Travel Tales

18 Aug

13 exciting facts about Petra, Jordan

Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World is a representation of Jordan and therefore, Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction. Known as the Rose City due to the colour of the stone or the Lost City as the site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, Petra is a place you need to see, to believe, that it is in fact real-life. UNESCO even described the historical and archaeological city as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. What to know more? Here are 13 exciting facts about Petra.

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25 May

Why You Should Visit Nepal

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Nepal is not a travel destination that many of us hear about too often. It’s usually a country that goes under the radar. Identified as the country that is home to Mount Everest and 8 of the world’s tallest mountains, it also has epic views and natural surroundings that are undeniably spectacular. Nepal is a landlocked country bordered by China and India, located in the Himalayas in South Asia. Though it is not an everyday type of holiday destination, the unspoiled natural world most definitely attracts a lot of adventure junkies and nature lovers.

So, are you as intrigued by this country as we are? Here are some reasons as to why you should visit Nepal.
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25 May

5 Key Reasons To Take A Tour Of Jordan

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If you’re seeking adventure (Indiana Jones style) then booking a Jordan tour is essential. Few places on earth conjure up such a rich sense of mystery and atmosphere as Jordan, not least because of its remarkable World Heritage Site, Petra.

Travel Jordan – An Unforgettable Experience

Don’t be fooled, although Petra is one of the most remarkable sights on the planet, there is much more to Jordan than this. From desert adventures to diverse, thriving cities, here are just five of our favourite Jordan tour experiences. Read more…

24 May

Seven Wonders of Egypt

2017You may have seen many wonders of the world, but seven wonders of Egypt should still blow your mind! Egypt has been a hot destination for travelers for decades. The mystic culture, ancient wonders and traditions crown Egypt with our unlimited attraction.

When booking your Egpyt tours, make sure you get to see every corner of every wonder of Egypt as they all provide remarkable and unique experiences. On my Egypt trip with Travel Talk, I also had the benefits of having a professional Egyptologist guide on our pack, Sam, who was wondrous himself! And now, seven wonders of Egypt: Read more…

24 May

Why Iceland Should Be On Your Travel Bucket-List

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One word for Iceland: Epic! This country takes the cake for being unique. Rocking up in winter or in summer? It doesn’t matter, this place looks like another planet, year around. Iceland is a Nordic island country with a population of around 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2. This makes Iceland the most sparsely inhabited nation in Europe. It’s both volcanically and geologically active consisting of lava fields, mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes and what’s more? You can even dive between two tectonic plates. Now that’s class!

Tempted? Well you should be! Here are some reasons as to why Iceland should be on your travel bucket-list.
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24 May

6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jordan

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Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia. It is landlocked country with a population of around 9.5 million. Jordan’s geographical nature alone makes it an intriguing country; it is surrounded by the likes of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Israel and straddles the Holy land of the world’s three great monotheistic religions.

Travel Talk Tours take you to the heart of the Jordanian culture, history and of course exploration. A Jordan Tour is a pilgrimage of sorts and is a must for any adventurous traveller.

Here are 6 reasons why you should visit Jordan. Read more…

24 May

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Christmas In Turkey

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Christmas is always a wonderful time of the year, filled with festive cheer and jollity. However, there’s no denying that the festivities can start to feel somewhat stale; particularly when you’re stuck in the same routine, year in, year out!

A great way to break the sense of monotony is to book a holiday over the Christmas period, especially to a destination quite different. Not only does it provide an excellent way of escaping the chilly weather, but it also gives you the chance to explore a different country and experience Christmas in alternative surroundings.

Turkey is a popular choice in the winter months. Not only are the temperatures far milder that other parts of Europe such as the UK, but visiting out of the summer season gives travellers a chance to experience a different side to the country, without jostling for space with thousands of other tourists.

Here are 5 reasons as to why you should celebrate Christmas in Turkey.

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24 May

6 Reasons To Ski France

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When we think of France we think of croissants, baguettes, snails and wine, wine, wine. But France, a magical country also has amazing ski terrain. With 8000km of piste spread over 300 resorts and some of the biggest names in world skiing, France has justifiable claims to be the leader of the European ski scene. Around thirty percent of the key ski resorts on the globe are in France and it has the largest linked ski areas in the world meaning that you ski numerous resorts with one pass. Due to the high altitude of the resorts, the season generally lasts from December to May, and some are even open in the summer. What a bonus!

Do you want to know more? Here are 6 reasons to ski France.

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21 May

8 Reasons Not To Visit The Balearics

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The Balearics are situated in the Mediterranean and are made up of four islands: Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera. Each of these islands have their own appeal and charm and, Ibiza and Majorca predominantly, are among the most visited destinations in Europe. However, the apparent amazing weather, beaches, clear waters, party scene, old towns, mountains and cuisine doesn’t really phase us. In fact, why would you even want to visit such a place!?

Here are 8 reasons NOT to visit the Balearics:

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20 May

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Russia

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Russia is best known for being the world’s largest country. Making up over a seventh of the earth’s entire land mass, it’s hardly surprising that the country should be so culturally, historically and visually diverse.

It’s precisely this diversity and element of the unexpected that appeals to intrepid travellers, eager to identify the true personality of this fascinating land. Spanning eight time zones and boasting a hugely variable climate (subtropical heat of Sochi in the south to the freezing Arctic terrain of Siberia), Russia is a country that is guaranteed to intrigue and amaze, for all the right reasons.

If you’re looking to visit, there are some excellent tours to Russia that take in some of the strangest locations and captivating sights.

Russia is undeniably one of the most fascinating countries to explore on a tour. If you’re tempted by one of the many excellent tours to Russia on offer, then allow us to inspire you further with these quirky facts about the country! Here are 5 reasons why you should visit Russia.

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