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Taiwan is not a popular destination for Western tourists. None of our party of four had visited Taiwan previously, unlike Singapore our previous port of call, and we had little idea of what to see and do during our two day visit. …

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Written by Caroline Boobis (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) “But isn’t that where they make soap?” The incredulous response to my suggestion for an outing to Port Sunlight was understandable if not entirely accurate. It …

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In our initial plans, Singapore was to be a three hour stopover on our way to Taiwan after our three-day Golden Triangle tour in India. However by booking a flight directly with Tigerair (an airline which did not appear on STA …

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Just six months after we first had the idea of taking a Round the World in 40 Days journey, we have now completed Stage 1, a spectacular Golden Triangle tour of Agra, Jaipur and Delhi in India. Our epic round the world …

Just My Cup of Tea – Isaac’s Tea Trail in the North Pennines

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Written by Anne Leuchars (A Runner-up entry in the Off the Beaten Track Writing Competition.) I never thought I’d do anything worthy of the record books, but surely taking six months to walk 36 miles wins the prize for ‘Slowest …

 

Unveiling Burma – A Fourteen Day Tour of Myanmar

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Guest author, Charles Askew, describes his experiences on a Saga Holidays Myanmar tour that he undertook with his wife last year. As people who love visiting countries in the Far East my wife and I had been keen to travel …