Travel wouldn’t be travel unless you experience what exactly makes the destination come alive. By travelling to different places you get to experience a variety of cultures first-hand from different beliefs and values to a whole new language. Travelling opens your eyes and allows you to experience things that are not common or unheard of in your own culture. It is a great way of learning. Learning about someone else’s culture will enable you to see things in a different light and gain a new perspective, it will also allow you to get to know them better from which you can draw similarities and differences between your culture to theirs.
Australia is the place to visit for anyone looking for adventure, exotic sites, friendly people and breathtaking nature. The Land Down Under has it all and then some, but there are a few locations that take priority on the list of things to see and do.
The UK is the land of Manchester United, the Beatles, making awkward eye contact with strangers on the tube and eating roast dinners in the pub with someone’s drunken aunt. Admittedly, British summers can be a bit disappointing weather-wise, but if you’re looking for something to do this summer, spending a month or two in Britain can really help you boost your English language skills, and teach you a lot about yourself and the country.
Brazil’s name over the years has been closely associated with images of football, favelas (poor neighbourhoods), beaches and bikini-clad women playing volleyball. Although it is true that it does indeed have all these things, it cannot solely be defined by them. There are many beautiful places in Brazil with some of the kindest and warmest people I have ever met. Brazilian cuisine is a melting pot of its very mixed heritage, with the country home to people from almost every continent on the planet. In this article however, I shall limit myself to a single slice of south east Brazil, the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.
Ever wanted to visit the Great Wall, see the pandas, get lost under the lights of Shanghai or just enjoy some great Chinese food? Well now may be your chance to do so, thanks to two separate deals with award winning SAS Airlines. Fly from Europe to China from only £229/€290 return throughout the year.
Having found a super cheap deal to China at the end of 2015, I didn’t regret a moment of the time I spent in the beautiful country,
The French archipelago of Guadeloupe is situated in the sunny and beautiful Caribbean, more precisely, sandwiched between the island of Dominica to the south and Antigua & Barbuda and Montserrat to the north. The archipelago of Guadeloupe is comprised of 6 main islands – Basse-Terre (where the island’s capital is located), Grande-Terre, Les Saintes, La Désirade, Marie-Galante and Petit Terre. Each island has its own charm and offers many exciting activities. (more…)
“Does Kim Jong Un live in Pyongyang?” A rather ‘safe’ question I thought to myself. The response I got “probably”, with minimum eye contact as our Korean tour guide hastily looked away. Other members of the group looked at me as if to say ‘that was awkward’. The secrets of North Korea stay in North Korea…
The Chinese are famous for eating just about anything! You just have to walk on the streets of Beijing to see all kinds of animals in various shapes and sizes hanging from restaurant windows. As a vegetarian, so many of my friends had said to me “you are going to struggle for food in China”. The reality once I got there, was far from it. Here are some of my top picks for vegetarian restaurants in Beijing.
Its that time of the year again. The festive season has passed and as winter sets in thoughts inevitably turn to holiday, where when, how and most importantly the cost. There are various things that a typical traveller can do to save costs not only on flights but often on accommodation. Earth Uncovered shares some of the top money saving tips for your next holiday.
From the 14th – 17th January 2016, the streets of central London were illminated as the city played host to the Lumiere London lights festival. Developed by creative producers Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London the free to attend event saw 30 artworks across four main areas: King’s Cross; Mayfair and Grosvenor Square; Piccadilly, Regent Street, Leicester Square and St James’s; and Trafalgar Square and Westminster. Earth Uncovered shares some of the best pictures from Lumiere London.
With 2015 at an end, Earth Uncovered Editor-in-Chief reflects on some of the key moments in 2015 and shares some of highlights for 2016.
With canals dating back over 200 years, quaint cafe’s and great artistic scene, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is hot on destination list of many travellers. No longer the stag-do capital it was once notorious for, in recent years Amsterdam seen a new lease of life as the red light district has transformed itself in to one of Europe’s most hipster hotspots. Earth Uncovered shares some of the more unusual places to stay in the Dutch capital.
Dubai is known for its efficient and sophisticated infrastructure, along with a well-devised network of shopping, dining, and leisure attractions. Despite its futuristic attractions, traditional culture remains intact here, and for many people, visiting Dubai’s desert and discovering the ancient Bedouin lifestyle and heritage is an elevating experience. After all, there is something unusual about its untamed beauty, which is enchanting and photograph-worthy, meriting a trip in its own right. However, a trip to the desert can present you with some unique challenges. The safety tips mentioned below will help you ensure the best desert safari in Dubai.
Known as the “Black Pearl of the Aegean”, Santorini is located Southern Aegean Sea, 120 miles southeast of mainland Greece. A popular destination on the European tourist trail, it’s no surprise tourists flock in their thousands to witness the beauty and intrigue of this beautiful island. Whether to admire the colourful architecture in the town of Oia or have swim in the turquoise waters, there is truly something for everyone. Gourmets will love the selection of fresh fish and wine available in the hidden away tavernas or world class restaurants. Barhoppers can enjoy a tipple until the early hours of the morning. If you are looking to relax, there is no better way to do so than overlooking the beautiful island and its surroundings from high up in an infinity pool. Whatever your reason for visiting, let Santorini inspire you…