“Maintain a minimum distance of at least seven metres,” we were told by guides at least three times during the pre-trek briefing. It’s taken less than five minutes in the presence of the gorillas and, already, that golden rule is broken.
From 16 to 19 May 2013 the Thracian Cliffs Golf and Beach Resort hosted the Volvo World Match Play Championship, the biggest golf tournament yet to have been played in Bulgaria.
Hamid Selmi is a man of few words. The Bedouin guide beckons me to follow him and walks through fine golden sand and onto the bedrock that marks the beginning of a trek along Egypt’s Coloured Canyon.
Over the past few years increased value has been placed on environmentally sound projects with a strong community base. If Oman’s Aflaj irrigation system was built from scratch today it might well be regarded as a shining example of how a civil engineering project can be implemented according to contemporary and sustainable environmental principles.
Nizwa is Oman’s former capital and a destination offering fascinating insights into the traditions and lifestyles of the country’s interior.
Infamously, the first major action experienced by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp was on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula. Every year, on 25 April, somber ceremonies are held there to mark the campaign and the casualties of World War One.
Zygou, you might think, could well be a contender for the final entry in a dictionary of world travel destinations. However, leafing through Merriam-Webster’s Geographic Dictionary dispels that notion. The honour, ultimately, goes to the Polish town of Zywiec, a name that many people recognise due to the famous beer.
If you’ve seen films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Reader, Inglourious Basterds, or Around The World in 80 Days then you’ve already caught glimpses of Goerlitz, Germany’s most easterly city.
Think of Greek holiday islands and it’s normally the likes of Kos, Crete and Rhodes that spring to mind. Ammouliani, in Greece’s Halkidiki region, is, by comparison, far smaller and much quieter.
Matthew Stewart is a collector with a difference. Instead of setting aside a hobby room in his house, his passion takes him out into the Scottish countryside; Stewart is a Munro bagger.