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Welcome in the Spring With Madeira’s Annual Flower Festival

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2018)  As the daffodils and crocuses in the UK force their way through the last of the winter frosts and stretch their heads towards an increasingly warm sun, there is already spring in the air at home. If you love this time of year, with its promise of renewal and warmth to come, then why not celebrate it in style with a ‘Madeira flower holiday’. On the Portuguese island of .. (Travel)

Take a Wine Tour of the British Islands

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2018)  Most wine connoisseurs will have made the pilgrimage to the vineyards of France, some to the vine-growing regions of Italy, Germany and California, others as far as Chile and South Africa. But not many oenophiles will have taken a wine tour around the UK to discover more about British wine. Even as I write, I can imagine the general scoffing at the idea of visiting UK wineries, and ten . (Travel)

Luxury Hotels For Families With Active Youngsters

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 Desiree Michels (February 22, 2018)  If your little ones are looking for more from their holiday than lying on a beach and flopping into a swimming pool then the good news is there are some great hotels which offer a range of sports and activities for on-the-go children. Holidays don’t need to be about ‘doing nothing’ and ‘relaxing’: for loads of active youngsters, their idea of fun is to .. (Travel)

Explore Greece’s Fascinating History on Three Escorted Tours

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 Desiree Michels (February 21, 2018)  There are few countries with such important history and influence than Greece. The Greek past has defined the course of history around the globe dating right back to the ancient Minoan civilisations. This means that it is the homeland of countless incredible stories, myths and legends that those with an interest in the past love to sink their teeth into. It is also a country of stunning . (Travel)

Sunshine in a Glass: Bermudan Rum Cocktails

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 Desiree Michels (February 21, 2018)  Nothing brings back the memories of your Bermuda holiday quite as well as recreating the flavour and tastes you enjoyed in the warm sunshine, on the pristine pink sand beaches and in the elegant cocktail bars of this beautiful island. One way to do this is to bring back home a bottle of the famous Gosling Rum. This delectable drink has been distilled here for more than two hundred .. (Travel)

Activities and Beaches: Family Fun on the Dalmatian Coast

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 Desiree Michels (February 21, 2018)  Finding a family holiday destination that has something to keep every member of your family entertained can be a tall order, but you’ll have it all covered in Makarska, Croatia. Whether your clan is into relaxing on a beach or getting into some serious, adrenaline-pumping activities, this resort on the Dalmatian Coast has plenty to offer. Great for You The resort of Makarska is .. (Travel)

Mobile Management for Freight Forwarders: 10 Perks

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 Desiree Michels (February 20, 2018)  The future is mobile. By 2025, an estimated 80 billion mobile devices will be connected to the internet, which is four times as many as we have today. This is a trend that will impact every aspect of our lives and revolutionise the way in which haulage companies do business. Currently in the UK, almost half of fleet drivers and operators use mobile devices to handle haulage operations. . (Travel)

Latest Brexit Developments: Support for UK Hauliers

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 Desiree Michels (February 20, 2018)  As all owner operators know, it is becoming more and more obvious that the freedom of commercial haulage needs to be protected as the UK slowly moves towards Brexit. At the beginning of February, the UK government introduced legislation on cross-border haulage, which aims to prepare them for potential changes to current systems. I am going to break down the new Haulage Permits and .. (Travel)

Haulage Company Builds Hospital Play Area for Sick Children

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 Desiree Michels (February 20, 2018)  Today, we are talking about why it’s a fantastic idea for haulage companies to get involved with charity. Whether you’re responding to a specific need, hosting an event or encouraging employees to run a marathon, raising funds for a good cause is an excellent way to give back to the community. Let’s look at how the Europa Worldwide Group has helped transform a local .. (Travel)

East Meets West on a Caucasus Country Tour

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 Desiree Michels (February 19, 2018)  The beautiful, rugged landscape of the highland Caucasus countries is a stunning backdrop for the rich cultural history of the region, making this a fascinating place to enjoy an escorted tour. One of the oldest Christian regions in the world, the mountains of Armenia and Georgia have a fascinating history of conflict and still bear the signs of a history steeped in religious turmoil .. (Travel)

