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China’s Atlantis of the East

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The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.
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The complicated culture of Bosnian coffee

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Centuries of Ottoman rule may have left the Bosnians in an identity crisis, but one thing’s for certain – you can never call their coffee Turkish.
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How well do you know the world? Play Geoguessr to find out!

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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Trekking to Bhutan’s 'Tiger's Nest'

This Buddhist monastery clings to a granite cliff more than 3,000m above sea level, and every Bhutanese person is expected to complete the pilgrimage at least once.
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How Iceland’s baby volcano was born

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In 1973, a 1,600m-long fissure erupted on Iceland’s island of Heimaey, spewing lava, ash and destroying 800 houses – and birthing a new volcano that remains live, and warm, even today.
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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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