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  • Ghost towns – top five abandoned habitations

    Ghost towns – top five abandoned habitations

    March 15th, 2012Site Editor
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    There’s nothing quite as atmospheric as a deserted but once inhabited place. Here’s five of our top picks for any ghost town hunter. This article was originally published in November 2010. Ghadames, Libya The houses in Ghadames, a pastel-coloured town in the Sahara Desert, are as dense as honeycomb – it’s possible for the women... Read more »

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  • Eat the original: five places for authentic food

    Eat the original: five places for authentic food

    February 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    After a long time on the road, menus – especially on the budget end – start to blur together into a mix of familiar fast-food staples, whether you’re in France or the Philippines. It’s easy to forget that some of the foods people the world over eat with gusto are actually based on a single... Read more »

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  • Rituals around the world

    Rituals around the world

    February 20th, 2012Holly Dudley
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    Travelling the globe you’ll come across rituals around the world that might seem odd, crazy – perhaps even scary. But at the root they all share something in common; they are an expression of the local culture. So here we tell the story behind five of these unique cultural rituals… Naghol, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu The ritual... Read more »

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  • Travel bargains for 2012

    Travel bargains for 2012

    February 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    This article was originally posted in February 2012 Tourism is a lifeline for so many countries, but economic crisis, civil unrest or natural disasters can suddenly pull the plug on visitor numbers. And this can be a great time to experience these countries: often many areas are still safe, locals will usually be delighted to... Read more »

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  • Six up-and-coming destinations to consider

    Six up-and-coming destinations to consider

    January 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    Sometimes visiting the world’s best-known destinations can be a little tiring – so many people, piling in and out of attractions, keen to see, do and experience the same things. Almost anywhere can feel like a tourist trap at the wrong time of year. So if you’ve decided to spend your next trip feeling a... Read more »

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