Archive for April, 2016


Kiwis decide top Oz place

April 30th, 2016 by

Melbourne has come out tops as the favourite destination for Kiwis heading across the ditch.A study by airline Emirates has shown 41 per cent of Kiwis studied rated the Victorian capital – known for its lively cafe and eatery…

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Airlines are looking after our baggage better

April 27th, 2016 by

Having your tote misplaced by an airline has consistently been among the greatest irritations for travellers – but it appears these episodes are on the decline.

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TripAdvisor accused of ‘gaining from animal cruelty’

April 27th, 2016 by

Top travel website TripAdvisor has been accused of “profiting from the world’s cruelest animal attractions” by an international animal welfare charity.World Animal Protection wrote in a statement this week that TripAdvisor promoted…

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‘Things I never thought I’d eat on my travels’

April 27th, 2016 by

There’s a memory floating around in my head from my volunteer time at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa. It involves being inside a dark, shed-like room with another volunteer or two, eating termites.We were on aviary…

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China: Mogao’s Grottoes of the Buddhas

April 20th, 2016 by

It took some time to adjust to the gloom after the bright sunshine outside. I used the weak beam of my torch to look around and suddenly realised I was standing beside a giant foot, around 6m long.As my eyes slowly adjusted, a huge…

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10 ultimate travel safety tips from a former CIA officer

April 19th, 2016 by

If you haven’t noticed, travel safety advice comes from everywhere. Everyone’s armed with a trick or two up his or her sleeve, or maybe even a personal tale of caution.The thing is, like with most horrible things we don’t like to…

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My Holiday: Cian Kinsella

April 19th, 2016 by

What was your greatest holiday? Kerala, India in December. I got to spend a very different kind of Christmas. Real chilled, nice beaches, great food and a big sense of freedom. And the worst? I couldn’t say the worst, but I had…

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Try the world’s most high-priced kebab

April 1st, 2016 by

A London chef is on a mission to enhance the reputation of the humble kebab – beloved by many after a big night out.At Hazev restaurant on Canary Wharf, head chef Onder Sahan has created the world’s most expensive kebab, with a…

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