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									6 GLOBETROTTING with Goway Winter Edition

By Bob Glazier                         whelmed by not only the magnif-
Angkor What? Some might say.           icence of the site but also by the
However, this amazing ancient          intricate detail of the designs of
site situated close to Siem Reap in    this city of baroque palaces, tow-
Cambodia must rank with other          ering monuments, royal mau-
major archeological world sites        soleums and temples once burst-
such as India’s Taj Mahal or the       ing with diamonds, rubies and
Pyramids in Egypt. Originally          gold.
built as a city with one million       Getting to Angkor Wat
inhabitants around the 9th centu-      Angkor Wat can be reached from
ry AD, Angkor Wat was the centre       either Phnom Penh, the capital of
of the wealthy and powerful            Cambodia (another interesting
Khmer Empire until the 15th cen-       stop) or Bangkok in Thailand,
tury AD. It was eventually invad-      both roughly a one hour flight
ed and ransacked by the Thais,         away landing at Siem Reap air-
and the Khmers abandoned               port. Siem Reap has an abun-
Angkor Wat in 1432. It was not         dance of hotel accommodation

                                                                               INCREDIBLE INDIA
until 1858 that the city was redis-    ranging from moderate to ultra
covered by French naturalist,          deluxe establishments and is
Henri Mouhot. It was restored          located approximately seven kilo-
continually from the early 1900’s
until the civil war in Cambodia
                                       metres from the site itself.
                                       Goway offers a selection of
                                                                               L A N D                              O F               M A H A R A J A S
prevented further improvements                                                By Bob Glazier                           various colours it exudes. Next stop,      as Mumbai. If you want to see how
                                       stopover packages and escorted                                                  Jaipur, known as the “Pink City”           much India has changed since
in the 1970’s and 80’s. Today,                                                Why do we believe India is incredi-
                                       tours which include Angkor Wat.                                                 due to the colour of many of its his-      Colonial days, this is the place.
restoration is still ongoing.                                                 ble? There are many reasons but
                                       Details are available on request.                                               toric buildings. Here you can ride         Bombay is both the cultural and
Seeing is believing, they say.                                                overall, is there another country to
                                       Bob Glazier is Goway’s Product         compare with the colourful mosaic        on an elephant to reach the beauti-        commercial heart of the country.
Many have travelled to Cambodia
                                       Development Manager for Orient-        that is India, the World’s largest       ful and majestic Amber Fort. On to         If this tour is not sufficient to satisfy
with the intention of visiting
                                       Asia. Bob is a genuine Globetrotter    democracy? What comes to mind            Varanasi, the Holy Hindu city with         you, extensions are available includ-
Angkor Wat and have come away
                                       who has travelled extensively          when you think of India? The Taj         an atmosphere, which is at the same        ing exotic Goa with its combination
stating they were simply over-
                                       throughout Orient-Asia.                Mahal of course but that is just one     time, mystical and provoking. You          of beaches and history. For second
                                                                              delight. There are the four T’s as we                                               time or more adventurous visitors,
                                                                              call them – Temples, Trains, Tigers                                                 the South of India beckons. Its
                                                                              and Tea or the 3 M’s – Maharajas,                                                   ornate temples, animal sanctuaries
                                                                              Mountains and Monuments. Let’s                                                      and backwater canals are just a few
                                                                              take a look at some of the varied                                                   of its many attractions. Perhaps the
                                                                              and amazing places one can experi-                                                  Himalayas are a must, or at least the
                                                                              ence on a visit to India on Goway’s                                                 foothills where you will find unsur-
                                                                              “Classic India” tour, the perfect                                                   passed beauty in its landscapes. Or
                                                                              two-week itinerary for first time vis-                                              maybe go tiger viewing in one of the
                                                                              itors.                                                                              National Parks. And then there is
                                                                              One starts in the capital, Delhi                                                    the luxurious “Palace on Wheels”
Angkor Wat took 50,000 artisans, workers and slaves 40 years to build.
                                                                              which offers glimpses of both the                                                   with its one week train itinerary
                                                                                                                                                                  around the highlights of Northern
                                                                              old and the new. Old Delhi teems         Learn Yoga in India. The ultimate
                                                                              with life and also houses a city with-                                              India.
                                                                                                                       aim in yoga is to unite the human
TRAVEL IDEAS IN ASIA                   TRAVEL IN THE YEAR                     in a city, the Red Fort and Mahatma      soul with the universal spirit.            This summary only scratches the

