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What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country?

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Local etiquette trips up even the savviest travellers – so Quora respondents weighed in with some of the worst mistakes to make abroad.
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Fifty years of folk dancing

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Every June, the Croatian town of Slavonski Brod hosts a colourful, camaraderie-filled folk dancing festival that gathers musicians and performers from across the region.



Our favourite images of the week

We’ve selected some of the most interesting and inspiring travel photos from across the globe, including baby turtles on a Costa Rica beach and a pagan festival in Switzerland.


Where football meets sun and samba

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In a city that embraces everyone and every cause, tolerance is so encouraged that authorities have hired drag queens to dance in the streets.


Images that changed our perspective

The places you see and the people you meet have the power to change your views on life. These photos inspired our readers to see the world a little differently.
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A precarious life in Mongolia’s north

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Despite facing hardships and prejudice, a tiny, marginalised community of nomadic reindeer herders is attracting people from around the world with their unique style of living.
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