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woman learning to play the drums in Cuba


I love that feeling of anonymity and escapism that travelling affords; immersing myself in the local culture using a phrasebook. The journey is all part of the experience and sitting squashed in the back of a bus or on the roof of a train with locals, sharing food and smiles are the moments I treasure most. On a 50-hour train journey to Tibet, we learned to count to ten with locals who did not speak one word of English. In Latin America I really got involved when learning to speak Spanish and it far enriched my experience.

Travel specialist smiling in front of Everest in Tibet


Breathtaking scenery is what it’s all about for me, sitting back and thinking; ‘Wow that was worth the swim/hike/ride/climb’ and just feeling completely blown away. I particularly like veering off the beaten track to explore snow-capped mountains, beach-combing and volcanoes. One of the best experiences I have had is wlaking the Camino de Santiago – a month across Spain where I witnessed many a sunrise and sunset. Probably the best sunrise ever though was at Everest Base Camp in Tibet.

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Ceri’s Top Ten Facts about Cuba

4th January 2014 by Ceri

Our Central America expert Ceri is a huge Cuba fan and returns to Cuba whenever she has the chance! Here are her top ten fast facts about this great place.

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A homestay experience on Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake

16th December 2015 by Ceri

One of Ceri's Cambodia highlights was spending the Khmer New Year with a local family on the Tonle Sap - the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia.

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