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South Asia’s new adrenaline capital

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Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands – a patchwork of waterfalls, craggy peaks and tropical jungles – is challenging Asia’s other great adventure capitals, including Pokhara and Leh.
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A new dawn for the Mezzogiorno?

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For the first time since the Grand Tour of the 18th Century, southern Italy is registering on savvy travellers’ radars.
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Worldwide Weird

Seas that glow like stars

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A bizarre natural phenomenon lights up the water off these three beaches, making the sea shine with a surreal blue light.
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Localites

Sydney’s ice rink on the beach

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Travellers heading to Sydney’s iconic beach are in for a surprise: until 13 July the iconic sandy coastline has been transformed into an icy wonderland.
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How I Quit My Job to Travel

How I quit my job to travel: The social media addict

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Social media strategist Shivya Nath dreamed of world travel. After she entered a contest and won a return ticket to Paris, she took it as a sign – and took off.
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Sleeping on stilts in the Amazon

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At Brazil’s largest nature reserve, travellers can stay in treehouses, paddle past alligators and pick acai berries – but only 1,000 visitors a year are allowed in.
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