Globe Trekker is an adventure tourism television series produced by Pilot Productions. The British series was inspired by the Lonely Planet travelbooks and began airing in 1994, Globe Trekker is broadcast in over 40 countries across six continents. The program won over 20 international awards, including six American Cable Ace awards, special episodes feature in-depth city, ape, volcano, journey, history and food guides. The show often goes far beyond popular tourist destinations in order to give viewers a more authentic look at local culture, presenters usually participate in different aspects of regional life, such as attending a traditional wedding or visiting a mining community. They address the viewer directly, acting as guides, but are filmed interacting with locals. Globe Trekker sometimes includes interviews with backpackers who share tips on independent travel in that particular country. The presenter is often accompanied by five or six members of camera and production crew, the crew consists of a camera operator and a sound technician, plus a producer and a director, who scout locations two weeks before filming. A driver, pilot, or other type of facilitator is often hired locally, a presenter and crew almost never spend more than three nights in one particular area.
The series is known for its theme and background music. Most of the music is written for the show by Ian Ritchie, Michael Conn, Colin Winston-Fletcher, Makoto Sakamoto, Jesper Mattsson, Stephen Luscombe and Pandit Dinesh. Pilot Productions employs several presenters for its variety of programs which include Planet Food, World Cafe and this list of presenters is limited to those appearing in Globe Trekker. Official website Globe Trekker at the Internet Movie Database Globe Trekker at TV. com
The Independent is a British online newspaper. The printed edition of the paper ceased in March 2016, nicknamed the Indy, it began as a broadsheet newspaper, but changed to tabloid format in 2003. Until September 2011, the paper described itself on the banner at the top of every newspaper as free from party political bias and it tends to take a pro-market stance on economic issues. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards. In June 2015, it had a daily circulation of just below 58,000,85 per cent down from its 1990 peak. On 12 February 2016, it was announced that The Independent, the last print edition of The Independent on Sunday was published on 20 March 2016, with the main paper ceasing print publication the following Saturday. Launched in 1986, the first issue of The Independent was published on 7 October in broadsheet format and it was produced by Newspaper Publishing plc and created by Andreas Whittam Smith, Stephen Glover and Matthew Symonds.
All three partners were former journalists at The Daily Telegraph who had left the paper towards the end of Lord Hartwells ownership, marcus Sieff was the first chairman of Newspaper Publishing, and Whittam Smith took control of the paper. The paper was created at a time of a change in British newspaper publishing. Rupert Murdoch was challenging long-accepted practices of the print unions and ultimately defeated them in the Wapping dispute, production costs could be reduced which, it was said at the time, created openings for more competition. As a result of controversy around Murdochs move to Wapping, the plant was effectively having to function under siege from sacked print workers picketing outside, the Independent attracted some of the staff from the two Murdoch broadsheets who had chosen not to move to his companys new headquarters. Launched with the advertising slogan It is, and challenging both The Guardian for centre-left readers and The Times as the newspaper of record, The Independent reached a circulation of over 400,000 by 1989.
Competing in a market, The Independent sparked a general freshening of newspaper design as well as, within a few years. Some aspects of production merged with the paper, although the Sunday paper retained a largely distinct editorial staff. It featured spoofs of the other papers mastheads with the words The Rupert Murdoch or The Conrad Black, a number of other media companies were interested in the paper. Tony OReillys media group and Mirror Group Newspapers had bought a stake of about a third each by mid-1994, in March 1995, Newspaper Publishing was restructured with a rights issue, splitting the shareholding into OReillys Independent News & Media, MGN, and Prisa. In April 1996, there was another refinancing, and in March 1998, OReilly bought the other 54% of the company for £30 million, brendan Hopkins headed Independent News, Andrew Marr was appointed editor of The Independent, and Rosie Boycott became editor of The Independent on Sunday. Marr introduced a dramatic if short-lived redesign which won critical favour but was a commercial failure, Marr admitted his changes had been a mistake in his book, My Trade
A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published. Magazines are generally published on a schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a price, by prepaid subscriptions. At its root, the magazine refers to a collection or storage location. In the case of written publication, it is a collection of written articles and this explains why magazine publications share the word root with gunpowder magazines, artillery magazines, firearms magazines, and, in French, retail stores such as department stores. By definition, a magazine paginates with each issue starting at three, with the standard sizing being 8 3/8 ×10 7/8 inches. However, in the sense a journal has continuous pagination throughout a volume. Some professional or trade publications are peer-reviewed, an example being the Journal of Accountancy, academic or professional publications that are not peer-reviewed are generally professional magazines.
