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The walk that made me love Japan

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Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes his first walk in Kyoto 26 years ago, when he found understanding between a Shinto shrine and a 7-Eleven and fell in love with the city forever.
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Living in... Istanbul

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With its dynamism, diversity and double-continent span – not to mention its 14 million residents and 2,600-year history – Istanbul has an option for every mood and moment.
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Think you're a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world!
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Portugal’s anti-port

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Port might be Portugal’s most famous export, but with a more affordable price point and roots that are uniquely Portuguese, vinho verde is the wine to drink every day.
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The train that takes on Alaska’s Mt McKinley

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The 470-mile Denali Star line tracks through a vast landscape so wild, it can be easier to spot caribou than people and one town’s mayor is a cat named Stubbs.
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How I Quit My Job to Travel

How I quit my job to travel: The social media addict

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Social media strategist Shivya Nath dreamed of world travel. After she entered a contest and won a return ticket to Paris, she took it as a sign – and took off.
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