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Author Archives: Meera Dattani

Family tree: Getting back to my roots

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Family tree: Getting back to my roots

How much do you know about your family tree? Born in Essex to Indian parents who hailed from Uganda, our writer goes in search of her long-lost ancestors in the state of Gujarat, India’s ‘jewel…

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South Africa: The Northern Cape

South Africa

South Africa: The Northern Cape

Head to the Northern Cape — South Africa’s largest province — and discover the Green Kalahari, from the desert terrain of Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, to the fertile valleys of the Orange River and Augrabies Falls…

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Angkor: The road less travelled

Cambodia

Angkor: The road less travelled

Enjoy solitary hikes and kayaking trips among floating villages which take you into the heart of Angkor Archaeological Park - with not a tourist in sight

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Khao Sok: Thailand’s secret garden

Thailand

Khao Sok: Thailand’s secret garden

Turn your back on the crowded beaches of Phuket and head inland to Khao Sok National Park, a spectacularly diverse wilderness that’s thriving after decades of conflict and exploitation. Here you’ll find a land of…

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Siem Reap: Street food

Cambodia

Siem Reap: Street food

Adventurous and intrepid doesn’t always extend to the palate. I realised this when I declined a handful of deep-fried silkworms, the garlicky aroma not quite persuasive enough.

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The new heart of Africa

South Africa

The new heart of Africa

Small miracles abound in iSimangaliso, a thriving wetland in South Africa’s Zululand. With the Indian Ocean at its fringes and eight interlinking ecosystems, it’s no wonder savvy travellers view this UNESCO-listed park as the next…

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