Despite creating the Renaissance masterpiece during a time of upheaval and uprising, Michelangelo managed to complete the sombre mausoleum, unharmed by Medici vengeance.
Botswana’s arid savannahs and fertile flood plains are alive with an amazing diversity of wildlife, but even the most well-known game-viewing areas rarely feel crowded.
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Although Burma’s little-known cuisine is influenced by its neighbours – especially India, Thailand and China – the end result is decidedly its own.
In the country’s north, the driest desert in the world is home to volcanoes, sand dunes, geysers and an amazing amount of geothermic activity.
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