May 04, 2021

AUSTRALIA'S ROCK ICONS

The "Twelve Apostles" of Australia's southern shore push upwards from the surf as though reaching for the heavens. But these dramatic features of the ...

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May 12, 2021

Getting to know Bangkok

Bangkok is not a city that's off the beaten track. From backpackers to businessmen, this complicated and unconquered capital has attracted travellers ...

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May 16, 2021

Getting to know Munich

Munich feels at once relaxed and dynamic. This stems not only from its combination of the almost-Italian dolce vita - the maxim of Munich being Italy'...

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May 11, 2021

Getting to know Paris

Ah, Paris. There are few cities in the world that evoke the same level of sentiment. The iconography runs deep: baguettes, Breton shirts and berets, s...

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May 13, 2021

Getting to know Seoul

The South Korean capital has more to offer than kimchi and K-pop. A series of seismic events shook Korea in the 20th century: 35 years of Japanese occ...

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May 10, 2021

Getting to know Tokyo

It would take a lifetime to get to know every facet of Tokyo, a city so large that it spreads as far as the eye can see. But look closely and you will...

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May 20, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ZANZIBAR

Pristine white sand beaches, colorful coral reefs, endless spices, a varied culture and name that commands curiosity - Zanzibar is an East African isl...

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May 14, 2021

Hiking in Melbourne

Melbourne is unique for its layered offering. Makers and indie bookshops shimmy up to live-music venues, and cutting-edge galleries nestle neatly into...

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May 01, 2021

LAND OF 2,000 TEMPLES

Sprawled across 16 square miles of semi-arid plain, the ancient city of Bagan (also called Pagan) is the world's largest group of religious structures...

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May 18, 2021

PARADISE FOUND IN MAURITIUS

Mauritius had always been one of those distant African countries with an exotic sounding name that always made me dream. I've been traveling throughou...

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May 03, 2021

SIENA'S PALIO PARADE

Siena's Palio, or medieval horse race, is the most famous in Italy. The city hosts two of these lively affairs every summer. A mad dash of colliding m...

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May 07, 2021

THE LI RIVER OF ANCIENT LEGEND

At 270 miles long, the Lijiang is not one of China's mighty waterways. Yet it looms large in the national imagination, thanks to a breathtaking 52-mil...

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