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Head in the clouds at Buddhism Central

In a former Raj hill station, Tim Bird mingles with Tibetan exiles and seekers of Nirvana: Typical. I decide to visit the home of the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala in the Indian foothills of the Himalayas and he just happens … ..more

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Motion Pictures – Birth of an eBook

Want to capture the essence of your travels on camera? Guild member and photographer extraordinaire Tim Bird has produced an e-guide…….. In early 2015 I was flattered to be approached by the Intrepid adventure travel agency who asked me if I would … ..more

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Turning Fact into Fiction into the Amazon

Luke Waterson on Some of the Challenges Posed When Writing About the Amazon Basin – as a travel writer and as a novelist At school we might have drawn pictures of how we imagined it, or studied its decline in … ..more

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Behind the scenes at London City

What does the future hold for London City Airport? Plans for expansion – approved by Newham Council but opposed by the capital’s outgoing Mayor Boris Johnson – will be examined at a public inquiry next year. Guild members were given … ..more

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Star of hope – migrant stories retold in Antwerp

As desperate refugees seek new lives in Europe, Roger Bray visits a museum dedicated to millions of Europeans who escaped to America  between 1873 and 1934: The best museums are not just collections of objects but places that prompt the … ..more

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Petra: protecting a delicate rose

It’s 30 years since Petra in Jordan was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list and, as Carole French discovers, efforts to protect it and its communities remain as passionate as ever: Nothing quite prepares you for your first visit to Petra. … ..more

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Kew for a party – The BGTW celebrates summer in the gardens

The Guild held its annual summer party at Kew Gardens. Neil Taylor reports: Travel writers are well used to exaggeration, both in what they read in press releases and therefore perhaps in what they subsequently write. “Magnificent” “outstanding” and “unique” … ..more

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Vincent Van Gogh – 125 Years of Inspiration

Thirty European art museums are this year commemorating the life of Vincent van Gogh, the influential Post-Impressionist painter, writes Stuart Forster. The Van Gogh 2015 – 125 years of inspiration project involves institutions in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Van … ..more

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