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Nowa Huta - A Product of Socialist Realism

This unique district is much grittier than the Old Town but is a fascinating reminder of recent Polish history.

Nowa Huta - A Product of Socialist Realism

The idea to locate Nowa Huta in an area of fertile land was purely an ideological one.

Nowa Huta is the easternmost district of Krakow but is radically different from the glamour and prestige that is abundant in the Old Town. Despite the fact that this area has evidence of being inhabited since the Neolithic Age (10,200 BC – 2000BC), it is... more »

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Late Nights in Skopje

Late Nights in Skopje

With close to an estimated million people moving through Skopje daily, including travellers and students, the capital of Macedonia is one of the busiest, noisiest and most exciting places in the country to visit. Though during the days ...more »

Love Banus

Love Banus

Puerto Banus or "Banus" as it´s more often called by local expats is somewhere that once your holiday comes to an end will always leave you wanting to return again for more.  There are two very obvious sides to the town; the refined, ...more »

Bali to Sumbawa

Bali to Sumbawa

The rugged island of Sumbawa in West Nusa Tengarra is a remote yet beautiful place. Located to the east of Lombok, Sumbawa is just waiting to be discovered. It may take longer to reach but once you get to Sumbawa you’ll be rewarded with ...more »

Millionth Australian Tourist on The Way

Millionth Australian Tourist on The Way

Sometime before the end of 2014, one happy Australian will be informed that they are Tourist No. 1 million from Australia to Indonesia this year. Indonesian immigration figures show that 704,572 Australians have visited the islands up ...more »

Why Travel?

Why Travel?

Some people that haven’t experienced travel, or even some that have experienced travel that wasn’t the most fulfilling may want to ask: what’s the point (link that and put in Vietnam and HCMC write ups- to be able to persuade about ...more »

Out of Bali

Out of Bali

So you have looked ahead at the British and European weather forecasts for December 2014 to January 2015 and you are not impressed. You are just not needing another White Christmas, or rather a wet Christmas. Why not try a warm Christmas ...more »

Stay Healthy in Vietnam

Stay Healthy in Vietnam

(Put link to UI health and safety and also healthy places articles) Getting sick while traveling isn't very glamorous to talk about, but it is very important to consider how to stay in optimal health in your destination. The best of us ...more »

Mayan Culture

Mayan Culture

The Mayan civilization in the Yucatán Peninsula developed tons of knowledge in architecture. They used this knowledge to build complex pyramid buildings and palaces that still stand today. Using stone tools they shaped stone blocks to fit ...more »

Eco-tourism

Eco-tourism

Ecotourism is all about the conservation of the environment and creating a positive experience for visitors and hosts. Many benefits come from it, like raising cultural awareness and respect, financial benefits for conservation and ...more »

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Adventure Articles

If a holiday isn't a holiday unless you've scared yourself senseless hanging from a rope, clinging from a rock face or diving from a plane then this bunch of travel articles should help provide adequate food for thought. Bungee Jumping, Sky Diving, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Paragliding and Hot Air Ballooning are just some of the things our intrepid scribes have road tested for you, all in the name of research you understand.

Read first-hand accounts of how it feels to be hurling to the ground, learn how to steer a hot air balloon (tip: you can't) and find out how you too can scour a rock face. Practical advice, tips and even videos are available to inspire and inform, and photos complete the line-up of our action packed insights.

So, go forth and select your next nail biting challenge, because as this selection of adventures prove; there's so much more to a memorable holiday than simply laying on a beach...

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