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  • Worldwide Quest - Uzbekistan
    Three cities Samarkand Bukhara and Khiva have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites Exploring their ancient walls is a trip back to tumultuous times of rule by Alexander the Great or the conquering hordes of Genghis Khan Iconic mammals such as the Snow Leopard prowl the mountains where few indications of settlement can be found Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world and is famous for their bread which is traditionally baked in clay furnaces Be mindful though the Uzbeks believe that turning bread upside down will bring you bad luck Featuring chandeliers and marble pillars Tashkent s train station has been called one of the most beautiful in the world In Uzbekistan handshakes are only acceptable if it is between two men Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Exploring the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent Trekking the Fanns Cultural Explorations Uzbekistan Journey Along the Silk Road Oct 20 Nov 03 2016 15 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles

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  • Worldwide Quest - Vietnam
    modernizing at breakneck speed Between the two are the magnificent South China Sea beaches the bridges and lanterns of old fashioned Hoi An and the World Heritage listed architecture of Hue At the extremities are the brilliant green patchwork rice paddies of the Mekong and the remote hill tribes of mountainous Sapa We re endlessly entranced by the variety of this country its sublime landscapes and the generosity of its people in welcoming North Americans with dignity and warmth Take your time here to indulge in luxury resorts enjoy world class cuisine and take in the traditional charm Many aspects of the Vietnam tour were outstanding the locations selected to visit the very knowledgeable and helpful local guides the outstanding cooking classes the first rate hotels and so much more Ray and Wendy D 2014 Culinary Vietnam tour Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments It gets very cold in the north during the winter There are over a hundred varieties of Vietnam s staple pho one for every palate An estimated 10 million motorbikes travel on the roads of Vietnam every day Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Touring the food stalls with our man in Hanoi Staying in remote tribal villages in the north s high country Dining in a private garden home in Hoi An Cultural Explorations Vietnam Angkor Oct 23 Nov 08 2016 17 days Culinary Culinary Vietnam Mar 01 14 2017 14 days Expedition Cruise Vietnam Angkor with Deluxe Mekong River Cruise Nov 08 23 2017 16 days Private Journey Classic Vietnam Angkor 14 days Private Journey Best of Indochina Vietnam Laos Cambodia 16 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up

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  • Worldwide Quest - Sublime South India
    be interested in President s Tours Expedition Cruises Classic Explorations View More Trips In Private Journey Close Request a Detailed Itinerary By email By mail Thanks for requesting our Detailed Itinerary One of our Travel Planners will be in touch with you shortly to send you this detailed document in PDF format Inside you will find a wealth of touring information that will surely whet your appetite to join us on this fascinating journey In the meantime if there is anything we can do to answer a question or two please do not hesitate to contact us Worldwide Quest Int 491 King Street East Toronto ON M5A 1L9 Canada toll free 1 800 387 1483 phone 416 633 5666 email travel worldwidequest com Yes Send me the details Let my journey begin First Name Last Name Email Confirm Email Yes sign me up to receive your e newsletter with information about last minute availability on our tours announcements of new tours and send you invitations to our information sessions Our newsletter is a Best of the Blog letting you know about new destinations we are reconnoitering sharing trip reports from our leaders and giving you up to date information about developments in the field from our resource staff We abide by the new Canadian Anti Spam Legislation CASL and take your privacy very seriously We will not share sell or otherwise make your mailing list subscription information available to any third parties By submitting your email address your grant us explicit consent to send you e newsletters as detailed above You may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link found at the foot of every email that we send to you You may also withdraw consent by sending an email request to travel worldwidequest com We also invite you to read our Privacy Policy Where did you hear about Worldwide Quest University Alumni Association Advertising Custom Group Event Referral Web Search Would you like us to discuss your travel plans with you If so please provide your phone number Send me the Worldwide Quest cultural explorations catalogue by mail Send me the Quest Nature Tours catalogue by mail Address Address 2 City Province State Postal Code Zip Country Privacy Policy We use your address information and details about your personal preferences or past trips to mail you selected brochures If at any point you wish to have your name removed from our mailing list please email or call us toll free at 1 800 387 1483 To read full privacy policy click here Thanks for requesting our Detailed Itinerary One of our Travel Planners will be in touch with you shortly to send you this detailed document Inside you will find a wealth of touring information that will surely whet your appetite to join us on this fascinating journey In the meantime if there is anything we can do to answer a question or two please do not hesitate to contact us Worldwide Quest Int 491