An Insight into Naturalist Gerald Durrell’s Formative Years in Corfu

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 Desiree Michels (February 19, 2018)  The late, great Gerald Durrell did some truly outstanding conservation work over the course of his life and changed our outlook on many of the planet’s endangered species. These remarkable accomplishments ensure that the naturalist and author is greatly loved around the globe by fellow nature lovers, and his work continues to inspire hope today. See Where it Started For those .. (Travel)

Dorset Weekend Breaks: A Cider Tour

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 Desiree Michels (February 16, 2018)  Traditional scrumpy will forever be associated with the West Country, and the artisanal cider industry in particular is highly regarded in Dorset. Weekend breaks to the area should at least include tasting the local product, but for those who want to discover more, here are some suggestions for a cider tour of the county. Dorset Nectar Orchard and Tasting Tour The award-winning Dorset . (Travel)

Top Tips for Buying Ski Goggles

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 Desiree Michels (February 16, 2018)  The best ski goggles should be invisible… Well, not quite. But you want to forget they’re there. You want a seamless fit between your practice and the gear. In order to achieve that effortless feel, prior research is a must. But in the high-end world of VLTs and tints, it can seem like nailing the fall line is the easy bit. What’s really essential? And how can you .. (Travel)

The Top 5 Snowy Resorts to Try This Ski-son

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 Desiree Michels (February 16, 2018)  Much like swerving pine trees on a particularly challenging off-piste run, negotiating the multitude of options available when deciding on a winter sports holiday destination can feel like tricky business. Of course, all you really need for a memorable winter vacation is great company, consistent powder days and fun activities to get stuck into when it’s time to hang up your skis .. (Travel)

Outdoor Action: Hiking the Jurassic Coast

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2018)  If you and your family love pushing yourselves to the limit with long hikes across challenging terrain, staying at one of the excellent holiday parks in Dorset gives the ideal opportunity to explore the striking scenery of the Jurassic Coast. Its 95 miles of coastline, forming part of the epic 630-mile South West Coast Path, are the perfect place for an adventure. Here you’ll find . (Travel)

Taking Tots to Dorset: A Family Adventure

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2018)  Do you have trouble keeping the kids entertained on holiday? We know that taking younger children away can be a nightmare if you choose the wrong destination or resort, which is why you should make sure during the planning process that there are plenty of things to do. For example, if you’re planning a trip to one of the holiday parks in Dorset, you’ll find an array of great . (Travel)

Wonderful Water Adventures in Dorset

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 Desiree Michels (February 15, 2018)  Many superb holiday parks in Dorset are based within a stone’s throw of the towering cliffs, rugged coastlines and endless stretches of ocean that make this region a paradise of the adventure-seeking family. If you’re looking to really make a splash with your family holiday this year, we’ve picked out some incredible water adventures to try your hand at. Kayaking If .. (Travel)

Alpine Adrenaline-Fuelled Adventures in Morzine

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 Desiree Michels (February 14, 2018)  Morzine is a skier’s dream winter destination, but also has many activities available during the warmer months. This popular resort is one of 14 locations that belong to the massive ski area of Portes du Soleil. Although Morzine is home to 52 hotels and 41 bars, it still boasts an authentic mountain village feel. With 650 kilometres of pistes, Morzine is popular with beginners, .. (Travel)

Our Favourite Long Ski Runs: You’ll Glove Them!

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 Desiree Michels (February 14, 2018)  There are few more satisfying sensations than coming to the end of a long, challenging ski-run. From the moment you see the après-ski options stretch out in front of you through steamed-up goggles to the trudge back to the chalet on tired, well-used legs, the satisfaction of taking on a lengthy route is one that you’ll feel in your body. These ski-runs are five of the most .. (Travel)

One Day in La Plagne? One Day of Family Fun!

