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Tanzania: is Zanzibar an urban idyll?

Zanzibar is hot and sticky. It is the prelude to the long rains. In the evenings, I find myself looking to escape the stuffiness of my hotel room. Within a short walk, past the madrasa, are the Forodhani Gardens, a … Continue reading

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Sustainable Tourism: The Real Thing

I’m in a flyblown Central Asian mountainside café, looking at the flourishing beehives on the incline opposite and listening to the furious roar of the ice-fed river swirling and gushing outside. Neatly lined up on the café’s glass shelves are … Continue reading

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Travel to the coastal town of Asilah

While such scenes have glamorous shine Asilah’s reputation as a stylish entertainment center for the elite of North Africa, not long ago this ancient fortified port suffered from social obscurity and tourism. In the 70s, mentioned only in passing, but … Continue reading

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The Natural beauty of the heaven

Like other valleys of Gilgit- Baltistan the Gojal valley in Upper Hunza is host to a number of historical monuments found in its villages. Gulmit, the main town, is dotted with wooden mosques, maktabs (religious schools) shrines and forts. Among … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet Afghanistan

BY NICK HORNE Few places in the world today seem like less inviting tourist destinations than Afghanistan. Yet some NGOs are trying to lure adventurers and backpackers to the war-torn country as one possible way to stimulate local economic development. … Continue reading

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Tajikistan: The Golden Journey

By Caroline Eden Apart from the unfazed diplomat fast asleep in the seat next to me, all the other passengers on board the tiny Antonov An-28 aeroplane were very much awake. After a screaming take-off we were in the air, … Continue reading

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TraveL: Hunza Valley Northern Areas Gilgit-Baltistan pakistan

The Hunza Valley is a mountainous valley in Gilgit in the Gilgit-Baltistan autonomous region, an area under the control of the government of Pakistan. The Hunza valley is situated to the north of the Hunza River, at an elevation of … Continue reading

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