Hidden Wakhan: a trek through Afghanistan’s Pamir Mountains – Jonny Duncan – Lonely Planet

Afghanistan has been a grey area for travel since Soviet intervention at the end of the 1970s. Articles are all the more interesting when someone has visited somewhere that is perceived to be ‘off limits’ due to conflict and danger. Jonny Duncan sets off on an amazing journey to visit a group of nomadic herders […]

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How the Jack the Ripper industry distorts London’s East End – Tansy Hoskins – The Guardian

Infamous criminality is often glorified in society, but it’s difficult to know why. This article gives an insight into the tourism brought to the East End of London by the fascination for ‘Jack the Ripper’ who brutally murdered five prostitutes, in the 19th century. The author – Tansy Hoskins – starts by explaining the attraction […]

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How ecotourism in the Amazon shortchanges the locals – Megan Alpert – The Guardian

As someone who is planning to travel South America, I was drawn to this article. I’m very interested in how civilisations smaller than our own work and how they sustain themselves. This is certainly something I’d like to see first hand. Megan Alpert offers an inside perspective on the affect travellers have on settlements, such […]

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Kigali’s Cricket Scene: How sport is helping Rwanda heal from genocide – Mary Holland – The Independent

Mary Holland’s piece has a real purpose. She has gone to Rwanda, a previously war torn country, and assessed the progress that has been made since the genocide of 1994. She finds a surprising healer of the nation’s wound in the growth of a world famous game, which was surprisingly previously unknown in central Africa; […]

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Islas Cíes, Galicia: Spain’s treasured islands – Oliver Balch – The Guardian

This is clearly a well written piece by Oliver Balch, who managed to capture the exclusivity of this little known archipelago. He explains the journey from his own point of view as well as capturing the perspective of his two, pre-teen, sons and their apparent fascination with the pirate connotations to the islands. Despite encapsulating […]

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