Baja street eats that can’t be beat

Baja street eats that can’t be beat

We’ve all seen street vendors (or smelled those mouthwatering aromas that come from their cart!) but it can take some guts to actually stop and order something. Sometimes we’re too focused on the destination ahead to appreciate what’s right outside...
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Matera’s renaissance: new life in Italy’s ancient cave city

Matera’s renaissance: new life in Italy’s ancient cave city

There’s a new buzz in the ancient southern-Italian cave city of Matera, with boutique hotels, superb restaurants and innovative cultural hubs blossoming in the timeworn streets that so nearly sank from sight after forced clearances in the 1950s. Nine millenn...
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Best of Bahia state: Brazil’s ‘land of happiness’

Best of Bahia state: Brazil’s ‘land of happiness’

It’s easy to see why Brazilians nicknamed Bahia aterra da felicidade (the land of happiness). The northeastern state, with its sun-drenched coastline, is a tropical paradise – and Salvador, the capital city, is home to one of the largest Carnaval celebra...
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South Korea’s beautiful gardens and landscape design

South Korea’s beautiful gardens and landscape design

For over 2000 years Koreans have been shaping the landscape around them into pleasing contours and vistas. The arrangement of rocks is a crucial element of local garden design, as is a more natural appearance than the equally venerable styles...
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The Serra da Estrela: exploring Portugal’s ‘star mountain’

The Serra da Estrela: exploring Portugal’s ‘star mountain’

Despite its incredible natural features – thick forests, hidden lakes and a lofty peak – Portugal’s Serra da Estrela mountain range is often overlooked. It is beautiful, for sure, and offers great opportunities for exploring nature. But look closely ...
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Exploring Djibouti’s underwater treasures

Exploring Djibouti’s underwater treasures

When it comes to snorkelling with whale sharks, Djibouti is unsurpassable – floating with these majestic creatures is unlike anything you will have experienced. Beneath the surface, a great repertoire of diving adventures also awaits, with a great mix of...
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Into the heart of Borneo: a guide to Sarawak’s national parks

Into the heart of Borneo: a guide to Sarawak’s national parks

Home to some of the world’s biggest caves and most diverse ecosystems, superlatives abound when it comes to describing Sarawak’s national parks. So blessed is this Malaysian state with a wealth of natural wonders that it can be difficult deciding...
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History unfolds in the Andes: escape to Ecuador

History unfolds in the Andes: escape to Ecuador

This South American country may be small, but it has a dazzling array of wonders. Explore the colonial capital, Quito, before delving deep into the cloud forest, where hummingbirds flit and pumas stalk. Next, head high into the Andes and...
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