That a publication calls itself a journal does not make it a journal in the technical sense, magazines can be distributed through the mail, through sales by newsstands, bookstores, or other vendors, or through free distribution at selected pick-up locations. The subscription business models for distribution fall into three main categories. In this model, the magazine is sold to readers for a price, either on a basis or by subscription. Paid circulation allows for defined readership statistics and this means that there is no cover price and issues are given away, for example in street dispensers, airline, or included with other products or publications. Because this model involves giving issues away to unspecific populations, the statistics only entail the number of issues distributed and this is the model used by many trade magazines distributed only to qualifying readers, often for free and determined by some form of survey. This allows a level of certainty that advertisements will be received by the advertisers target audience.
This latter model was used before the rise of the World Wide Web and is still employed by some titles. For example, in the United Kingdom, a number of computer-industry magazines use this model, including Computer Weekly and Computing, for the global media industry, an example would be VideoAge International. The earliest example of magazines was Erbauliche Monaths Unterredungen, a literary and philosophy magazine, the Gentlemans Magazine, first published in 1731, in London was the first general-interest magazine. Edward Cave, who edited The Gentlemans Magazine under the pen name Sylvanus Urban, was the first to use the term magazine, founded by Herbert Ingram in 1842, The Illustrated London News was the first illustrated magazine
Stanley Hotel, Nairobi
The Stanley Hotel is a five-star hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the oldest hotel in the city, having established in 1902 by English businesswoman Mayence Bent. It is named after Sir Henry Morton Stanley, a Welsh explorer who is best known for his explorations of central Africa and his search for missionary. Since the early 1900s, the Stanley Hotel has been known as the meeting place for those going on safari in Kenya. It has played host to royalty, movie stars and it is still used for national business conferences and tourism concerns. The Sarova Stanley has a total of 217 rooms as of 2015, the Stanley Presidential Suite, named for famed explorer Henry Morton Stanley, has been used by Namibian President Sam Nujoma. The hotel has three restaurants, the Thorn Tree Café, named for the original tree used for years as a message depot, the Thai Chi Restaurant. The Exchange Bar, named for the Nairobi Securities Exchange, is the successor to the Long Bar, Mayence had taken the job at the store in 1898 after moving to Nairobi with her husband William Stanley Bent, and their daughter Gladys.
Mayence would bring fresh butter and vegetables from her husbands 40-acre farm in Kikuyu for the hotels guests, in 1904, after a disagreement with Wood, Mayence entered into a business arrangement with a farmer from Sotik, Daniel Ernest Cooper, and opened the first Stanley Hotel. That first Stanley Hotel was a wooden building with 15 beds. In 1905, a license was granted to D. E. Cooper for the hotel. Later that year, a fire destroyed much of Victoria Street, Mayence quickly moved her tenants to an unused rail-road building on Government Road. W. S. Bent declared insolvency in 1908, soon after, Mayence married Frederick Francis Tate, brother of James William Tate and Dame Maggie Teyte. D. E. Cooper moved back to Sotik in 1909, in 1912, Fred Tate purchased two plots of land and had a new hotel designed by architects Robertson, Gow & Davidson, and built on Delamere Avenue. This building had 60 rooms in three stories, in 1913, with the new hotels completion, the original site was sold to ex-postmaster Daniel William Noble.
