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We know you'll love our guides too...
Look at Serkan's face. Serkan must be thinking about what's in store next day... You'd think our in-country trip coordinator would be smiling on the joyous occasion of our welcome dinner in Istanbul, especially wearing his new Wildland Adventures shirt! But, alas, we have to cut Serkan some slack...the next day after our dinner together, he was driving 4 hours to his fiance's village to ask for her hand in marriage and seek approval from the folks! So, we can understand how he might have been a bit distracted in the moment the picture was taken thinking what he was going to say the next day! But, just minutes later, he and our Turkish director and lead guide, Alper, got up from the table to smile big time in celebration of the moment at the start of our 25th Wildland Anniversary Adventure in Turkey.   And, oh, by the way, the...
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Sailing the Nubian Sands

Sailing the Nubian Sands
Sudan Travel Expedition March 2012   Guest Review: Alice Byers c ustom trip to Sudan   My friend Taddy and I were seeking another trip. We had loved travelling together last year in Ethiopia , just the two of us with a guide and some drivers on an itinerary arranged by my stalwart tour operator Wildland Adventures . It’s not easy for Taddy and I to find a trip that accommodates both of us! She has travelled in twice as many countries as I have, and we don’t entirely share areas of future interest. But last fall Taddy had identified a possible archaeological trip to Sudan that was to be led by two experts. It was to be very expensive and to accommodate a group as large as 17. We did not like that idea very much, but we liked the idea of traveling up and down the Nile River viewing...
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Culinary Colombia

Culinary Colombia
  Sorting coffee at San Alberta My first encounter with the flavors of Colombia occurred in Buenos Aires last April while wandering the streets surrounding the San Telmo market. Guiding trips is hard work and after close to three weeks on the road leading a group of Wildland travelers on our Hikers Patagonia Anniversary Adventure, I was famished and on a personal mission to eat every empanada I could get my hands on. Fortunately they were in no short supply that Sunday with countless people selling the steaming, savory pockets of beef, chicken and potato mixtures from grocery carts on the street. Out of the fifteen or so I consumed, the one that stood out was the ‘ Colombian style ’ empanada which had a fried cornmeal crust and came with a little cup of spicy sauce that I came to know as aji picante. I stood there in the market...
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Beautiful in Borneo

Beautiful in Borneo
  So far the Borneo tour has exceeded expectations and we've been incredibly lucky with our wildlife sightings. First big day included seeing a mother and new born orangutan show up for the feeding at the Sepelok Rehabilitation center followed by a sneak peak preview of the Borneo Sun Bear center and seeing 5 bears close up. Next we cruised up the Kinabatangan River and by chance spotted a large heard of pygmy elephants eating and playing in the river. This was very rare and we stayed to watch two males jousting in the river for nearly two hours as the sun started to set and the fireflies by the hundreds began to emerge in the nearby trees lighting them up like Christmas trees. A phenomenal day that had everyone giving hi fives! Lighting struck twice for us as we moved on to the Danum Valley conservation area where we happened...
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10 Must Read Travel Books

10 Must Read Travel Books
  Most travelers relish a good read as enthusiastically as they book their next plane ticket, for when the body is forced to stay put, a book at least allows the mind to wander limitlessly. Our Wild staff members are no exception and when we aren’t traveling, creating a new trip or writing and talking about adventure travel, we’re reading about our destinations in the form of guide books, novels, conservation journals, poli-sci essays – you name it! Here are some of our must-reads, organized by region, for your next global adventure with Wildland!  India & Asia  1.  Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kirin Desai For a change of pace in Indian literature, which can often be depressing, I recommend this book. This is a humorous look at the eccentricities of India’s Hindu pilgrimage culture with a touch of family relationships and peek into village life. Add in excellent writing...
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