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 Desiree Michels (February 14, 2018)  As anyone who has planned a family winter sports excursion will know, when it comes to choosing a destination you sometimes have to sacrifice that picture-perfect vision of a secluded chalet in favour of a more practical location, with all the amenities you need to keep the kids happy. Not so in La Belle Plagne, the gem of the Tarentaise Valley, which combines a village feel with large .. (Travel)

The Abridged Guide to Venice’s Most Beautiful Canal Crossings

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 Desiree Michels (February 12, 2018)  Venice, a city of wide piazzas and narrow streets, is famous for its intricate network of canals. Lined with glorious remnants of the city’s decadent Renaissance past, these canals and their 400 bridges have made the city a top tourist destination in the modern age. Venice lies in an enclosed bay bookended by the mouths of the Piave and Po Rivers – popular with Italian river . (Travel)

Find Medieval Magic in Ferrara

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 Desiree Michels (February 12, 2018)  The city of Ferrara is situated on a branch of the beautiful Po River in Northern Italy. Its location makes the charming town an ideal stop for visitors exploring the countryside via river cruises. Italy is famous for its ancient towns steeped in intrigue, romance and drama – and Ferrara is no different! Read on to uncover this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s thrilling medieval . (Travel)

A Foodie’s Guide to Mantuan Cuisine

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 Desiree Michels (February 12, 2018)  A terrific way of exploring a country’s culinary history is by going on river cruises. Italy has an array of traditional recipes which vary hugely depending on the region. You can get a great introduction to Lombardian cuisine, for example, in the beautiful city of Mantua. With a great range of mouth-watering main courses and delicious desserts, it may be hard to know which dishes . (Travel)

An Adrenaline Rush to Remember: Family Holidays in Morzine

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 Desiree Michels (February 09, 2018)  If you think that the French ski resort of Morzine is all about skiing and snowboarding, think again. Home of adrenaline-fuelled winter activities, the Alpine town has a wide range of family activities to thrill and excite you. And the best thing is it’s just a short distance by airport transfer from Geneva to Morzine, so you’ll waste very little of your precious school .. (Travel)

A Speedy Ski Fitness Guide: Get in Shape in a Flash!

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 Desiree Michels (February 09, 2018)  You know what it’s like, you wait all year for your precious winter sports holiday and then, by day three, those muscles that you didn’t even know you had are throbbing and you’re wondering if you should spend the day in bed. Luckily there’s no need to miss even an hour of action on the slopes if you take a little time to get your ski fitness levels up before you . (Travel)

10 Reasons for Visiting Family-Friendly Morzine

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 Desiree Michels (February 09, 2018)  The Alpine town of Morzine is more than just a ski resort, it’s a year-round thriving community with a great range of facilities for families. Here are just 10 of the many reasons to go skiing in Morzine with the family. 1. Award-Winning Family-Friendly Resort To start with this isn’t just my opinion, a leading group of French tourist authorities have awarded the Alpine .. (Travel)

Introduce Your Students to Animal Conservation in India

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 Desiree Michels (February 08, 2018)  Nothing will bring the plight of some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures into sharper focus for your students than a residential trip to the national parks of southern India. Your class will actually see animals such as tigers and elephants in the wild as local experts explain to them the difficulties these creatures now face living so close to man. There are .. (Travel)

Geography Done Right in the Isle of Wight

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 Desiree Michels (February 08, 2018)  All teachers know that a residential trip of any kind is about taking a subject off the page of a text book and presenting it in a ‘real world’ environment. There are few subjects that benefit from this ‘real world’ approach quite as much as geography. Your students may have learnt about wave erosion and sedimentary rock formation, but seeing it in action will .. (Travel)

A Spanish School Trip to the City of Arts and Sciences

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 Desiree Michels (February 08, 2018)  Whether your students are budding scientists, engineers or performance artists, the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, will have something to keep them all enthralled on a residential trip to the city. Set in the dry river bed of the diverted Turia River, the stunning work of local architect Santiago Calatrava is a homage to contemporary design and modern learning. . (Travel)

The Most Romantic Destinations for a Canal Barge Holiday

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 Desiree Michels (February 07, 2018)  Imagine exploring the beautiful sights of Europe this Valentine’s Day without having to share them with the crowds. Could anything be more romantic than winding your way along the Seine or the Grand Canal on board a luxury barge with the one you love? If you’re looking to do something special this year, then a barge cruise to a romantic destination could be just the thing. .. (Travel)

