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    than that of Windsor Ontario For most of its history Iceland has offered a hardscrabble existence at best I m excited that our trip this summer will give us a chance to see how past place and people mix to make the vibrant Iceland of today We ll read and discuss the magnificent Icelandic sagas and will talk with experts about Iceland s Viking past We ll meet with artists and designers to explore the rich world of contemporary Icelandic fashion arts and music We ll look under a few rocks and behind a few hills to see if we can spot any of the hidden people that a good number of Icelanders will tell you share the island with them We ll see if we can track down any first hand reports And we ll try to find out what it is that makes Iceland such a literate and literary place From the sagas of the Middle Ages to the crime novels of today Icelanders have been passionate about the spoken and written word This topic it seems is something we can ask about everywhere it s said that one in ten Icelanders will publish a book in their lifetime I hope you ll come along with us We ll look think talk read relax and enjoy To request a detailed itinerary from the friendly and knowledgeable Worldwide Quest staff please click here 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 Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar

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    of the twentieth century by the Moder n Library Forster s tale based on his own experiences in India is set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s Midnight s Children by Salman Rushdie gives us insight into post independence India with actual historical events within the story Heat Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is a 1975 Booker Prize winner This riveting story is about a woman who is uncovering the life of her step grandmother in India during the British Raj Lives of the Indian Princes by Charles Allen and Sharada Dwivedi describes in great detail what the lives were like for royalty in India before and after its independence This book is lavishly illustrated with photos and riddled with vivid descriptions of the royalty s childhoods You will be enchanted We are the India experts Click here to learn about our connoisseur s trip to India 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 Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street

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    rescues in the hellish jungles of Japanese occupied Burma with the aid of twenty elephants At the age of 53 Mackrell went into the green hell of the Chaukan Pass on the border of North Burma and Assam Here Mackrell and a team of elephant riders rescued Indian army soldiers British civilians and their Indian servants from the pursuing Japanese directing the elephants through jungle passes and raging rivers and territory infested with sand flies mosquitoes and innumerable leeches Those he saved were all on the point of death from starvation or fever that summer was spent in a fight against time Now in Andrew Martin s hands this never before told tale of heroics is given the shape of a suspenseful adventure a wartime rescue whose facts are the stuff of fiction Flight By Elephant is a gripping chronicle of war and survival starrig everyone s favourite animal the powerful exotic and hugely loveable elephant You can also watch footage from 1942 on YouTube here The sound of the river rushing by is incredible Feeling inspired There are still a few spots left on our 2015 tour Learn more 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 Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an

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    a vast expanse of stones just barely covered with water and littered with hundreds of ice blocks It appeared that the seal had climbed up onto the rock during high tide to rest and then fallen asleep when in the meantime the tide had gone out Seals are poorly equipped to make long overland treks and therefore he would have to wait for the next high tide in several hours in order to get back to the sea easily The significance of the situation suddenly became tantalizing yet horrific to us seals are the preferred prey of the Polar Bear With a sense of smell much better than ours a bear would be able to detect the seal at considerable distance if the winds were right And this seal would not be able to escape Due to the openness of the landscape we could still clearly see in the distance the two bears we had just been watching Would they smell the seal and track it down The winds were strong but didn t seem quite right We waited and watched with bated breath Another bear directly downwind might smell the seal or a closer bear might surreptitiously wander by close enough to see it Dusk was imminent as the light was fading and we could wait no longer as we had to return to base camp We left with the knowledge uncomfortable as it might have been that several hours of low tide remained and that the rhythms of nature would take their place in this little piece of wilderness For the curious we received reports that there was no sign whatsoever of the seal the next day so it likely had escaped detection by the bears to live another day Obtain information on this fascinating travel destination plus