The Tates had originally planned to transfer the Stanley Hotel name to the new location, thus the New Stanley Hotel was born. During the first World War, Fred Tate served as a lieutenant with the local forces, soon after he returned, he was struck with blindness and general paralysis. In 1926, he and Mayence moved to London, leaving the hotel to be run by Albert Ernest Waterman, his wife Florence Annie, in 1932, after six years in London, the Tates returned to Nairobi for the opening of the New Stanley Long Bar
National League for Democracy
The National League for Democracy is a democratic socialist and liberal democratic political party in Myanmar, currently serving as the governing party. Founded on 27 September 1988, it has one of the most influential parties in Myanmars pro-democracy movement. Special Honorary President of the Socialist International and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi serves as its President, the party won a substantial parliamentary majority in the 1990 Burmese general election. However, the military junta refused to recognise the result. On 6 May 2010, the party was declared illegal and ordered to be disbanded by the junta after refusing to register for the elections slated for November 2010. In the 2012 by-elections, the NLD contested 44 of the 45 available seats, winning 43, Party leader Aung San Suu Kyi won the seat of Kawhmu. In the 2015 general election, the NLD won a supermajority in both houses of the Assembly, paving the way for the countrys first non-military president in 54 years. The NLD was formed in the aftermath of the 8888 Uprising and it formed under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi, daughter of Aung San, a pivotal figure in the Burmese independence movement of the 1940s.
She was recruited by concerned democracy advocates, in the 1990 parliamentary elections, the party took 59% of the vote and won 392 out of 492 contested seats, compared to 10 seats won by the governing National Unity Party. However, the military junta did not let the party form a government. Soon after the election, the party was repressed and in 1989 Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest and this was her status for 16 of the following 21 years until her release on 13 November 2010. A number of senior NLD members escaped arrest, however, in 2001, the government permitted NLD office branches to re-open throughout Burma and freed some imprisoned members. In May 2002, NLDs general secretary, Aung San Suu Kyi was again released from house arrest and she and other NLD members made numerous trips throughout the country and received support from the public. However, on their trip to Depayin township in May 2003, dozens of NLD members were shot and its general secretary, Aung San Suu Kyi and Partys Vice President, U Tin Oo were again arrested.
From 2004, the government prohibited the activities of the party, in 2006, many members resigned from NLD, citing harassment and pressure from the Tatmadaw and the Union Solidarity and Development Association. The victim was identified as Thet Oo Win, a former Buddhist monk who participated in the Saffron Revolution, was killed while improvising the bomb at his own residence, the junta detained several members of the party in connection with the bombings that year. The NLD boycotted the election held in November 2010 because many of its most prominent members were barred from standing. The laws were written in such a way that the party would have had to expel these members to be allowed to run and this decision, taken in May, led to the party being officially banned
Maureen Wheeler, AO, is a Northern Irish-Australian businesswoman, who co-founded Lonely Planet with her husband Tony Wheeler. She is considered an entrepreneur in the publishing industry, Wheeler was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and moved to London at the age 20, where she met her future husband, Tony Wheeler on a park bench in London on 7 October 1970. She travelled with Tony on a journey from London through Europe and Asia. That trip resulted in a guidebook Across Asia on the Cheap, in backstreet hotel in Singapore in early 1975 they wrote their second book South-East Asia on a Shoestring. Afterward, she committed herself full-time to developing the business. Maureen says in 1979, We moved into a rather than working from our house, we took on a partner. Up until then, there were three of us – all the books were stored in this little tin shed out the back and under the beds and it was a very amateur, home grown business. In 1981, with a staff of ten, Lonely Planet India was published and her years of experience on the road with her children allowed her to write Travel With Children to give advice on how to make travel as stress-free as possible.
Over the next few decades Lonely Planet became a publishing house, with offices in Melbourne and Oakland. The company sells six million each year,90 per cent overseas. Lonely Planet has printed more than 54 million copies of its 600 guides in 17 languages and has $85 million annual turnover, Maureen organised the very successful Lonely Planet travel summits held in 1994, to celebrate the companys 21st birthday and again in November 1997. In 2007, BBC Worldwide bought a majority 75 per cent share in Lonely Planet and they subsequently sold their 25 per cent ownership of the company for A$57m, to the BBC. Maureen has been the force behind Lonely Planets corporate contributions program established to provide financial assistance for humanitarian projects in developing countries. The next step of her philanthropy is in creating the Planet Wheeler Foundation by funding it with money from the sale of Lonely Planet to the BBC, one reason for selling the majority share of the company to the BBC was so that the Wheelers could spend more time travelling.
