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Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve: Kenya and the Horn of Africa

May 14, 2012

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Simon Reeve embarked on one of the most dangerous legs of his journey this week, as he explored the Indian Ocean coast along the Horn of Africa. He starts his journey in Kenya, which is no stranger to tourists. In fact, around 1 million people visit each year for a mix of sea, sand and [...]

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5 places to visit before you die

October 21, 2011

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This morning, on my hour long commute to work from Glasgow to Edinburgh, I managed to speak to my friend who is currently living life to the full and travelling his way round New Zealand. I couldn’t help but feel completely jealous as I looked out the window at what looked like one big frosty [...]

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Foreign Office advises against travel to Kenya-Somali border

October 4, 2011

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Marie Dedieu kidnap victim

Following a spate of recent kidnappings, the UK Foreign Office has advised against: “all but essential travel to coastal areas within 150km of the Somali border”. The change in advice comes after two kidnapping attacks taking place over a month. The first attack came on the 11th September when Briton David Tebbutt was shot and his wife [...]

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How will the Kiwayu attack affect the Kenyan tourist industry?

September 14, 2011

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News networks around the globe have been eagerly reporting the story of David and Judith Tebutt, who were brutally attacked at the weekend in Kenya. Mr Tebutt was shot dead, while his wife was kidnapped and believed to be taken over the Somali border.

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Earn some karma by volunteering

August 9, 2011

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Let’s face it, we can all go to a country as a tourist. It’s pretty easy to rock up for a couple of weeks and stand in front of famous landmarks, grinning gormlessly as a disgruntled local takes your picture. However, it’s downright impossible to get to grips with the real culture of a country simply by hopping around the tourist spots.

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New World Heritage sites for UNESCO

July 18, 2011

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{EAV_BLOG_VER:0f58af84845fceca} As the modern answer to the Seven Wonders of the World, UNESCO’s World Heritage programme has been a longterm force for conservation for both natural and cultural sites around the world. Recently, twenty-five new sites joined those already listed, bringing the total to 936 properties. Some of the highlights from the newbies are: 1. [...]

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