Elusive and migratory, whale sharks are mysterious creatures. Catching a glimpse of their dotted fins is no easy task, but Discover Qatar’s first expedition cruise will change this: a unique itinerary will take travellers to a marine zone — usually closed to the public — in the north east of the country to see the world’s largest gathering of these gentle giants. Angus Tandy, head of product at Discover Qatar, answers some questions.
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In southern Poland, among the pastures of the Beskids mountain ranges and the Podhale region, Gorals (ethnic highlanders) uphold cheesemaking traditions dating back hundreds of years. Each summer, during the grazing season, head shepherds and their helpers take residence in distinct wooden cabins and make sheep’s cheese. Their huts are located near hiking trails and are accessible to tourists who come for a taste of this delicious local speciality
A river through time
Australia’s longest river cuts a slow course from the remote Snowy Mountains of New South Wales through the Outback to the Southern Ocean. More a meander than a mighty waterway, the Murray’s banks are nonetheless lined with monumental stories that have shaped the continent — plucky tales of immigration, determined irrigation and visionary agriculture that today incorporates some of the nation’s finest vineyards
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THE ROAD OUTWEST
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THE FOREIGN OFFICE
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The secret life of sake
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Offering an irresistible combination of flavours and textures, this classic Chinese dish has a long and complex history — and a cooking process to match
Anubian Kingdom Rises
Excavations at a city on the Nile reveal the origins of an ancient African power
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Lawmen thwart plot to evade extradition by fleeing Britain
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Capture The Castle
A new conference center, legendary Welsh hospitality and a whole lot of history are driving Cardiff’s transformation into a global meetings venue
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Even tech giants have to follow the law.
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