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South Lakes Safari Zoo: Britain’s Most Controversial Zoo?

South Lakes Safari Zoo holds a special place in my heart when it comes to days out in South Lakeland in the English Lake District. Before becoming an expat and moving overseas, it was a regular feature of trips to the area. I’m not sure what made me like it so much but as a

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Exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

35 degrees, blazing sunshine and extreme humidity. What better way to spend a morning than dragging a 5 year old and a 3 year old through the Vietnamese jungle, crawling through claustrophobically thin tunnels up to 8m underground and all with a background soundtrack of live weapons fire from thrill seeking tourists paying $1/bullet to

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Tiananmen Square with Children

Visiting Tiananmen Square should rank highly on anybodies list when travelling in China. Named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) which separates it from the Forbidden City at it’s northern end, the square is enormous, having been expanded to four times it’s original size under Mao Zedong’s leadership in the 1950s. Mao’s vision was

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Five Things With Kids: Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s bustling capital city, is a fantastic destination for a short break or a longer holiday. However, unlike many of Malaysia’s popular tourist hotspots, there isn’t a beach in sight. Crammed full of trendy bars, shopping malls and hotels, it would be easy to think that this South East Asian hotspot wasn’t the

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Hong Kong Disney Land: Halloween

We visited Disney World in Orlando, Florida last summer and despite some trepidation about ‘spending a fortnight in an expensive theme park’ I very quickly joined the rest of the family in rapt admiration of the 25,000 acre ‘magic kingdom’. So it was with an equal measure of excitement and anxiety that we approached our trip

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