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The Perfect Peru Itinerary

When asked what they know about Peru many people jump straight to Machu Picchu (not literally, it’s quite a long hike). Some conspiracy theorists history buffs may also talk of  the amazing and still genuinely mysterious lines at Nazca. Other than these, Peru’s highlights are discussed in roughly the same manner that astrophysics is at STA Towers…briefly and with very little actual knowledge.

With this in mind, we’ve drawn from our own journeys and the experiences of our Travel Experts to pull together a guide to the wonders of Peru. This itinerary can be followed point by point, mixed up, added to, subtracted from or discarded entirely. But it’s pretty good. We promise.


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6 Weird Christmas Traditions from Around the World

When thought of in isolation, Christmas traditions in the UK aren’t the most normal of things. We eat food we’re honestly not that keen on (sprouts we’re looking at you), leave alcohol and a carrot out for an obese man and his pet reindeer and pull brightly coloured tubes lined with a chemically-impregnated card strips until they go bang and we can wear a flimsy paper hat.

But our odd actions ain’t got nothing on these…

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Emily the Cricket Nut Goes Nuts for Adelaide Oval Internship

Earlier this year, we sent 8 lucky winners to complete exciting internships in South Australia. Our final blog is from Emily who worked at the iconic Adelaide Oval cricket ground as a Sports and events intern.

Beach life

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Five things not to miss in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a modern metropolis surrounded by culturally diverse suburbs slap bang in the middle of a jungle. The overgrown, half-finished building works on the outskirts look like the remains of a hidden lost world and just a short train ride away you’ll discover ancient caves guarded by giant golden statues.

It’s not all rainforests and ruins though, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC for short) is as modern as central London (and much cleaner) with towering skyscrapers, underground malls and some great hidden gems. Read on for our top five things to do in this epic city.

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5 reasons working in Adelaide was the best!

Earlier this year, we sent 8 lucky winners to complete exciting internships in South Australia. Today’s blog comes from one of those winners, Camilla, who worked at The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, home to one of Australia’s great art collections. Following her placement, Milly chose to stay on and explore Australia further, backpacking around the country.

I was instantly struck by the hotchpotch of architecture they have in South Australia. Flanked with looming glass towers over Victorian brickwork, straight, flat avenues of road are cornered with French-colonial balconies.


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