The Worldwide Quest Blog
Enjoy our leaders’ reports from the field, our travellers’ stories and pictures, travel advice and staff picks from trips we’re working on.
Tasty in Taiwan
For those of you booked, or thinking of booking our Beautiful Island tour to Taiwan in the spring next year, not only can you expect to be blessed with an extraordinary birding experience, but your playful palates can also expect to be amused. Fuschia Dunlop of the Guardian writes about the multi-layered and multi-cultured influences of the Taiwanese kitchen in this fascinating article about ...
November Photo Contest Winner
Thanks to everyone who entered our November photo contest. We had some amazing submissions, which made it very difficult for the Worldwide Quest team to pick a winner. We had entries from Antarctica, Borneo, Labrador and the winner, from Churchill, Manitoba. Congratulations to Jadzia of Port Elgin, Ontario for this wonderful image 'Waiting for the Ice to Form'. Our December photo contest is now ...
The Taj Mahal ... in Dubai?
Indeed. The International Business Times of the UK has reported that Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates is well along in the designs and plans to build a Taj Mahal in Dubai ... four times larger than the current one in Agra, India. Where the Taj in India is a magnificent mausoleum for Shah Jahan and his wife, the Taj Arabia as it will be called will be a five star hotel ...
Gorilla cubs have recently been born at Israel's Ramat Gan Safari park. The footage of the new cubs are a little raw, but absolutely touching. Getting up close to gorillas in Uganda is one of our many featured trips. The opportunity to see these magnificent animals is limited to the number of permits issued by the Parks Commission. We think this should be on your life list!...
Mystery of Angkor Wat's building process solved
Solving ancient mysteries of the past with today's technology and strong old fashioned deductive reasoning help us understand the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat in northern Cambodia. The inquiring minds of Japan's Waseda University have made a rich discovery as to how massive stone blocks were transported. Angkor Wat is just one of a massive area of Wats and Temples in the are...
Expedition Chile 2012: Andy Johnson
In Andy's own words: 'I like birds. I like to find them, listen to them, watch them, photograph them, draw them and write about them.' Well with a little funding from Cornell Lab of Ornithology and an Ivy Student Expedition grant, Andy set out with colleagues on a Chile expedition and came back with remarkable footage....
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