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  • Worldwide Quest - Copper Canyon, Mexico
    Nature Tours Dates Sep 16 25 2016 Cost Approx US 3295 Group Size 10 12 participants Includes Accommodations based on double occupancy in the hotels listed or similar gratuities for services provided by Quest all activities as described in the detailed itinerary ground transportation park entrance fees airport transfers if traveling as per the group flight itinerary meals as described in the itinerary services of Quest leader Ian Shanahan services of a local Mexican guide Taxes and gratuities an additional US 250 WHAT THEY SAY A one of a kind adventure TRIP PHOTOS You may Also be interested in Expedition Cruises Photography Tours Birding Tours View More Trips In Quest Nature Tours Close Request a Detailed Itinerary By email By mail Thanks for requesting our Detailed Itinerary One of our Travel Planners will be in touch with you shortly to send you this detailed document in PDF format Inside you will find a wealth of touring information that will surely whet your appetite to join us on this fascinating journey In the meantime if there is anything we can do to answer a question or two please do not hesitate to contact us Worldwide Quest Int 491 King Street East Toronto ON M5A 1L9 Canada toll free 1 800 387 1483 phone 416 633 5666 email travel worldwidequest com Yes Send me the details Let my journey begin First Name Last Name Email Confirm Email Yes sign me up to receive your e newsletter with information about last minute availability on our tours announcements of new tours and send you invitations to our information sessions Our newsletter is a Best of the Blog letting you know about new destinations we are reconnoitering sharing trip reports from our leaders and giving you up to date information about developments in the field from our resource staff We abide by the new Canadian Anti Spam Legislation CASL and take your privacy very seriously We will not share sell or otherwise make your mailing list subscription information available to any third parties By submitting your email address your grant us explicit consent to send you e newsletters as detailed above You may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link found at the foot of every email that we send to you You may also withdraw consent by sending an email request to travel worldwidequest com We also invite you to read our Privacy Policy Where did you hear about Worldwide Quest University Alumni Association Advertising Custom Group Event Referral Web Search Would you like us to discuss your travel plans with you If so please provide your phone number Send me the Worldwide Quest cultural explorations catalogue by mail Send me the Quest Nature Tours catalogue by mail Address Address 2 City Province State Postal Code Zip Country Privacy Policy We use your address information and details about your personal preferences or past trips to mail you selected brochures If at any point you wish to have your name removed

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  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    for the interruption but we have a male bear on a kill just ahead on port side It didn t take long for the room to clear Within minutes almost every soul aboard the Akademik Ioffe was on the bow deck taking in our most spectacular Polar Bear encounter of the trip Such an experience is fit for a celebration so an outdoor buffet lunch was provided on the stern deck With sunny skies above zero temperatures music and dancing the vibe couldn t have been better Well amazingly it could and it did in short order on account of 4 Orcas moving northward on starboard side just as our celebratory lunch wound to a close Plan B had delivered so far Prior to our late afternoon zodiac paddle among the sea ice the crew had arranged for a tour of the ship s inner mechanics Not 20 minutes into this however did expedition leader Boris announce over the PA system that it looks like our Orcas have returned on starboard side Back out onto the deck we poured Any whale with a dorsal fin is conspicuous in the Arctic as the 3 resident whales of the northern ocean Bowhead Beluga and Narwhal each endure without one I caught my first glimpse of a dorsal fin less than a minute after emerging from the ship s bowels and immediately it was clear that something was different yet strangely familiar As a young naturalist with a healthy obsession for whales my father would often record whale centric nature documentaries for me to marvel at once I had finished my homework Amidst images of breeching Humpbacks and deep diving Sperm Whales one episode featuring a more obscure deep diving northern species has always stuck in my mind For all of the talk of the Big 3 Arctic whales and rightfully so it was this much less known migratory species about which I have been particularly intrigued for years Though it occurs in the Davis Strait during summer and early autumn encountering this species would be akin to seeing a Jaguar in the Central American rainforest they live there and it is possible to see them but given their elusive lifestyle don t bet on it Well here we were in the Davis Strait in late summer with three members of this species giving us the best looks of the trip of any marine mammal not covered in white fur As the ship slowed to canoe speed the three whales repeatedly surfaced for about an hour including twice emerging so close to the ship that we had to lean over the railing to see them Perfect conditions and a very healthy dose of luck are required for such a dream encounter to become a reality The luck part of the equation had certainly weaved its magic but few realized just how perfect the conditions actually were In one of the finest nature texts published in recent years author Donna Naughton writes about this

