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The world’s must-visit islands

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With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.
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The bloom of cancer

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Riddled with cancer and close to death, Amy Gigi Alexander wrote a bucket list that would take her around the world – and save her life in the process.
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Welcome to Europe’s cowboy country

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The Great Hungarian Plain is Europe’s answer to the American West – complete with rough-and-tumble herdsmen, horses trained to lie flat on command and a history of highwaymen.


A desert dome that inspires rock stars and star-gazers

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The acoustically perfect Integratron rises out of the dusty Mojave Desert like a UFO, embodying the extra-terrestrial elements that inspired its construction.
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In Pakistan, imposing tombs that few have seen

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Just 90km west of the largest city in Pakistan, Makli is the final resting place of more than half a million people. Yet its intricate tombs are little known to travellers today.
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Trekking in China, where dragons stand guard

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Get a different perspective on Tiger Leaping Gorge by walking the 22km High Path, a two-day trek through remote Naxi hill farming terraces that is far removed from the tourist hordes.
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