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Father Christmas' Mediterranean island escape

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Little is known about the neglected, earthquake-shattered buildings on Turkey’s mysterious Gemiler Adasi, the island where St Nicholas escaped persecution in the 4th Century.


Worldwide Weird

Mexico’s whimsical Night of the Radishes

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As Christmas draws near in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, artisans and amateurs compete to create the most striking carved radish in town.
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Stockholm’s strategic Cold War stronghold

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The archipelago’s southernmost island was once home to a terrifyingly intricate – and nearly invisible – system of state-of-the-art military installations. Only a few survive.
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Driving one of the world's most remote highways

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Originally a northern segment of the Silk Road trading route, the Pamir Highway has been in use for almost 2,000 years. But few travellers make it there today.


‘Walking on water’ in Slovakia

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Two hikers in Slovakia’s High Tatra Mountains walk across a lake that’s frozen so clearly, they look to be walking on water.
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Living In

Living in: The world’s most eco-friendly cities

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What’s it like to live in a city committed to environmental protection and sustainable development? The answer might make you green with envy.
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