Category: Beyond Africa

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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10 Best things to do in Phuket with kids

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 […]

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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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