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In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

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Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.


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What hipsters in Paris are playing

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Pétanque – the quintessential French outdoor ball game – is traditionally seen as a summertime pastime for older men. But a new festival in Paris is making the sport cool again.
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The call of the Canadian wild

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Canada’s remote Yukon Territory inspired Jack London’s famed 1903 Call of the Wild – and draws travellers today with wild landscapes and memories of rough-and-tumble adventures.
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New York City’s most morbid museum

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See wax models of diseased body parts, intricately woven memorials made of human hair and more at Brooklyn’s newly opened Morbid Anatomy Museum.
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In Riga, medieval spires and Art Nouveau dreams

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Latvia’s capital, a European Capital of Culture for 2014, is awash with Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and late Romanesque architectural styles, among others.


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Living in: The world’s most visited cities

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What is it like to live in a place known for its sights… and crowds? Residents of 2014’s most visited cities spill how they find solitude – and why they love living there anyway.
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