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Beaches and Favelas

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Woke up to views of Copacabana Beach today and gorgeous sunshine. Today was a free day but 8 of my group plus myself and a Brazilian local Guide started the day with a drive around Rio in an open topped jeep. Great first impressions of this buzzing city. The Olympic logo is still...

Welcome to my South America Blog

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Only a few Hours to go until we embark on our journey through South America. 16 people will travel with me through part of this huge area and we will take in Brazil, Argentina and Peru, visiting 2 of the 7 Wonders of the World, see 1 of the natural wonders of the world and so...

Taj and Tigers Experience – Guest Bloggers Dave and Ann Relate their Tales of Incredible India

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INDIA THE TAJ AND THE TIGERS EXPERIENCE  February 2016 – Dave and Ann Brierley  An early departure awaited us on a typical damp cold winter West Yorkshire morning, arriving at Manchester Airport in good time and ready for our trip to India.   All went smoothly with Emirates...

Indian School

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I have been helping this Indian school for the past 6 years and it is very close to my heart. When I first visited the school it was in an even worse condition than it is now and only 30 children attended on a regular basis. We have installed computers, bought books, schoolbags,...

Terracotta Warriors

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Known as the 8th Wonder of the World these life size warriors were discovered by some farmers digging a well. Since then so many have been unearthed and the excavations are still going on now. The warriors are in 3 different pits. Pit one is the best. We got there really early...

Going through the Locks

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The three gorges dam and the five locks leading up to it are amazing. Really incredible. Our boat did get a little held up and went through the first lock at 1 am. Some of us stayed up, some of us went to bed and got up again and some of us just went to bed and missed the locks....

Rain in Chongqing

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Had our firsthand hopefully only rainy day in Chongqing. If we are to have a rainy day then best have it here as we do some inside stuff and pandas love the rain. Also Chongqing is a pretty miserable grey place anyway. The big advantage for me is that I got to use my poncho for...

Cruising on the Yangze

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A rainy start to today and our cruise ship was running late. We have done 10 days touring and now we can board our cruise ship for 6 days. We can be like pandas eating and sleeping. We will have a shore excursion each day. The group settled in quickly and we have had a couple of...

Pandas in the Rain

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Took the group to the zoo in Chongqing. It rained but the good news is that pandas love the rain so we were able to watch 2 pandas. The one with Travy is called You You. Pandas just eat and sleep and sleep and eat. What a life. And they have a thumb. There are about 1600 pandas...

The Largest City in the World

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We were up at 530 for our early flight to Chongqing, which with a population of 33 million is the world’s largest city. A sea of grey high rise buildings. There are a few small parts of the old town left here so we headsd for old Chongqing. This is a street full of small...