Venice’s Naval Museum: The Perfect Pick for Boat Lovers

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 Desiree Michels (February 07, 2018)  For those looking to explore Europe on one of the excellent river cruises, Italy opens up a wealth of possibilities. But it's not just about coasting down a river with a glass of fine wine in your hand – although there is certainly a lot of that! Because as well as providing a luxurious and truly relaxing experience on the water, when it comes to river cruises, Italy also provides . (Travel)

Discover Byron’s Po at Villa Ca’Zen

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 Desiree Michels (February 07, 2018)  River cruising is one of the most immersive and relaxing ways to explore a destination, and the tranquil waterways of Europe offer a plethora of opportunities to enjoy this much-loved mode of slow travel. In Italy, the Po River flows 650km through the north of the country and provides the perfect setting from which to discover its landscape, people and history in the most delightful .. (Travel)

The Top Six Cruises for Dare-Devils

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 Desiree Michels (February 06, 2018)  Does going on a cruise and lounging in the sun, stuffing yourself at the buffet and bar, and making forced small talk with other guests sound not just incredibly, but painfully relaxed to you? Luckily, there are cruises out there that will shake up your life, and not just your cocktail at the bar. If you like to live on the edge of danger and see sharks, or if you’d like to play .. (Travel)

Cycle Like a Champion: Taking the Routes Less Travelled

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 Desiree Michels (February 06, 2018)  You practically live on your bike. You push your body to the limit, only to pedal further and faster. You’ll cycle where only the boldest dare-devils have ever cycled before. Sound familiar? For all the heroic bikers out there, I’ve put together some great tips for how to really get your adrenaline going. Get ready to grab your helmet, tube kit, and your annual multi-trip .. (Travel)

Climbing for Glory: Top Tips for Ascending Mount Kilimanjaro

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 Desiree Michels (February 06, 2018)  The early mornings. The arduous trek. The exhaustion and doubt, but the determination to persevere. The exhilaration when you reach the top. If you’re an avid climber, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about: Ascending Mount Kilimanjaro is not a feat that you simply roll out of bed to accomplish. If you’re ready to conquer the beast that is this climb, .. (Travel)

Ski Touring in the Chamonix Valley

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 Desiree Michels (February 01, 2018)  The Mont Blanc Massif, and Chamonix in particular, are simply wonderful locations to embark on a ski de randonnée (ski tour). Ski touring is the perfect way to get up close to the stunning nature of this area, and the excellent lift facilities provide easy access to the magnificent mountain wilderness that this region is so renowned for. With a bit of exertion and the help of .. (Travel)

Dreams Come True: Dolphin Watching in the Wild

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 Desiree Michels (January 25, 2018)  Humans have always had a very special affinity with dolphins, and an encounter with these playful, intelligent creatures in the wild is a real “bucket list" experience for many. These days it's also a very accessible dream and, even though a sighting can never be guaranteed on dolphin watching holidays, magic happens if you’re in the right location at the right time. The .. (Travel)

Happy Hiking in the Canaries: La Palma and La Gomera on Foot

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 Desiree Michels (January 25, 2018)  Along with the health benefits of getting out into the great outdoors, hiking is simply one of the best ways to get to know a destination's natural landscape and its unique flora and fauna. Anyone who's discovered the myriad delights of hiking is always on the lookout for new opportunities and, if you've never considered exploring the Canary Islands on foot, you've just found one! Two .. (Travel)

Top Tips: How to Keep Works of Art Safe in Transit

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 Desiree Michels (January 25, 2018)  Courier jobs in which you are asked to transport valuable artwork can be a great source of income, as clients will pay premium rates to ensure that their precious art is delivered safely. But this is not a job to take on lightly: some of these artworks cost thousands of pounds, and any damage can dramatically decrease their worth. If you know what you’re doing, however, a good .. (Travel)

Why a Dash Cam is a Smart Purchase for Couriers

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 Desiree Michels (January 24, 2018)  There are endless gadgets, apps and pieces of technology in the motor industry today that can be of great use to couriers. For self employed drivers, there is one piece of kit without which you should never hit the road, as it yields a handful of benefits. Of course, we’re talking about the dashboard video camera (otherwise known as the ‘dash cam’)! These cameras sit .. (Travel)

