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Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 00:00

Cambodia’s water festival is a joyous occasion for millions of people, but sadly it will be tainted for many years by the tragedy of the 2010 festival, where over 370 people were crushed to death when part of a dense crowd panicked.

Festivals in every corner of the world attract travellers and gappers in great numbers and rightly so, but anywhere large crowds gather there is inherent danger.

Let me not however put people off visiting and timing travel to...

Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 00:00

‘Travel broadens your horizons’ they say, nothing could be more accurate. The world is an amazing place and any opportunity you have to see even just a little bit of it, should be pounced upon.

You don’t have to travel to the furthest corner of the world to experience something amazing and on our own little isle here in the UK there are so many things we miss every day through over familiarity. It’s when you slow your life down a bit and really look around that you...

Monday, 15 November, 2010 - 00:00

The murder of a Swedish tourist in a carjacking incident in South Africa, highlights the dangers associated with travel in the region.

While many of the ‘attractions’ on the  popular tourist trail are relatively safe providing you take reasonable precautions, as soon as you wander off these established routes South Africa remains a very dangerous country.

Tourists should not under-estimate the dangers that the country presents, there is good reason why...

Saturday, 13 November, 2010 - 00:00

Now is not the time to jump on a flight out to Burma. Politically nothing has really changed and from a safety point of view things have just got significantly more dangerous for the Burmese people and visitors alike; tourists could easily get caught up in sporadic political rallies and their potential suppression by Burma’s violent military dictators.

That people should not yet visit Burma is something I have long enthused about and anyone who admires Aung San Suu...

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010 - 00:00

Seeing the world my wayTony Giles is blind and 80% deaf, but if the sixth sense were the ‘sense of adventure’ he would certainly not be lacking in it.

I often struggle to explain what a ‘sense of adventure’ is, as ‘adventure’ is defined by every individual differently. What is an adventure for me, would be dull to someone else and what other people...