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"If you’re willing to give all five of your senses a good workout you’ll be well rewarded with an unforgettable experience"
In June 1631 Mumtaz Mahal died during childbirth, inspiring her grieving husband, Shah Jahan, to build her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal
"...particularly impressed by the ancient sites, which match almost any Greek and Roman sites in the Ancient World."
On 25 May 1982 the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express made its first London-Venice run
"For those who seek an entirely alien culture, life on the edge and nature in the raw (undertaken in some comfort, I hasten to add), then Mongolia comes with the highest recommendation."
South Africa celebrates the 20th anniversary of Freedom Day
"The glacier areas that cover 11% of the island, lagoons, black deserts and volcanoes scattered to the east and north are recognised as a photographer’s paradise."
Unspoilt scenery, renowned game reserves and ever-changing landscapes
"...it is undeniably unique in this day and age. For many it will by choice understandably remain a mystery but for the curious traveller it offers many aspects that we look for when we decide where next to travel."
Embark on a far eastern adventure along the Irrawaddy or Mekong river