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The ancient cities of Sri Lanka

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Travellers are flocking to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, home to frolicking monkeys, giant Buddha statues and 1,500-year-old palaces.


Remote, romantic southern Spain

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Located midway between the Mediterranean and the mountains, the region of Las Alpujarras charms visitors with Moorish architecture, ancient villages and rolling olive groves.



Eatimology

Is the banh mi the world’s best sandwich?

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A product of Vietnam’s colonial past, the beloved concoction combines a crunchy French baguette with pork, pate and an ever-changing array of fresh vegetables.
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Our favourite images of the week

A selection of the most stunning travel photos from around the world, including majestic Australian landscapes and Jules Verne-inspired installations in the French city of Nantes.


In France, a steampunk park of Jules Verne’s dreams

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With its combined art installation and amusement park, Nantes has brought the bizarre world of science fiction writer Jules Verne to life, complete with 12m-tall mechanical elephant.
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Swing takes over the Emerald Isle

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Traditionally associated with folk, Ireland is falling in love with swing – and travellers can compete, take classes or just join in down at the local pub.
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The first World Nomad Games

It's like polo, but with a headless goat


Our favourite images of the week

Stunning images from around the world


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In France, new meets old….and weird

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