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Kerala - God's Own Country

Kerala houseboat

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A gentle voice coaxed me from outside my cabin on board the Kerala houseboat. A faint knock accompanied the words, “good morning – tea or coffee?”

Already awake, I had been lazily gazing through my cabin window since the first blush of dawn. Watching Kerala wake up, palm trees swaying on the shore and the paddy fields rustling with farmers preparing for the harvest, was beautiful.

Bear Watching in Canada's Great Outdoors


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Vicky bears all about her recent wildlife adventure in Canada's great outdoors hotspot, British Columbia...

"CAUTION: BEAR IN AREA” proclaims the yellow and blue sign on the jetty. The boat’s engine is cut. We drift full of anticipation. I am not the only one scanning the forest ahead, half expecting a family of bears as a reception committee.

Egypt Family Holiday

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After we have seen the Mummies can we see the Daddies?” asked my son on a recent visit to the British Museum.

By the time I had finished explaining that Mummies actually had something to do with bandages and dead, rich people rather than ‘Mummy’ and ‘Daddy’ his attention had turned towards filling his rumbling tummy. 

Lapland Winter wonderland

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This is the part where I’m supposed to say how silent it all was. But it wasn’t. I could hear everything; the crunch as snow compacted under my boot, the distant burble of the icy river, even the soft whisper of snow landing on frozen pine needles.

Angored in the past, steeped in the sublime

By Sasha Reid

The monsoon is due to arrive at any moment and the Tonlé Sap is at its lowest ebb. Our boat scuffs the riverbed sending plumes of mud and silt billowing in its wake. Behind us, Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s present day capital; ahead Siem Reap, gateway to the ancient Khmer capital, Angkor. The journey is advertised as taking five hours, but today it will take twice that long, leaving me plenty of time for sunburn and daydreams.

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