Tips for Driving Safely on Smart Motorways

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 Desiree Michels (January 24, 2018)  A large percentage of courier jobs involve lengthy stretches on motorways, and every courier will have has his or her share of stressful experiences on chock-a-block roads. However, you may also be familiar with smart motorways, which are much quicker and safer to drive on, making your job easier and stress-free. Smart motorways have been around since 2006, with the M42 in the West .. (Travel)

Establishing and Improving Cost Per Mile to Land Work

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 Desiree Michels (January 24, 2018)  Any courier who has been around the block a few times knows just how competitive the industry is. Courier jobs can be difficult to land when you are competing against both independent operators and major contractors, and when everyone is looking to get the contract by lowering their prices. When competing for courier jobs, it is vital that you provide an entirely accurate assessment of . (Travel)

Ringing in 2018: New Year’s Resolutions for Hauliers

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 Desiree Michels (January 23, 2018)  New Year's resolutions are always a hot topic of conversation when January rolls around. Give up smoking, lay off the lagers, run the London Marathon, call your mother more often – no matter what your vices or personal aspirations, there's nothing like the clean slate of a brand new year to get you motivated. Here are a few ideas if you're looking for inspiration. H2O Hydration .. (Travel)

10 Ingenious Ways of Reusing Shipping Containers

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 Desiree Michels (January 23, 2018)  Perhaps only those in the transport industry can really understand just how influential an invention the seemingly humble shipping container has been. Recognised as one of the most impactful innovations of the twentieth century, it has affected globalisation in such a way as to completely change the world's economy. For haulage companies, life without the shipping container is .. (Travel)

Oil 4 Wales for the Win: New 24-Hour Truck Stop in Brecon

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 Desiree Michels (January 23, 2018)  In welcome news for UK haulage companies with drivers regularly delivering loads to, from and around Wales, oil distributor Oil 4 Wales has launched a new 24-hour truck stop at its Brecon depot, providing a much-needed facility for the local transport industry. A Family Affair Oil 4 Wales is a family-run company that has grown exponentially to become the leading provider of petroleum .. (Travel)

Sip, Swirl, Swallow: A Sommelier’s Guide to Croatian Wine

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 Desiree Michels (January 22, 2018)  The excitement about Croatian wine has taken some time to reach our blustery shores here in the UK. However, Croatians have been perfecting their craft for thousands of years, from the sandy soils of Korcula to the red clay of Istria. Recently, Croatia has become the holiday destination for everyone, from wine lovers to partying teens to families seeking out the sun. So, if you’re . (Travel)

Regenerate After a Long Winter with a Luxury Beach Holiday

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 Desiree Michels (January 22, 2018)  The short, grey days of a northern European winter can be hard to bear, but nothing will pick you up like a stay in a luxury hotel on an indulgent beach holiday. Whether you choose southern Europe or somewhere further-flung, feeling the heat of the sun on your skin, warm water to swim in and soft sand under your feet is enough to restore anyone’s mojo. And it doesn’t matter .. (Travel)

Planning the Perfect Multigenerational Getaway

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 Desiree Michels (January 22, 2018)  Getaways to idyllic destinations are all very well, but even holidays to Bermuda, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean can seem a little empty when you’re not sharing it with your loved ones. In recent years, multigenerational holidays – holidays in which you take not just your children, but your parents as well – have ballooned in popularity. The reason for this is .. (Travel)

From Jungle to Beach: Discover Malaysia’s Wildlife

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 Desiree Michels (January 19, 2018)  Many of us have a passion for exploring exotic and exciting places around the globe. However, if it’s your first time visiting somewhere, knowing where to start can be tough. I’ve put together this quick guide to our escorted wildlife tour of the enchanting country of Malaysia with a few handy hints telling you what to see and where to go. Malaysia is famous for its stunning . (Travel)

Beyond Sightseeing: The People of the Holy Land

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 Desiree Michels (January 19, 2018)  If you are considering a visit to the Holy Land, why not take a tour that combines sightseeing with visits to some of the ancient people groups in the region? This unique opportunity will enable you to learn more about the cultures and traditions of the area, as well as engage with fascinating spiritual practises that are centuries old. Today we are taking the opportunity to learn a .. (Travel)




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