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The world’s greatest commutes

The world’s greatest commutes

David Whitley June 28, 2015 Comments Off on The world’s greatest commutes

For most of us, the commute into work involves a miserable crush in a crowded train carriage, face into an obese man’s armpit, knees thwacking into umbrellas and eyebrows dicing with paper cuts from

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Desert dune-bashing and wadi swimming tour in Oman | Review

Desert dune-bashing and wadi swimming tour in Oman | Review

David Whitley January 9, 2014 Comments Off on Desert dune-bashing and wadi swimming tour in Oman | Review

David Whitley heads to the Sharqiya Sands for a taste of Oman’s desert dunescape. Sharqiya Sands The road suddenly ends. We go from tarmac to dunes; an abrupt switch from the real world to

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Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

David Whitley March 18, 2013 Comments Off on Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

Easy additions to a traveller’s country count – whether it’s border runs from Dubai to Oman, ferries from Hong Kong to Macau or a bus from Singapore to Malaysia – from major international hub

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Dune-bashing on the Al Sharqiyah Sands, Oman

Dune-bashing on the Al Sharqiyah Sands, Oman

David Whitley February 17, 2013 Comments Off on Dune-bashing on the Al Sharqiyah Sands, Oman

The Al Sharqiyah sands in Oman are proper desert – wild dunes waving up and down across the horizon. And attempting to tame them in a 4WD vehicle may not be particularly environmentally friendly,

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Watching a turtle give birth at Ras Al-Jinz, Oman

David Whitley August 28, 2012 Comments Off on Watching a turtle give birth at Ras Al-Jinz, Oman

David Whitley steps out into the moonlight on a remote Omani beach in order to watch turtles giving birth. When it comes to childbirth, humans have it relatively easy. Well, they do when compared

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Top ten driving holiday destinations

Top ten driving holiday destinations

David Whitley July 10, 2012 Comments Off on Top ten driving holiday destinations

There are few thrills to match the sense of arrival after a day on the road. Pulling into somewhere new following hours of exploration and adventure releases a vaguely euphoric feeling. It’s a sense

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How to relax?

David Whitley November 16, 2010 6

Proper holiday On Monday, I shall be going on holiday for the first time in far too long. By holiday, I mean that I’ve not got any specific jobs lined up and I shall

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