Travel these days is a part of our lifestyles, people are more surprised by those who dont travel than they are by people that do. Over the last 30 years travel has gone from being a luxury, or something that only mad young backpackers did. It would have been hard to imagine 30 years ago,1999 – Australian Business Womens Network award for the most Inspiring Business Woman for the year. 2001 – Honorary Doctorate awarded by University of Ulster, Northern Ireland 2002 – Lloyd ONeil Award for Services to the Australian Book Industry awarded jointly to Tony Wheeler and Maureen Wheeler
A guide book or travel guide is a book of information about a place designed for the use of visitors or tourists. It will usually include information about sights, restaurants, maps of varying detail and historical and cultural information are often included. Travel guides can take the form of travel websites. A forerunner of the guidebook was the periplus, an itinerary from landmark to landmark of the ports along a coast and this work was possibly written in the middle of the 1st century CE. It served the purpose as the Roman itinerarium of road stops. The periegesis, or progress around was a literary genre during the Hellenistic age. A lost work by Agaclytus describing Olympia is referred to by the Suda, an early remarkably well-informed and interesting guidebook was the Hellados Periegesis of Pausanias of the 2nd century A. D. This most famous work is a guide to the places, works of architecture and curious customs of Ancient Greece. With the advent of Christianity, the guide for the European religious pilgrim became a useful guidebook, an early account is that of the pilgrim Egeria, who visited the Holy Land in the 4th century CE and left a detailed itinerary.
In the medieval Arab world, guide books for travelers in search of ancient Near Eastern artifacts and treasures were written by Arabic treasure hunters and this was particularly the case in Arab Egypt, where ancient Egyptian antiquities were highly valued. Travel literature became popular during the Song Dynasty of medieval China, the genre was called travel record literature, and was often written in narrative, prose and diary style. In the West, the guidebook developed from the personal experiences of aristocrats who traveled through Europe on the Grand Tour. Richard Lassels wrote a series of guides which were eventually published posthumously in Paris. Grand Tour guidebooks poured off the presses throughout the eighteenth century, an important transitional figure from the idiosyncratic style of the Grand Tour travelogues to the more informative and impersonal guidebook was Mariana Starke. Her 1824 guide to travel in France and Italy served as a companion for British travelers to the Continent in the early 19th century.
She recognized that with the numbers of Britons traveling abroad after 1815 the majority of her readers would now be in family groups. She devised a system of, exclamation mark ratings, a forerunner of todays star ratings. Her books, published by John Murray, served as a template for guides, the modern guidebook emerged in the 1830s, with the burgeoning market for long distance tourism
Tony Wheeler AO, is an English-Australian publishing entrepreneur and travel writer, co-founder of the Lonely Planet guidebook company with his wife Maureen Wheeler. Wheeler holds a degree from Warwick University and an MBA from London Business School. This would grow into the Lonely Planet empire, a derived from a misheard song. The Wheelers always saw Lonely Planet as a business, yet it took a while to become successful - in 1975, yet in 1980, the publication of a guidebook to India effectively doubled the size of the company. BBC Worldwide bought 75% of their share of the company in 2007 and their remaining 25% in February 2011, after the 2007 BBC deal and his wife established a charitable foundation, Planet Wheeler, which funds over 50 projects in the developing world. Even while helming the Lonely Planet business, Wheeler continued to write guidebooks and his books since Lonely Planet include Bad Lands and Unlikely Destinations. Tony and Maureen Wheeler have two children and Kieran
Vachellia xanthophloea is a tree in the Fabaceae family and is commonly known in English as the fever tree. This species of Vachellia is native to eastern and southern Africa and it can be found in Botswana, Malawi, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. It has become a tree in other warm climates. The trees grow to a height of 15–25 m, the characteristic bark is smooth and greenish yellow, although new twigs are purple, flaking to reveal the characteristic yellow. It is one of the few trees where photosynthesis takes place in the bark, white spines grow from the branch nodes in pairs. The leaves are compound, with small leaflets. The flowers are produced in scented pale cream spherical inflorescences, clustered at the nodes, as the pods mature they change colour from green to pale greyish brown. Fever trees are fast growing and short lived and they have a tendency to occur as single-aged stands, and are subject to stand-level diebacks that have been variously attributed to elephants, water tables, and synchronous senescence.
