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Photo: Bill Clinton and George HW Bush became close friends RESPECT by Decca Aitkenhead This is such a wonderful article that I wanted to include it on this website. Despite…
Travel in India has entered a golden age. It has always been exceptionally interesting, but when travellers left the main destinations they often faced difficulties and discomfort.
From Market Driven To Market Driving
When I was in Tamil Nadu in 2003 this article was given to me by Dr Venkatasawamy, who is mentioned in the article that he handed me. Dr V, as…
Elephants in India
Behind the world’s back, elephants are still being bought and sold in the small town of Sonepur near the Ganges.
Gorillas are mostly gentle, but one of them kept me in my place. Until the pioneering studies of George Schaller in the 1950s, the gorilla was considered a terrifying and savage beast, rumoured to have a propensity for raping women.
The Honey Guide
During a walking safari in Zambia my guide pointed to a small sparrow-like bird, then told me an incredible story. He said that this nondescript little creature, the Greater Honeyguide, uses a…
I was once a spectator at one of the last great tiger shoots in India, before the sport was abolished in 1970. In the hills of Madya Pradesh, buffalo were tied up overnight to attract the prey…
Dear Hotel Owner
Ever since becoming Travel Editor of Harpers & Queen, I have felt increasingly sorry for the rich. During my earlier impecunious travels, I had fantasised about celebrated hotels.