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Travel books: one new, one old, two reviews.

To a Mountain in Tibet, by Colin Thubron

A simple tale of a man travelling on foot to the sacred slopes of the holy mountain of Kailas in the western Himalaya, Thubron’s deceptively profound account is also an inner journey of remembrance and grief: for his recently deceased mother, and for other family members also departed.

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India Q&A with Steve Wroe

Our India expert Steve Wroe recently had a Q&A with Gecko’s facebook fans, all about the wild and wonderful world that is India. Below is a summary of the chat, to help you plan your next trip to the fabulous country! Happy reading, and get in touch if you’ve got any other queries, about India or anywhere else...

Destinations

What places do you recommend that are off the beaten track but still accessible by the average traveller?

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Fes tanneries, Morocco - Image of the Week

Image of the week: Fes tanneries, Morocco, by Steve Mortimer

Trip of the week: Classic Morocco
Do you like what you see? Then why not have a look at our Classic Morocco trip. A great introduction to the rich history and diverse culture of Morocco.

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Island paradises

Meet Your Social Media Team!

Hey all you in Social Media land. I thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself and my counterpart Hélène. We look after all your social media needs for Gecko's Adventures. So if you saw it on Facebook or Twitter, it’s our handy work. I hope you’ve been enjoying what we have been sharing with you all……

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Saris and sixes in Rajasthan

Tim Bouma recalls one of his favourite experiences whilst travelling through colourful Rajasthan.

‘It was 10 days in to our Gecko’s Backroads of Rajasthan tour and after spending two relaxing days in the beautiful lake-side city of Udaipur, we arrived in the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, with the mighty Meherangarh fort towering high above us on the steep cliffs.

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Hoi An market, Vietnam - Image of the Week

Image of the week: Hoi An market, Vietnam, by Ewen Bell

Trip of the week: Vietnam Culinary Journey
Do you like what you see? Then why not have a look at our Vietnam Culinary Journey trip. An exciting gastronomic adventure exploring the delectable and varied world of Vietnamese cuisine.

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Morning on the Ganges, Varanasi in India - Image of the Week

Image of the week: Morning on the Ganges, Varanasi in India, by Steve Wroe

Trip of the week: Jewels of the North
Do you like what you see? Then why not have a look at our Jewels of the North trip. Northern India is home to many of the iconic 'jewels' that one associates with this fascinating country.

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Lamb Rogan Josh

The Rogan Josh is a classic aromatic dish, which originates from Kashmir and one of our favourites here in the office. This recipe is a real winner and perfect for sharing with friends. Bring the taste of India straight to your plate. It serves 4.

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On the Road - Argentina's Northwest

Think ‘Argentina’ and certain iconic images spring readily to mind: the tango, mighty Iguazu, snow-clad Andean giants and gauchos riding the endless plains. All great, but in our bid to showcase just how fabulous the country is, we thought we’d give a bit of love to the northwest – an area more popular with Argentinian travellers than overseas visitors, but one that is amply endowed with unforgettable sights ready for discovery.

The Quebrada de Humahuaca

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