The name xanthophloea is derived from Greek and means yellow bark, the common name, fever tree, comes from its tendency to grow in swampy areas, early European settlers in the region noted that malarial fever was contracted in areas with these trees. It is now understood that malarial fever is spread by mosquitos living in the areas that often support this tree species. This tree has been used for thousands of years by African tribes as a divination tool, bark from this tree and four other herbs including Silene capensis and Synaptolepis kirkii are boiled into a brew. This is taken to induce lucid dreams, which they call white paths, before going to sleep a question is asked that will be answered in their dreams. Medicinally, the roots and a made from bark stripped from the trunk are used as an emetic. Vachellia xanthophloea is found growing near swamps, riverine forests or on lake shores, in seasonally flooded areas it often forms dense single species stands. The leaves and pods are used to food for livestock while the young branches and foliage are eaten by African elephants while giraffe and vervet monkeys eat the pods.
The flowers are used for foraging by bees and provides favoured nesting sites for birds, like other acacias and Fabaceae it is a nitrogen fixer, so improves soil fertility. The gum is part of the diet of the Senegal bushbaby especially in the dry season, butterflies recorded as feeding on Vachellia xanthophloea in Kenya included the Kikuyu ciliate blue, Pitmans hairtail, common ciliate blue, African babul blue, Victorias bar and common zebra blue. In addition 30 species of moths have been recorded as feeding on this tree
Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. It is famous for having the Nairobi National Park, the only game reserve found within a major city. The city and its surrounding area form Nairobi County, whose current governor is Evans Kidero, the name Nairobi comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to cool water. The phrase is the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, however, it is popularly known as the Green City in the Sun, and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. Nairobi was founded in 1899 by the authorities in British East Africa. The town quickly grew to replace Machakos as the capital of Kenya in 1907, after independence in 1963, Nairobi became the capital of the Republic of Kenya. During Kenyas colonial period, the city became a centre for the coffee, tea. The city lies on the River Athi in the part of the country. With a population of 3.36 million in 2011, Nairobi is the second-largest city by population in the African Great Lakes region after Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
According to the 2009 census, in the area of Nairobi,3,138,295 inhabitants lived within 696 km2. Nairobi is the 14th-largest city in Africa, including the population of its suburbs, the Nairobi Securities Exchange is one of the largest in Africa and the second-oldest exchange on the continent. It is Africas fourth-largest exchange in terms of trading volume, capable of making 10 million trades a day, Nairobi is found within the Greater Nairobi Metropolitan region, which consists of 4 out of 47 counties in Kenya, which generates about 60% of the entire nations wealth. The city was named after a water hole known in Maasai as Enkare Nairobi and it was completely rebuilt in the early 1900s after an outbreak of plague and the burning of the original town. The location of the Nairobi railway camp was due to its central position between Mombasa and Kampala. It was chosen because its network of rivers could supply the camp with water, malaria was a serious problem, leading to at least one attempt to have the town moved.
In 1905, Nairobi replaced Mombasa as capital of the British protectorate, as the British occupiers started to explore the region, they started using Nairobi as their first port of call. This prompted the government to build several spectacular grand hotels in the city. The main occupants were British game hunters, Nairobi continued to grow under the British and many British subjects settled within the citys suburbs
Banana Pancake Trail
The Banana Pancake Trail or Banana Pancake Circuit is the name given to growing routes around Southeast Asia travelled by backpackers and other tourists. The Trail has no clear definition, but is used as a metaphor for places that are popular among Western tourists. The Banana Pancake Trail is sometimes associated with backpackers who use Lonely Planet travel guides, the most common route passes through Vietnam and Thailand from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City via Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, as well as Phnom Penh and the Mekong Delta. Also people go north from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and hill-tribe villages, many head from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, via popular stops being Hoi An and Huế. The Banana Pancake Trail is similar in idea to the Gringo Trail in South America, grand Tour – 17th–19th century Continental tour undertaken by young European aristocrats, partly as leisure and partly educational. Banana Pancake Trail travel guide from Wikivoyage Rea, live at the Forbidden City, Musical Encounters in China and Taiwan.
Chennai Tax Office and the Trail of the Banana Pancake by Colin Todhunter