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The proposed metro makeover every Parisian is talking about

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A bold plan could transform the city’s long-abandoned underground stations into swimming pools, art galleries – even a discotheque.
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Five days in Russia's Ring of Fire

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After being all but off limits, Russia’s strictly protected Kronotsky Zapovednik opens to travellers, revealing 650kg bears and the world’s second-largest gathering of geysers.
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Turkey’s hidden holy land

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After years of violence, the newly accessible region of southeastern Anatolia offers dramatic landscapes and a rich heritage combining Turkish, Arabic and Kurdish culture.


Where to find Kyoto’s glow

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After the sun goes down, geishas recede behind closed doors and teahouses shut down for the night, the ancient Japanese city offers spectacular nighttime charms.
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Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

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Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.
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Paris is making love public, in 160 characters or less

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Arguably the most romantic city in the world, Paris is giving enamoured residents and visitors the chance to declare their love on the city’s digital billboards.
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