The images we think of when we hear the word Egypt are always the dreamy and exhilarating fantasies of Cleopatra, pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, mummies and treasure. The Ancient Wonders of the World are still creations to be admired at. There are the Great Pyramids of Giza, which are observed among the hugest formations ever to be constructed and there’s also the Valley of the Kings, which has underground tombs holding the treasure of the pharaohs. Along with these scenes and its remarkable history and culture, this country offers much more. From the invigorating Nile, to hot air ballooning over Luxor, to the energetic adventure playground of the Red Sea coral reef and the superb rock formations of Mt. Sinai; you will be enchanted with every step and in every direction.
Warning: Do not travel to Turkey on a diet! If you’re trying to cut carbs or get a beach bod in Turkey, you might want to forget it. Maybe you have the willpower to say no but for most; mouth-watering Turkish cuisine is hard to pass up on. Turkish cuisine is chiefly the continuance of Ottoman cuisine, which in turn used numerous elements and influences from other parts of the world such as Central Asia, Balkan and Caucasian cuisines. Not only are there mountains of Turkish delight and juicy kebabs but there’s so many other delicacies you must try!
Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on the Balkan Peninsular, was previously part of Yugoslavia however, gained independence in 1992. This fascinating country has a deep history of being ruled and overcome by other countries and cultures. The country is most captivating for its East-meets-West surroundings, which has been blended with Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian pasts. With an abundance of medieval ruins, unique towns and cities, stunning mountains, waterfalls and rivers, Bosnia and Herzegovina has plenty of major drawcards for all travellers. It’s only in recent times that wanderers have truly realised how amazing this country is.
Incredible India! We’re sure we’re all aware of Indian cuisine and how tasty it is. However, the Indian curries and snacks that you get on your local high streets perhaps vary a lot to the Indian curries and snacks in India. Indian food is extremely influenced by the climate, culture, traditions and geography, which means that each state of India has a cuisine that tastes different. Although there are truckloads of many types of food that is mouth-watering to us all, we present to you some culinary delights where you’ll be able to explore India through your taste buds.
With bustling cities, ancient medinas, High Atlas Mountains, a far-stretching coastline and the Sahara, Morocco is a country of enormous diversity. And what’s even better? You can explore this magnificent country. But be prepared for Morocco to steal your heart! This country is a travellers’ mecca just waiting for you to discover it.
Guys, we have an exciting announcement! Brand new for 2018, Travel Talk will be offering a Europe Overland tour called Best of Europe. Beginning in March 2018, this jam-packed 13-day tour will visit 7 fantastic countries, all with their own rare landmarks and famous sites. Starting and finishing in London, this tour enables you to explore Bruges, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Rome, Florence, the Swiss Alps and Paris.
If you love unique history, vibrant cultures and fun-filled adventures with like-minded travellers, then this tour is perfect for you. Here are 7 reasons to take a Europe Overland tour:
The Balkans is a fascinating and perhaps mysterious region that is yet to be properly discovered by many wanderers. It’s a region in Europe that is off the beaten track to the classic destinations of Rome, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Berlin. The Balkans is a cultural area with numerous and unclear borders however, the region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains that sweep from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Black Sea. Generally, the area is usually characterised as including Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Romania and though, many travellers have merely explored Croatia, finally, the rest of the Balkans are shining through. And, so they should be.
The region offers all the stunning, captivating, and exciting travel experiences you can imagine. Here are 7 reasons why the Balkans should be on your radar:
Moroccan food is flavoursome, vivid and magnificent. The food of Morocco has influences from Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, which is evident throughout the dishes in the present day and vary between regions. The cooking traditions of its Berber, Jewish, French and Arab people still exist nowadays adding to Morocco’s delicious mix of dishes. Moroccan cuisine is full of loads of flavour and without a doubt your mouth will be delightfully puzzled with the new food combinations you’ll embark on.
There’s nothing that equates to carving your way down the slopes on your skis or snowboard, taking in the stellar scenes and getting that epic adrenaline blast simultaneously. Bansko, Bulgaria’s premium ski resort, is the best place to experience all this. With the longest ski run in Bulgaria, great snow conditions, an epic nightlife and unreal après-ski, it’s no wonder Bansko ski resort is becoming an increasingly popular ski destination.
With the European summer well and truly here, many of you eager travellers will be gearing up to go, and no doubt super excited. Be it a one week trip or a three-month trip, no matter the length the reality of packing for a trip can make you a little stressy. Most of us want pack everything however, due to the backpack or suitcase space (or the lack of it), trying to pack the essentials can be problematic even for the most experienced travellers. But, don’t you get your little self into a hot and bothered mess because we have you sorted! Here’s our key things to pack for a tour in Europe.
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