Chumbe Island: An Eco-Paradise in Zanzibar

At low tide, Chumbe Island looked like a perfect fantasy: dazzling white sand, clear blue water and coral reefs. We waded from the boat to the beach, passing dozens of starfish. A member of the resort staff was there to welcome us.

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Tossing a Dosa: Cookery Class with Roni in Varkala

“You don’t want to make the dish too hot, or your guests will start flying” says Roni. “So cut the chillies in half and take them out if things are getting too spicy”

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Snapshot: Sharpham Vineyard

On the banks of the River Dart in South Devon, Sharpham Vineyard is a good place for a vineyard tour, leisurely lunch or both.

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Messing about on the River: Kerala’s Backwaters

Backwater cruises are everywhere in Kerala. From the government tourist office to your guesthouse, everybody will try to sell you a trip on a converted rice barge. But if you’d like to see the backwaters in a more low-key way, …

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