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  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    cheese ginger sake or sherry 2 Spoon a little of the cream mixture into the lychee nut Place one macadamia nut on top of cream mixture Refrigerate until ready to serve TO SERVE On a large platter arrange the Chinese soup spoons Evenly sprinkle on bottom of spoons Either the White or black sesame seeds to form a thin layer Arrange a stuffed lychee nut in the centre of each spoon VICKI S SMOKED SALMON ON POTATO CRISPS WITH WASABI CREAM Makes about 24 These fun quick appetizers went over well on Vicki Gabereau s CTV special Oscar Show A teaser potato chip or rice cracker can be used as the base for smoked salmon or peppered candy salmon topped with a wasabi cream topping Note If you re a big wasabi fan you can add more to the sour cream WASABI CREAM cup sour cream 1 teaspoon Japanese wasabi paste Zest of lime 1 teaspoon lime juice SALMON Can use one or both for variety 12 thin slices of smoked salmon sliced in half AND OR 24 thin slices peppered candy salmon sliced on the diagonal 24 small even sized potato chips Pringles OR rice crackers Fresh dill sprigs METHOD 1 On the morning of serving or day ahead In a small bowl blend the sour cream wasabi paste zest and juice of the lime Refrigerate TO SERVE Place the chips or crackers on a large platter arrange a piece of the salmon on top of each Top with a little wasabi cream and sprig of dill Serve immediately Recent Articles Lynette Husum on Why would you ever want to go to India Hotels in South India You May Never Want to Leave Quest will be at the Festival of Birds From Vegas to the Copper Canyon on the

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  • Worldwide Quest - Blog
    out of the forest and crosses the trail or a Scarlet Tanager perches in front of you at eye level But if you re after an aesthetically pleasing photo overwhelming excitement can distract you from making proper photographic choices Simple things like crooked horizons or annoying backgroun O Canada In Myanmar By Paula Swart The Story Behind the Photo I always bring a Canadian flag when I travel to Myanmar We were staying at the Aureum Palace which is located on the grounds of the former Governor of Burma Residence in Pwin Oo Lwin formerly known as Maymyo During the hot summer months the British Colonial Government would move from Rangoon to Maymyo because of its coole Jaguars Are Invisible or So I Thought By Dave Euler Never in my wildest dreams or in my 30 years as a wildlife biologist or even in my years of traveling in South America did I think I would see a real live wild Jaguar Jaguars are elusive nocturnal hunters shy and wary They are seen by very few people as they hunt for agoutis hares and peccaries Furthermore when our Brazilian guide told us we had a chance to see th An Update from Vietnam By Samantha Clark A group of hungry explorers are currently learning about the flavours of Vietnam on a culinary tour One client Lynette shared her fresh experiences and photos with us Thought you would like to see a few pictures of us today trekking though the communities of Cat Cat and Sin Chai in the Sapa area after our second cooking class The exercise was great after eating our amazing lunch which w First Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

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    the smallest seen over the course of the next few days By the end of the first tour we had easily seen hundreds of thousands of these Arctic breeders too many to count in the truest sense of this often over used phrase Mixed in with the Snow Geese are often other goose species such as Ross s Canada Cackling and Greater White fronted Geese Fifteen or more other species of waterfowl are likely to be encountered none more so than at the massive Quill Lakes east of Saskatoon This complex of freshwater lakes might be worthy of a trip all its own as it holds congregations of several species larger than most of our travellers had ever seen I didn t know this many shovelers existed was the first of such comments made about common ducks such as American Wigeon and Gadwall or other aquatic birds such as coots and grebes If we add the pale prairie morph of that little falcon the Merlin and the always elegant American Avocet we have the sort of wow moment for which every tour guide strives As for cranes the smaller Sandhill Cranes were so ubiquitous that we nearly had to shoo resting birds off the road on numerous occasions Fortunately they react a little more readily to slow moving vehicles than some cattle The trip is called In Search of Whoopers for a reason though and while there are fewer Whooping Cranes than almost every other bird seen on this trip finding them always tops the list of favourite trip moments They are after all the epitome of a good news conservation story having rebounded from about 15 individuals in 1941 to presently over 300 thanks to assiduous human efforts Their annual migration from the nesting grounds in Wood Buffalo National Park to the wintering grounds along the Texas Gulf Coast is impressive but most of all they are just downright gorgeous One particular lake near Saskatoon has been a dependable stopping point for several years including during my scouting trip to Saskatchewan in 2012 when 16 Whoopers rested with hundreds of Sandhills against a backdrop that could easily have inspired Sting s classic song Fields of Gold As such this was our primary destination on Day 1 of the first departure Sandhill Cranes once again abounded but there were no Whoopers to be found this time We scanned the surrounding hills thoroughly but the only pure white specs were errant Snow Geese from a nearby flock Resigning ourselves to a Whooper less first day we continued along the gravel road that is until a voice that can only be described as blind tour leader s instinct told me to turn back for one last shot We did just that and once again no Whoopers All the same we disembarked the van for one final scan With half the group still filing out of the vehicle a single bugle echoed across the farm fields and three Whooping Cranes gracefully landed exactly

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