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  • Going Tribal on Tanna Island, Vanuatu

    Going Tribal on Tanna Island, Vanuatu

    October 2nd, 2014Kia
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    After leaving Rough Guides to go and explore some of the Pacific’s tiniest islands, Kia Abdullah discovers serenity and adrenaline on Tanna Island in eastern Vanuatu.  Port Resolution Yacht Club – the name alone evokes vistas of bejewelled starlets sipping cocktails by a Monaco pier. It’s elegant, glamorous, refined – but also a bit of…

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  • Face your fears in the name of travel

    Face your fears in the name of travel

    March 17th, 2014Kia
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    From arachnophobia to fear of loneliness – Kia Abdullah explores how to face your fears and open up the world of travel. It was early morning on my first day in Cambodia that the feeling of dread descended. Trundling along in a tuk tuk, I felt something heavy land on my leg. The brown-black mass was…

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  • Climbing Nevis Peak, Saint Kitts & Nevis

    Climbing Nevis Peak, Saint Kitts & Nevis

    August 27th, 2013Kia
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    On a paradise island in the Caribbean, there lies a deceivingly tricky peak that makes for a gruelling climb. In a risky and adrenaline-filled struggle to the top, Kia Abdullah scales Nevis Peak, Saint Kitts & Nevis. Tell a local you’re climbing Nevis Peak without a guide and they’ll first laugh in your face and,…

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  • Travelling with disabilities – four people share their experiences

    Travelling with disabilities – four people share their experiences

    May 24th, 2013Kia
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    Travellers often take pride in difficulties and minor hardships – eating alone in a busy restaurant or finding their way after a few wrong turns – but what if visiting somewhere new was a real physical and mental challenge? Here four Rough Guiders share their experiences of accessible travel and give their advice on going…

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