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How Iceland’s baby volcano was born

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In 1973, a 1,600m-long fissure erupted on Iceland’s island of Heimaey, spewing lava, ash and destroying 800 houses – and birthing a new volcano that remains live, and warm, even today.
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Trekking to Bhutan’s 'Tiger's Nest'

This Buddhist monastery clings to a granite cliff more than 3,000m above sea level, and every Bhutanese person is expected to complete the pilgrimage at least once.
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From the coffee culture in Bosnia-Hercegovina to the train that takes on Alaska’s Mt McKinley, these are some of the most awe-inspiring travel photos from around the world.


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The cost of living in Istanbul

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How the prices of essentials compare in this diverse, dynamic city.
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The complicated culture of Bosnian coffee

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Centuries of Ottoman rule may have left the Bosnians in an identity crisis, but one thing’s for certain – you can never call their coffee Turkish.
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Japan’s bullet train dream team

With 150 million passengers every year, the cleaning crew on Japan's bullet train must use near-military precision to keep it running on schedule.
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