Wildebeest, Masai Mara

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Sushi for breakfast

Rising at 5:30am on the last day of a fortnight’s tour of Japan wasn’t easy. But it had to be done, as today was our last chance to visit Tokyo’s Tsukiji market. Tsukiji sells a vast variety of foodstuffs, but is principally famous for fish; this is what draws the crowds in by the thousands. Bleary-eyed, my two friends and I took the Hibiya line on the underground to Tsukiji. On arrival at the station, the sun was already shining brightly and the streets bustling. No need to check the map: everyone was heading one way.

Our local leader in Nepal

Namaste!

Pasang Sherpa, our local leader in Nepal, tells us how he became a leader for Exodus...

Well the first time I went on a trek with Exodus clients was over sixteen years ago. My Dad joined Exodus in 1988 for a British army expedition team climbing a mountain called Gejungkhang. I am very glad to be his son as he is the one who brought me into this field. I was seven when I first trekked with my Dad with an Exodus group - I used to join my Dad on treks during the school holidays.

Saddles, Saffron & Singhas

The Vietnamese plant the rice…
The Cambodians watch it grow…
The Laotians listen to it growing.’

So went a saying (allegedly) among the colonials when these countries were French Indochina.

Independence, a dreadful war and a cautious opening up for travel followed the departure of the French, but Laos is still the sleepy backwater of Southeast Asia.

Easy to reach, Difficult to leave: Laos

It can happen on any Exodus trip: you reach a place that gets under your skin and you just don’t feel like leaving. For me one such is Luang Prabang in the north of Laos. This sleepy little town on the banks of the Mekong was once the capital of Laos, then in the French colonial period it was a sought-after posting which was as far from Paris as possible. At independence Vientiane became the capital, and Luang Prabang slipped into quiet neglect.

The Perfect Cup of Tea: Travel Bucket List for Tea Drinkers

Tea is the second most popular liquid refreshment on Earth – second only to water. If you consider tea a quintessentially English obsession, think again. A worldwide passion for the beverage has given us a multitude of flavours and countless customs that reflect those who brew. Why not pop the kettle on as we share the finest tea moments from a globetrotter’s perspective…

Invasion of the red Crabs!

Pedalling furiously just to retain my position towards the rear of the group, the sun cream (Ambre Solaire SPF30) was infusing with the copious beads of sweat streaming from my forehead and running into my already stinging eyes. The scorching Caribbean rays were beating down relentlessly. I was seriously beginning to question my sanity.

I am no fitness fanatic. Rather, I am a sleep-deprived shadow of my former self with two-year old twins who constantly demand attention and are frequently nocturnal. I am pushing 40. I should not be punishing myself like this.

Culinary Odyssey (Part 2): Lamb tagine with prunes and almonds, Morocco

Join Exodus’ Dan Jackson for a worldwide culinary odyssey. This time it's off to Morocco.

I feel I short changed you all a bit by getting the ball rolling with a mere salad (albeit a lovely Ceviche – I trust it proved a big hit) but I wanted to break you all in gently – this time we're going in for a no holds barred double bill of delights featuring recipes that are both simple and sociable, but full of flavours we don’t always utilise at home.

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