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  • Brazilian football: more than just a game

    Brazilian football: more than just a game

    April 11th, 2014Shafik Meghji
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    Joyous fans, unmistakeable yellow shirts, jogo bonito (“beautiful game”) – Brazilian football evokes many images, but the country’s relationship with the sport is far more complex than the clichés suggest, say the authors of new book Brazil Inside Out. Here’s a quick history. “The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it” In Brazil, that old saying could... Read more »

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  • The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Face your fears in the name of travel

    Face your fears in the name of travel

    March 17th, 2014Kia
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    From arachnophobia to fear of loneliness – Kia Abdullah explores how to face your fears and open up the world of travel. It was early morning on my first day in Cambodia that the feeling of dread descended. Trundling along in a tuk tuk, I felt something heavy land on my leg. The brown-black mass was... Read more »

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  • Fordlândia: Henry Ford’s abandoned city of the Amazon

    Fordlândia: Henry Ford’s abandoned city of the Amazon

    March 6th, 2014Kiki Deere
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    In the late 1920s, automobile tycoon Henry Ford transplanted a little piece of the United States to the middle of Brazil‘s Amazon jungle. Complete with whitewashed American-style houses set on impeccably manicured lawns, shaded patios, and tree-lined streets dotted with pretty churches, he called it Fordlândia and it was to become the world’s largest rubber... Read more »

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  • Surfing in Rio, Brazil

    Surfing in Rio, Brazil

    February 13th, 2014John Malathronas
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    My favourite spot in Rio isn’t lying on Ipanema beach or watching the world go by sitting in the Copacabana Palace terrace. Nor does it involve hiking in the Parque Nacional da Tijuca, or snaking around the islands on a boat trip in Guanabara Bay. My favourite spot is unfamiliar to the casual tourist, because... Read more »

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  • Experiencing the Pousada Maravilha Hotel, Brazil

    Experiencing the Pousada Maravilha Hotel, Brazil

    February 12th, 2014Site Editor
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    Fernando de Noronha is an impossibly beautiful secret island just an hour’s flight from Recife in northern Brazil. A pristine National Marine Park, it was once visited by Charles Darwin and is so eco-orientated that on some beaches no sun cream or flip-flops are allowed. It has long been a hideaway for the Brazilian jet... Read more »

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  • 20 of the world’s most amazing engineering feats

    20 of the world’s most amazing engineering feats

    February 5th, 2014Helen Abramson
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  • 17 amazing pictures of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    17 amazing pictures of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    January 8th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Stretching from the warm tropical shores of the Caribbean to the wild and windswept archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, South America has a dizzying treasure trove of landscapes that have long seduced independent travellers seeking an unforgettable experience. Belgian photographer Pascal Mannaerts has been captivated by the continent since he discovered photography during his student years; here is a selection of... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in March

    The best places to visit in March

    January 7th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Whether you fancy an Aussie music festival, a literary break in England or sake and sakura in Japan, March is an excellent month to travel. Spring breathes new life into the northern hemisphere, while riotous festivals take place everywhere from Ireland to Brazil. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in March. See... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in February

    The best places to visit in February

    December 30th, 2013Olivia Rawes
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    Dark, dreary and cold in Europe and North America, February often feels like a long drag before spring arrives. Yet it’s a fantastic time to travel. Warm, balmy weather and riotous carnivals beckon below the equator, while chillier climes should be embraced for snow-fuelled activities and unique wildlife watching opportunities. Here are our tips on... Read more »

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  • 22 stunning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

    22 stunning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

    December 16th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    After a search for the most captivating, exciting and beautiful travel photography, the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards announced their final winners last week. Here is a selection of our favourite images from this set of talented photographers. Eagle hunter, Alti Region, Mongolia Pin By Simon Morris | www.tpoty.com Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, USA Pin... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in January

    The best places to visit in January

    December 2nd, 2013Rachel Mills
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    January doesn’t have to be that depressing, post-holiday letdown month we’re all used to. There’s so much going on across the world, so whether it’s celebrating Australia Day in the sunshine or bagging bargains at the January sales in London, there are plenty of ways to banish those post-holiday blues. Here are our top places to... Read more »

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