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Himalayan High!

"In the old days, the tourist hub of Kathmandu was Jochne, aka 'Freak Street'. But the hippies are long gone and Thamel is now the place for travellers to relax in lively bars and international restaurants." Kay and Dave pay a visit to Nepal's capital city.

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The Fairy Queen - the world's oldest steam locomotive pulling a main-line service

A trip on the Fairy Queen

"If you want to get from A to B quickly, don't go on the world's oldest working steam locomotive, the Fairy Queen. Part of the charm of such a trip is its unpredictability. And the "old lady", as she's affectionately known by some, certainly is charming." Kay McMahon tells of her weekend trip on Indian Rail's Fairy Queen, pulled by the world's oldest main-line steam locomotive.

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1001 Nights on the Ancient Silk Road

Hotel Kervansaray, Diyarbakir Ever-new theme hotels in Las Vegas lead you to believe that you no longer need to embark on a long-haul flight to explore the Occident and Orient. It can all be found within a square mile on the strip of Las Vegas, room service and gambling included. But America’s theme hotels are […]

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Istanbul: hotels and restaurants for the business traveller

"Here are my top choices for hotels and restaurants in Istanbul. Unlike the usually rather cheap accommodation and dining options in Istanbul, these choices are all at the upper end of the price scale and thus to be recommended to business travellers with a considerable budget allowance, or to holiday makers who seek something very special and are prepared to pay for it." A tour of some of the upscale places to stay and dine in Istanbul.

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Tropical Tioman

"Being a diver, the well known diving location of Tioman was a natural draw. Once voted one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, Tioman was used as the location of the mythical Bali Hai in the '50s film South Pacific." Julian Hyde waxes lyrical about the beauties of Tioman.

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