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  • 7 festivals in India … you need to visit


    June 11, 2020

    Do you want an authentic taste of India at its most vibrant? Visit during its festivals. Here, we introduce you to some of the best. Nowhere are the rich culture and colourful traditions of India more easily evident than in its festivals. Indeed, the nation has an incredibly exciting programme of annual festivals, which for…

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  • A guide to …Japan’s ancient arts


    June 11, 2020

    Japan’s creative pastimes have a long heritage that offer a fascinating insight into the culture of local communities. The swirling marks of shodo calligraphy; sharp lines of ikebana flower arranging; shapes of mokuhanga wooden block printing; ingeniously designed origami models; and shimmering kirikane gold leaf decoration, are all results of a long history of artistic ritual. Each technique is a proud and respected tradition, and…

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  • Five wellness treatments and practices …from around the world


    June 11, 2020

    We all want to feel the best we can, and traditional practices across the world have approached this differently over the centuries, whether influenced by local geography or culture. We’ve rounded up five very different wellness treatments from around the globe, which you may even want to try for yourself on your travels… Acupuncture Traditional…

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  • AKP responds… to the global pandemic


    May 5, 2020

    Find out how AKP is positively impacting lives and livelihoods in the communities around the world.

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  • Competition…win a group tour to Russia


    February 7, 2020

    Win two places on Cox & Kings’ Classic Russia small group tour to the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg.

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  • A special message…from Australia’s tourist board


    February 6, 2020

    A message of thanks from the Australian tourist board for everyone’s support through the bushfires.

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  • Cinnamon pavlova… by Yotam Ottolenghi


    December 18, 2019

    Try this tasty recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s new cookbook!

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  • A beginner’s guide to …whale watching in Walker Bay


    November 14, 2019

    Travel in season Southern right whale watching season is between June and December each year, with the peak period running between late August and October. Southern right whale, Hermanus, South Africa Book a minimum three-night stay This will allow for a full day to explore the cliff path and the additional option to self-drive via…

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  • Coastal escape …to the Western Cape


    November 14, 2019

    Sandwiched between mountains, forest and coastline, Hermanus is only a two-hour drive from Cape Town with the choice of the more scenic coastal route or the direct inland road. The scenic, self-drive route takes you to Cape Point – an hour and a half from Cape Town – then past the Boulders Beach penguin colony…

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  • Celebration …on the Nile


    November 13, 2019

    The occasion was our 55th wedding anniversary. Cox & Kings perfectly coordinated a welcome in Cairo for eight travellers from three distant parts of the world, all with different flight schedules. Entry into Egypt was smooth. Our visas were collected then transported to the Four Seasons Hotel’s spacious accommodations with views of the pyramids at Giza…

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