetic tourist?

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Travel is central to most people´s lives these days. We work for 11 months of the year, we save some monies and we go on a holiday to far and exotic places. Some… Continue reading

Snapshot of Shibuya, Tokyo

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A winter day in Shibuya,  one of Tokyo’s most colourful and iconic districts, from Dani Choo’s camera. Shibuya in Winter, a great place to get lost, any time of the year.

Mid-week No-mad quote

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“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” ― Michael Palin

Catalan Pyrenees – Top rural most searched agritourism destination in 2012

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Ecotourism, agritourism, alternative tourism, rural tourism – we all mean well and want to do the best for our environment, but when all these buzzwords are thrown at us is confusing at best… Continue reading