The Outstanding Experience of Europe by Train

Water lapped the edge of the pavement with such a steady rhythm I was, temporarily, hypnotised by it. Tiny waves leapt up and down, slow and steady, as though peeking up at me to get a better look. It was only when a water taxi passed by, thrusting its frothy wake towards me, that the spell was broken, and I lifted my eyes to see the camera-wielding passengers inside looking back at me. Continue reading

Discover the Off-Limits Treasures of Bhutan

Since 287 foreign travellers set foot in previously off-limits Bhutan in 1974, tourism has flourished -numbers topped 209,000 in 2016. The Buddhist kingdom is keen to protect those Himalayan landscapes and cliff-perched monasteries through regulated tours. But more of Bhutan is opening up soon, thanks to new Drukair flights linking the main hub of Paro with the lush eastern area of Yongphulaand. Continue reading

Living on The Edge – Bhutan

A single mesmerising moment. That was all it took to realise a long-held dream. For years I had yearned to explore the far reaches of the secluded kingdom of Bhutan, locked high in the Himalaya between Tibet and India.

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