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whl.travel Welcomes Travellers to the Mystical Culture and Highlands of Tibet

  • whl travel
  • 28 October 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE. Perched on the roof of the world is the astounding region of Tibet, one of those lands that most people only dream of visiting. whl.travel has partnered with Tibet Travel Professionals, which has been organising complete Tibet travel packages for foreign visitors since 2005, to ensure a memorable and hassle-free trip to this ancient realm.

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The Quiet Adventures of Banja Luka Come to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 26 August 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND BOSNIAN. Tucked away in a quiet northwest corner of Bosnia-Herzegovina lies one of the last untouched natural ecosystems in Europe. You would be hard pressed to find more unspoiled countryside than that around Banja Luka, where lack of easy access and limited infrastructure once halted the usual tourist swell to this region.

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Taking the High Road from Cusco to La Paz: Bus Travel in South America

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 19 August 2011

I weighed the advice of a local tour operator in Cusco, Peru. He was helping me plan the next leg of my trip to La Paz, Bolivia. “I suggest you take an airplane,” he said. I considered my options: a 14-hour overnight bus ride or a one-hour flight. “I think I’ll… take the bus,” I said. I made my decision for a combination of reasons, including my concerns about airplane travel: its heavy carbon emissions and its insulation from the local experience of place and journey in which I believe.

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Top Five Things to Do in Lijiang, China

  • Lily Zhang
  • 15 July 2011

Lijiang, China, is a charming city in the heart of Yunnan province, a region notable for its ethnic minorities. Lily Zhang, a local Naxi woman who grew up in a beautiful Naxi village about 15 kilometres from Lijiang City, is the whl.travel local connection in Lijiang. As a Lijiang local, Lily shares the top 5 things to do in Lijiang while on a Lijiang holiday.

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Raw Nature Revealed in Montenegro: Podgorica Ecotourism

  • Samantha Libby
  • 12 July 2011

Set against the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, Podgorica, Montenegro, is home to some of the most stunning gorges, peaks, rivers and valleys in Europe, if not the world. Even better, thanks to its relative distance from the tourist track, its centuries-old culture and traditions have remained largely intact.

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Top Five Natural Baths Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 2 May 2011

For ages, people have travelled far and wide in search of a good bath. Journeying to natural pools and hot springs with healing properties has been ‘medical tourism’ in its simplest form. Nowadays, though, a healthy soak in the mineral-rich waters of thermal springs is more than just doctor’s orders; finding the natural hot spots for a relaxing steep is a way to appreciate the unique geographical qualities of a place while simultaneously indulging in some healing.

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Photo of the Week: Köyceğiz Village, Dalyan, Turkey

  • Murat Demirci (Photo) Sonja Grau (Text)
  • 5 December 2010

This photo shows a landscape from Köyceğiz village, which is located near Lake Köyceğiz and Dalyan in southwest Turkey. There are only a few lakes in the world that discharge their water to the sea via a river. Lake Köyceğiz is one of them, located in Turkey’s Mugla province. Thanks to its unique characteristics, it is also the central element of the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area.

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Photo of the Week: Migratory Birds, Lijiang, China

  • Lily Zhang (photo and Text)
  • 28 November 2010

This is a picture of the bar-headed goose, a migratory bird that spends part of its year in and around the Lashi Lake nature reserve to the west of Lijiang city in the Yunnan Province of China. During winter time, from November to March, thousands of migratory birds from northern China and Siberia flock to Lashi Lake for the winter. The Lake provides a very nice, warm, safe environment with enough food for all the birds.

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Bolivia’s Vast Salar de Uyuni Is a Savoury Addition to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 30 September 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. Formed from an expanse of transformed, prehistoric lakes, Salar de Uyuni – the largest salt flat in the world – is a truly jaw-dropping sight. This completely unique geographic curiosity features prominently on the majority of Bolivian itineraries that allow travellers to make the most of their time and the gorgeous highlights.

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Malawi Opens the Warm Heart of Africa to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 22 July 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND CHICHEWA. Malawi is one of Africa’s little known treasures. Surrounded by the much larger countries of Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, Malawi is a narrow nation that runs north to south along the Great Rift Valley. It’s been called ‘the warm heart of Africa.’

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