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    could resist raffia sandals made to measure Latif has an array of brightly coloured shoes pick the style and the colour and he will measure and cut the sole to fit Latif is the fourth generation of shoe maker here carrying on a tradition that is still fresh In Essaouira I walked along the ramparts looking out at the crashing surf wandered in the souks there is a vegetable souk a chicken souk and a jewellery souk among others and ate the freshest fish at Chez Sam an old fashioned restaurant in the port A stroll on the long sandy beach watching kite surfers as the sun came down over the sea was perfect 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 Wings of a Small Reddish brown Bird Private Journey Testimonials Secrets of the Sound A Winter Birding Challenge Looking Back on Evolution Gone Wild in Madagascar Iceland an Unlikely Nation Going with the Floe Featured Photo Powder Puff plant taken by tour leader Glenn Barrett in Cuba We Want To Hear From You Have a travel tip or news item you want to share with us Please send us an email with the details and if we can credit you for providing us with the info 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 and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues Here All our greatest adventures in one place Request

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    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 and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues Here All our greatest adventures in one place Request our catalogue Worldwide Quest operates custom designed tours in natural history

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    The Clements Oct 15 28 2016 14 days Cultural Explorations Portugal Straddling Two Worlds Oct 15 25 2016 11 days Cultural Explorations Magical Himalayan Kingdoms Oct 16 Nov 03 2016 19 days Cultural Explorations Uzbekistan Journey Along the Silk Road Oct 20 Nov 03 2016 15 days Cultural Explorations Japan Oct 21 31 2016 11 days Cultural Explorations Vietnam Angkor Oct 23 Nov 08 2016 17 days Cultural Explorations Culinary Peru Oct 24 Nov 04 2016 12 days Cultural Explorations Amritsar Rajasthan the Pushkar Camel Fair Nov 03 17 2016 15 days Cultural Explorations Everyday Beauty Japanese Art Culture Nov 04 14 2016 11 days Cultural Explorations Classic Morocco Nov 11 22 2016 11 days Cultural Explorations Chile Argentina with the Winnipeg Art Gallery Nov 12 29 2016 18 days Cultural Explorations Sri Lanka Jan 23 Feb 06 2017 15 days Cultural Explorations Indonesia Feb 02 17 2017 16 days Cultural Explorations Australia Feb 05 19 2017 15 days Cultural Explorations South India Exquisite Temples Landscapes Feb 08 21 2017 14 days Cultural Explorations South India Temples Traders Tamarind Feb 11 20 2017 10 days Cultural Explorations Classic Ethiopia Mar 01 13 2017 13 days Cultural Explorations Culinary Vietnam Mar 01 14 2017 14 days Cultural Explorations A Mindful Journey to Peru Mar 25 Apr 05 2017 12 days Cultural Explorations A Cuba Experience Behind the Scenes Apr 16 27 2017 12 days Cultural Explorations Great Houses of England May 01 09 2017 9 days Cultural Explorations The Ferrante Phenomenon in Naples Ischia May 08 17 2017 10 days Cultural Explorations Portugal Spain A Mindful Journey May 14 24 2017 11 days Cultural Explorations Mongolia Steppes Deserts Dinosaurs May 25 Jun 04 2017 11 days Cultural Explorations Mongolia May 27 Jun 09 2017 14 days Cultural Explorations Kraków City Of

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    press the shutter If we don t think about composition our main subject often gets placed in the middle of the frame as in this picture of a Collared Ararari in Costa Rica But by placing the subject away from the centre you have an image with greater appeal as in the image below Changing the camera angle also helped avoid unnecessary clutter in the frame such as the distracting white string and bananas Be familiar with your camera s settings Relying on your camera s default settings can lead to disappointment especially when you have just one opportunity to capture a subject For instance if you want sharp images especially of an active and unpredictable animal you need to have selected a fast shutter speed to freeze the action if possible around 1 1000 of a second This also helps to prevent problems caused by shaky camera movement Check your camera s owner s manual to see which automatic features will help you achieve this Many cameras have action or sports settings that automatically prioritize the selection of a fast shutter They work very well with wildlife photography situations Selecting a fast shutter speed will allow you to freeze the fast beating wings of hummingbirds such as this Scintillant Hummingbird in Costa Rica Hopefully you ve found this helpful If so stay tuned for more tips Tony will be co leading our Patagonia Photo Tour this December This will be a great opportunity to practice wildlife and scenery photography in great settings and under expert tutelage 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 Wings of a

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