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The haunting Sichuan-Tibet Highway

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A bus ride along one of the world’s riskiest roads leads to altitude headaches, near-death experiences and one of the last chances to see Tibet as it once was.
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Canada’s backcountry by air

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A new ride shimmies over British Columbia’s jaw-dropping wilderness, giving nature lovers access to terrain usually reserved for steely rock climbers and tough backcountry hikers.
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Vietnam’s hidden Himalayas

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The Dong Van district’s Hmong villages and spectacular peaks remain so isolated, foreign tourists are all but unknown.


The world’s largest ocean treasure

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New Caledonia has added a marine park triple the size of Germany to its already long list of natural wonders.
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Barefoot in a Polynesian paradise

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Dreadlocked and bare-chested, local legend Pa Teuruaa has been guiding hikers across Rarotonga for almost 30 years, showing visitors another side to the paradisiacal Cook Islands.
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Our favourite images of the week

Mesmerising travel photos from around the world, including bizarre body painting in Austria and wakeboarding in Lebanon’s crystal-filled cave.


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A mountainous region opens to foreigners


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Stunning images from around the globe


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