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Booker Prize-nominated novelist Philip Hensher travels to Taiwan for the annual Dragon Boat Festival and uncovers a land of myths, tradition and ceremony.
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Taiwan’s Dragon Boat Festival

One of the country’s biggest Chinese celebrations.



The 10 best treks in the world

From the Indian Himalayas to the Narrows, these classic treks require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation.
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El Camino de Santiago

This increasingly popular European trek takes pilgrims to the purported burial place of Saint James in Galicia, northwestern Spain.


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Wellington for hobbits

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How to travel in New Zealand’s movie capital like a character out of the Tolkien story being filmed there.
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Relaxing in the adrenaline capital of the world

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What to do in Queenstown, New Zealand between bungee jumps.
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