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Have the Galapagos been saved?

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The islands are no longer an endangered World Heritage site, but they may still be at risk.
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Ecuador in pictures

From rainforests to volcanoes, Cuenca to Quito, iconic images of this South American country.



Sampling the regional dishes and delicacies of Ecuador

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Altitude and geography play a prominent role in Ecuadorian cooking, with cooks in the Andean highlands preparing quite different dishes from their counterparts along the coast.
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Best city for winter 2011: Tallinn, Estonia

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The Estonian capital, with its slanted red roofs, rocket-like spires and onion domes, turns into a snow-muffled fairytale in late November to early December.
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Hiking through a microcosm of Earth

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New Zealand packs stunning examples of the planet’s most beautiful ecosystems into a land mass the size of Colorado.
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New Zealand’s ecosystems

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The hiking is some of the most hassle-free in the world and the scenery at 4,000 feet rivals the Andes at 14,000.


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