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Reading Japan: Top 6 books

Japan is rich in culture and teeming with intricate and fascinating traditions, which make for excellent reading. We have picked out our six favourite books about the country to prepare you for your trip. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by Arthur Golden A compelling tale exploring life as a geisha in mid-20th century Japan, Memoirs of more »

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Bhutan Festival

Beautiful Bhutan

There is nothing quite like the peaceful and colourful country that is Bhutan.  Here, our Asia Specialist Cherylle tells us why this magical Himalayan kingdom blew her away. Bhutan is a place of gorgeous open valleys which are home to the black neck crane and many other wonderful bird life…the beauty of this country is more »

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Take to the water

From expedition cruising in Antarctica to drifting down Asia’s many waterways, or staying on a houseboat on the Zambezi, getting out on the water really does give you a totally unique perspective on a new destination. Here are a few of our favourite boats around the world… M/V Sea Spirit, Antarctica Experience the hauntingly beautiful more »

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Wildlife encounters

Top wildlife encounters

There’s nothing we love more than watching wild animals going about their lives, unfazed by our temporary passing in their world. From the sounds of their calls to their quirky mannerisms and even at times their unique scent, tracking down wildlife requires you to have all your senses engaged. To celebrate World Wildlife Day, we’ve more »

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Kumano Kodo

Hiking Japan’s Kumano Kodo Trail

Our Asia Specialist Pete tells us about one of the highlights of his recent trip to Japan. Having already ticked off the country’s main highlights on a previous visit, he was eager to escape the usual tourist spots and venture to a lesser-visited part of the country. Returning to Japan for the second time, I more »

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Emperor penguins

Dynasties: where to see the stars of the show

Our Sunday evenings simply won’t be the same now Dynasties is over. From the political struggles of an alpha chimp to the harsh winter conditions faced by emperor penguins, the last five weeks have been an emotional roller coaster that has had us glued to our screens. We’ve laughed, cried, cooed and enjoyed the ultimate sense more »

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