According to Bob Glazier, Goway’s
                                       OF THE MONKEY                          Gandhi’s atmospheric memorial
                                                                              site. New Delhi shows the progress
                                                                                                                       will enjoy an early morning cruise
                                                                                                                                                                  surface of what India is all about.
                                                                                                                                                                  What we can guarantee is that once
                                                                                                                       on the sacred River Ganges to view
Orient-Asia Manager, the following                                            that has made it a contemporary                                                     you set foot in this land, you will be
                                                                                                                       the city as it comes to life. Close by
ideas are his top 5 cool travel sug-                                          metropolis. After Delhi, head for                                                   drawn back again to experience
                                                                                                                       is Khajuraho with its erotic but
gestions in Asia.                                                             Agra, home of the famed Taj Mahal,                                                  more of Incredible India.
                                                                                                                       artistic temple carvings. Another
                                                                              a monument built for love by the                                                    Getting to India: Air Canada has
      Amazing Angkor Wat                                                                                               wonderful stop is Udaipur, proba-
                                                                              Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife                                                     daily ‘Over the Pole’ flights to
        3 day stopover.                                                                                                bly India’s most beautiful city where
                                                                              who died during childbirth. The Taj                                                 Delhi. Connect via Toronto.
        from USD $305                                                                                                  you enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola
                                                                              Mahal must be seen at different
       Vietnam Showcase                                                                                                with its backdrop of low mountains.        Best time to travel: Mid
                                                                              times of the day to experience the
                                                                                                                       Finally comes Bombay, now known            September to mid April.
  13 day experience through the
      new “in” destination.
        from USD $1757                                                        GREAT INDIA
        Classic Myanmar                                                       T R AV E L I D E A S
  6 day visit to this undiscovered
                                                                                         Classic India
                                                                                13 day experience through the
         from USD $783
                                                                               very heart of this colourful land.
           Classic India                                                              from USD $1868
  13 day experience through the        1920     1932      1944      1956
                                                                                      Palace on Wheels
 very heart of this colourful land.    1968     1980      1992      2004                                               Udaipur Lake Palace, one of the most romantic hotels in the world. Situated in
                                                                                  deluxe 8 day train journey
        from USD $1868                                                                                                 the middle of Lake Pichola, this legendary Maharaja’s Palace built in 1794 gives
                                                                                      from USD $2450
          Classic Thailand             The Monkey is intelligent, clever,                                              a taste of the regal splendour of a bygone era. James Bond fans will recognize this
                                                                                       Golden Triangle                 exotic location from the movie “Octopussy”.
 10 day visit to Bangkok, Chaing       quick-witted, entertaining, helpful
                                                                              8 day tour of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
 Mai and beautiful Phuket Island.      and lots of fun to be with. They are
                                       lucky in love and always well liked             from USD $731                   PA L A C E                 H O T E L S               O F         I N D I A
           from USD $875                                                                                               The Lake Palace is one of many             acres of beautiful gardens com-
 All of the above ideas are featured
                                       because of their magnetic person-               Scenic South India
                                                                                                                       ‘Palace’ hotels available in India,        plete with peacocks.
 in Goway’s ASIA brochure and at
                                       ality. However, they are not people                 10 day Tour                 most of which have been convert-
                                       to monkey around with.                           from USD $1277
                                                                                               ed from the residence of a local           Goway designates these and a
                                                                                      Stopover Packages                Maharaja to a hotel. They all retain       selection of other Asia hotels as
                                                                              Delhi, Bombay, Jaipur, & Varanasi        their individual charm and charac-         “Stays of Distinction”. Details are
                                                                                  Customised Arrangements              ter. Another example is the                available on request or visit
                                                                                                                       Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, an      and click “Stays of
                                                                                    to anywhere in India.
                                                                                                                       architectural masterpiece set in 47        Distinction”.

                                                                              ASIA TRAVEL PLANNER
                                                                              If you are considering a visit to the    Odyssey      through      Vietnam,
                                                                              Far East or doing a Circle Pacific       Cambodia and Thailand; a river
                                                                              itinerary or travelling Around the       cruise on the Yangtze and a 6 day
                                                                              World you should request a copy          luxury cruise from Singapore.
                                                                              of Goway’s ASIA Travel Planner.          Adventurers      can     experience
                                                                              Featured are 15 countries and            Vietnam’s Reunification Express,
                                                                              over 70 travel ideas aimed at            cycle in China and trek in Thailand
                                                                              meeting the needs of all travellers      or Nepal. Several island and beach
                                                                              ranging from deluxe escorted             holidays are also recommended.
                                                                              tours to budget style soft adven-        Copies of Goway’s 2004 ASIA
                                                                              ture.                                    Travel Planner are available from          Goway’s ASIA combines well with
                                                                              Sample products are a 21 day             your travel agent or by calling            Goway’s DOWNUNDER if you are
                                                                              Holiday of a Lifetime to China,          1-800-387-8850 or emailing                 planning a Circle Pacific or Around
Vibrant Hong Kong is a popular stopover for Goway Globetrotters               Thailand and Singapore; a 19 day                        the World itinerary.

