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The Jewel in the Crown

Jersey is the most southerly island of the British Isles – some 100 miles (160km) south of mainland Britain. Yet it is only 14 miles (22 km) from the coast of France. Therefore, Jersey is unique in combining the best of British with all that France has to offer. The island is home to over 87,000 people. Jersey really does have something for everyone and provides its visitors with a veritable host of p ...

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Follow the Famous Silk Road

Once a trading passage for exotic materials and spices, the Silk Road is today littered with historic sights. Discover its many mysteries… The Silk Road, or the Silk Route as it is also known, is an ancient link between the East and the West, formed as merchants travelled in both directions to sell their wares. Extending from China through South Asia and the Middle East, the network of routes very qu ...

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Welcome to at home with Alan Whicker

‘Whicker’s World has been turning on television for around 50 years, and I’m hoping all those far-flung programmes and books encouraged you to watch – and then to get up and go! ‘Such documentaries seek to offer a new outlook, to open a window on the world and show what lies waiting for you, over the hill. Could be something wonderful. ‘Scenery is not doing anything ...

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7 Wonders of the World

1 The Pyramids It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to describing just how magnificent and awe-inspiring the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo are, but one fact that garners the most respect is that it is the only surviving member of the original seven wonders of the world list compiled by Greek writer Antipater of Sidon in 2BC. One of the great – if not greatest – man-made architectural ...

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Fancy a Chinese Getaway

China has everything that the intrepid traveller could dream of. Its vast size and awe-inspiringly dramatic landscapes – together with its ancient cultural history – make it one of the most popular attractions for tourists from across the globe. As China’s economy booms and its enormous population is dragged into modernity, its innermost secrets are being revealed for all to see. Getting t ...

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Take off this Weekend

Travelling doesn’t always mean getting away from the bustle of city living. There are plenty of cosmopolitan holidays on offer to cities around the world. Here are some of our favourites... Bergen - Norway Flight Time: 2 hours An old city with a young soul, Bergen is comprised of the very things that define Norway’s beauty – ice blue fjords, verdant mountains and air so pure you can almost ...

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Lifes a Cruise

Cruises aren’t just for the retired or the super-wealthy. There are a wide range of trips to choose from nowadays to suit different people and different budgets Ask most people what images the idea of a cruise conjures up and you’ll probably get answers along the lines of ‘silver-haired couples spending a few weeks around the Caribbean to celebrate a wedding anniversary.’ It’s ...

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The High Life Down Under

It might take a whole day and a night to jet there, but sheer luxury is guaranteed once you arrive Down Under – and not a barbie in sight!   AUSTRALIA Make the 10,000 mile journey to Australia, and it’s bound to be worth your while at the other end. A poll run in 2006 by Lonely Planet billed it as the country most Brits would like to visit on their next holiday, and it’s no surprise. ...

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Hello World

There can’t be many countries in the world Alan Whicker, CBE, hasn’t visited. He’s met many of the most famous celebrities and high profile personalities of the last 60 years from Liz Taylor to Peter Sellers, Jean Paul Getty to the ruthless dictator, ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier. The travel series, Whicker’s World, will forever be remembered as the iconic programme of its genre in ...

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Beautiful Belgium

If you’re looking for some of the finest cuisine in Europe, or you love to explore stunning countryside and want to visit beautiful and historic cities, why not get online now and book your trip to Belgiu. There’s just something alluring about Belgium that you can’t quite put your finger on. Maybe it’s the friendly and welcoming people. Perhaps it’s the stunning architecture an ...

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