Thing is, much as Cariocas (Rio locals) would love have you think it elsewise, Rio isn’t the only town to which Carnaval comes.
Several years back I was in Senegal with a friend waiting to be served some lunch. The time was a little past midday, the weather of the hottish variety, we were the only ones in the restaurant and had been waiting over an hour when I spotted something that perturbed me. It was three women peeling potatoes.
The smallest and most densely populated of all Central American, El Salvador (literally ‘The Saviour’) has never piqued travel interest quite like its neighbours.
At a time when much of the region sadly seems to be wracked by upheaval and unrest, the Middle East might not seem the world’s most alluring travel destination. And then there’s Jordan…
When you’ve traveled in a region before, it can be tempting to think there’s little to be gained from group travel and a local leader. How wrong I was.
Here at Intrepid, we put a fair bit of stock into experiences being more worthwhile purchases than possessions. As a travel company, lauding the experiential over the material, as well as sounding pretty nifty in itself, constitutes a fairly central tenet of our belief system.
Profess a dislike of beaches and you’ll incur a perplexed look. So far as social propriety carries, thumbing your nose at salt and sand is pretty much tantamount to saying you married your sister. Or flat share with 37 cats. Or begrudge your avocation as a travel writer.
When I think back on it, it was with exceedingly little consideration that I’d decided to hike the Annapurna Circuit. The decision-making process went something like this: I’m in Nepal. Should probs do a hike.
Depending on your age, religious persuasion and general enthusiasm for all things festive, you’ve probably already been through the Christmas shopping debacle quite a few times by now – so you have the whole operation down pat. You’re a finely oiled buying machine, a smooth-sailing purchasing powerhouse – the super yacht of gift giving if you will.
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