Travel Tales

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

15 Facts About Anzac Day

This year marks the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac’s landing on Gallipoli shores to fight the Turkish in the First World War. Every year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders celebrate Anzac Day and gather to remember and honour the fallen and pay their respects. Visiting Gallipoli on Anzac Day is very much a one of kind experience as you get to attend the dawn service, memorial sites and experience the stunning atmosphere that takes you back in time to an era that has shaped Australia’s and New
Zealand’s history.

Here are 15 facts about Anzac Day, some that are unknown facts about the Anzac’s and Anzac Day.

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23 May

See The Best Of Marrakech

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Why Travel To Marrakech?

Marrakech is the very definition of exotic. The ‘red city’ is an evocative blend of narrow alleyways, brightly tiled hammans (bath-houses), and bustling bazaars, with a pleasant climate all year round and a rich, fascinating historical background.

How To Get The Best From Your Trip To Marrakech

There are so many different parts of the city to explore, that knowing where to head first in Marrakech can be something of a challenge. Here are just a few of Travel Talk Tours’ favourite sights in the city, which can be visited on our Marrakech tours:

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21 May

8 Reasons Not To Visit The Balearics

 

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

Wadi Rum, Jordan



When British officer T.E. Lawrence used Wadi Rum as a base for his operation against the Ottoman Empire during World War I, he had no idea that half a century later this vast, silent desertscape will serve as a setting for the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ – based on his life.

His romance with the desert can be best summoned in the quote:

“No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.’

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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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20 May

What not to miss in Morocco

A rising star in North Africa, Morocco continues to amaze all travelers. After an Egypt tour, I couldn’t get enough of the heat, and found myself in Morocco after a few weeks’ time. The warm country influenced by many cultures offers a long coastline to the Atlantic ocean, an endless desert to roam and the High Atlas mountains as a marvelous backdrop. To top the geographical location, the mixed cultural heritage chases you wherever you go.
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20 May

10 Fascinating Truths About Marrakech

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Wrapped up in history, mystery, and charm, Morocco’s city of Marrakech is a major economic centre and is home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The Medina is a solidly crammed, enclosed medieval metropolitan dating back to the Berber Empire with puzzling backstreets where flourishing souks sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery. It’s not Morocco’s capital city, that’s Rabat. It’s not the country’s largest city, that’s Casablanca. It’s not even the African nation’s oldest city, that’s Fes.  But Marrakech takes victory over other Moroccan metropolises as the informal cultural hub.

So, you want to go to this fantastic city? Here are 10 fascinating truths to help get you underway on your visit to Marrakech.

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18 May

13 Fascinating Facts About Moscow

Moscow is the capital and most heavily populated city in Russia, as well as being the largest city on the European continent. It is an iconic and global city and is the key political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of not only Russia but of Eastern Europe as well. It is a city renowned for the Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil’s cathedral and furthermore, should be on your travel bucket list.

So, you want to go to this mysterious but enticing city? Here are 13 fascinating facts about Moscow.

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17 May

Top 5 Things to Do in Dubrovnik

With the summer sun burning up, I think we are all looking out the window, picturing the upcoming summer holiday. Among the most popular of destinations, Travel Talk’s Croatia sailing tours come at the top places.

Discovering Dubrovnik

During my 8 day sail Croatia tour, Sail Split to Dubrovnik (which you can get from great rates) I had a fantastic time, visiting a different island each day, relaxing on the sun deck with a beer in hand, jumping off the boat into the sea to cool off… All Croatia tours of TT make a stop at Dubrovnik, as you wouldn’t want to miss that! But here are a few things to enjoy once you are there:

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