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Inside the Pope’s private gardens

Castel Gandolfo has served as the Pope’s summer retreat since the 17th Century. For the first time, the gardens surrounding the residence are open to the public.
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The stories – and secrets – of Fez

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A peek behind the walls of the world’s oldest medina reveals how residents live, work and shop in a 1,200-year-old city both steeped in tradition – and ready to embrace its future.



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The walk that made me love Japan

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Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes his first walk in Kyoto 26 years ago, when he found understanding between a Shinto shrine and a 7-Eleven and fell in love with the city forever.
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Our favourite images of the week

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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Living in... Istanbul

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With its dynamism, diversity and double-continent span – not to mention its 14 million residents and 2,600-year history – Istanbul has an option for every mood and moment.
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