Category: Beyond Africa

Travel to Turkey: The land where Europe meets Asia

Travel to Turkey Turkey is a land of great contrasts, a country where you can ski in the morning and sunbathe in the afternoon, explore ancient ruins and shop for modern fashions. enjoy the nightlife of a big city or relax in a small village. Turkey is a land of ancient history and culture. It […]

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The Ideal 5-Day Itinerary when traveling to Lucknow

5-Day Itinerary when traveling to Lucknow Known as the City of Nawabs, Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, India’s fourth largest state, and a popular tourist destination which has much to offer in terms of heritage, culture and food. Lucknow was ruled by several different dynasties till it finally came under the rule of […]

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11 best things to do Qatar

The best things to do in Qatar Qatar is a small, but fascinating, country located in the Middle East, close to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Often overshadowed by its neighbours, it is a hidden gem that has a lot to offer visitors. Qatar is one of the richest countries in the world […]

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9 best things to do in the UAE

The best things to do in the UAE The UAE’s reputation is largely attributed to the fame of its most popular emirates including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But, did you know that this country in the Middle East is more than that? Each of its seven emirates is spectacular and special in its own way. […]

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New Turkey visa requirements for South Africans

Turkey visa requirements for South Africans In recent years, Turkey has been one of the most popular destinations for South Africans, with good reason. Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the country boasts a rich culture and history that is evident in its architecture, cuisine, and arts. Turkey also offers a diverse range […]

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The Hop-on Hop-off Madinah Bus Review

Sightseeing with the Hop-on Hop-off Madinah Bus Madinah is known as the ‘radiant city’ and the ’enlightened city’. It is the City of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This serene city is steeped in Islamic history, and one cannot help but feel that one is walking in the footsteps of the Prophet (PBUH) while exploring the […]

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10 Best Things To Do In Ras Al Khaimah

The Best Things To Do In Ras Al Khaimah About Ras Al Khaimah Located on the Persian Gulf coast, Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost emirate of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Although it is not yet as well-known as fellow Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it is becoming increasingly […]

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Riding the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World

The world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World A few years ago, an acquaintance and I were talking about our travels. She had been telling me about her visit to Ferrari World. I mentioned that I hadn’t been there. Knowing that I had travelled a fair amount, she exclaimed, rather shocked, “You haven’t been to […]

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7 Unique Things to do in Penang , Malaysia

Things to do in Penang , Malaysia Penang is one of Malaysia’s most visited tourist destinations and my favourite city in Malaysia too. Also known as "The Pearl of Orient" and "The Silicon Valley of the East" for its massive electrical and electronics industry, it has a lot to offer visitors – history, culture, exotic […]

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10 Things To Do In Bangkok - With Kids

10 Things To Do In Bangkok With Kids (or without) Bangkok is a vibrant, bustling, multi-faceted city, and a vast, sprawling metropolis, home to modern steel skyscrapers standing alongside traditional tiled temples. It is a city of colourful tuk-tuks, golden spires and delicious street food. It has an infectious energy that draws one in and […]

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A magical evening on an Abu Dhabi desert safari

Abu Dhabi desert safari review When in the United Arab Emirates, a desert safari is something that must be experienced. We did it when we visited Dubai for the first time in 2006 and it was a blast. On this trip, we wanted our children to experience it too. As we were based mainly in […]

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Best things to do in Phuket with kids

I did a lot of research before I went to Phuket – as I always do before I travel – and it seemed as though people who’d been to Phuket were divided into two camps. Those who loved it and those - who didn’t. I wondered whether I had made the right decision by choosing […]

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Family time at Sunwing Resort Kamala Beach

Sunwing Resort Kamala Beach Review Phuket is world famous for its beautiful beaches and tropical beach resorts but when travelling there for the first time, choosing the perfect area to stay in can be a bit of a dilemma. Travelling with kids makes the correct decision even more imperative. After a lengthy research process, I […]

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7 Things to Do in Phoenix , Arizona

7 Things to do in Phoenix , Arizona Phoenix is the capital of Arizona and the sixth largest city in North America. The city is known for its dry, sunny weather, desert landscape, and rich history and attracts visitors year round and makes it a great destination for any trip. It is named after the […]

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5 Budget-friendly US vacations

Budget-friendly US vacations you should visit Traveling the world can be a great adventure that doesn't have to break the bank. There are plenty of budget-friendly vacation destinations in the United States alone. Whether you're looking for a place to enjoy the outdoors or a city filled with historical landmarks, you'll be able to find […]

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