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                                                                                                                                         Table Mountain is one of Goway’s 7 natural wonders of the world.
                                                                                  be witnessed firsthand when visit-      estates are Hartenberg (shiraz),                  experience, motorhome and car
                                                                                  ing a Kraal (village homesteads).       Morgenhof (merlot) and Neil Ellis                 rentals, as well as special air-land
                                                                                  The cuisine ranges from traditional     (cabernet).                                       inclusive packages that incorporate
 AN “ALL AFRICA” EXPERIENCE                                                       African porridges and Dutch hot-
                                                                                  pots to fiery Indian dishes and
                                                                                                                          With a perfect year-round climate,
                                                                                                                          diverse beauty and varied culture,
                                                                                                                                                                            unbeatable airfares.
By Firdosh Bulsara                        coined by hunters who counted                                                                                                     Firdosh Bulsara is the General
                                                                                  French-inspired pastries and wines.     South Africa is the ideal vacation                Manager of AFRICAExperts. He lived
The Gods must surely have blessed         them as desirable trophies, roam
                                                                                  Equally unusual are the nineteenth      destination. Our dollar remains                   in Africa for 7 years and has travelled
South Africa with the world’s most        free amongst giraffes, wildebeests,
                                                                                  century Afrikaner dishes such as        relatively strong against the South               to most of the popular tourist destina-
beautiful landscapes. Unlike any          zebras, baboons, bushbuck and
                                                                                  billtong and beskui. You’d occa-        African Rand and that’s added value               tions.
other region on earth this land is        numerous other kinds of antelopes
                                                                                  sionally hear about kamboti,            when you travel. This favourable
probably all of Africa put together       and brilliantly plumed birds, all                                                                                                 OTHER INTERESTING S.A. FACTS
                                                                                  amasi, and mampoer – potent             exchange rate, the now faster con-
in one country.                           waiting to be captured on film.                                                                                                   • In 2004 South Africa will cele-
                                                                                  home-brewed beverages to stimu-         nections with South African
Approximately 28,000 square miles         Wildlife safaris may be the biggest     late your taste buds.                                                                     brate the 10th Anniversary of the
                                                                                                                          Airways flights and the aggressive
is set aside as national parks, game      attraction for visitors to South                                                                                                  country’s transition to democracy
                                                                                  South Africa’s most famous wine         pricing policies of the suppliers
reserves and nature reserves; a gold-     Africa, but the country also offers a                                                                                             (Nelson       Mandela      became
                                                                                  estates, including Stellenbosch,        have made this destination more
mine for the local economy and a          wide range of other activities. There                                                                                             President).
                                                                                  Paarl and the picturesque seven-        attractive to visit now than ever
high point for visitors. Ranked as        is a kaleidoscope of arts, culture,                                                                                               • The world’s largest wildlife
                                                                                  teenth century French Huguenot          before. Over 30 different South
one of the top wildlife parks in the      sports, scenery, architecture, folk-                                                                                              reserve was created when South
                                                                                  town of Franschhoek, are located in     Africa travel ideas are featured in
world, Kruger National Park pro-          lore, history and gastronomic                                                                                                     Africa,      Mozambique       and
                                                                                  the fertile valleys of the Western      our brochure. More can be found at
vides a natural habitat for the high-     delights. South Africa in fact is                                                                                                 Zimbabwe removed their border
                                                                                  Cape. The wineries of the oak-shad-
est percentage of the country’s           home to almost half of Africa’s esti-                                                                                             fences to allow animals to migrate
                                                                                  ed suburb of Constantia, a ten-         Goway’s AFRICAExperts offer inde-
native species. Here, lions, ele-         mated 1,000 museums. The cultur-                                                                                                  freely.
                                                                                  minute drive from Cape Town, are        pendent or fully escorted safaris,
phant, rhinos, buffaloes and leop-        al heritage and the magnificent his-
                                                                                  the country’s oldest, dating back to    exclusive game lodge stays, luxury                • The world’s deepest hole (for
ards - known as the ‘Big 5’ – a term      tory of the Zulu and the Xhosa can
                                                                                  1685. Among the best-known              rail travel or an adventure train                 mining diamonds) is in Kimberly.
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