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A dark and fantastical Polish land

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In this province filled with medieval castles and dense forest, it’s easy to imagine Hansel and Gretel skipping past the gingerbread houses, leaving a trail of breadcrumbs behind them.
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Chasing shadows and light in Iran

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Marian Reid explores the country’s desert towns, where 3,000 years of generations have adapted to the harsh environment to create a beautiful and timeless world.
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The volcano miners

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The acidic wasteland of the Ijen crater is a world of hard work and danger, where men descend each day into the belly of the fiery pit to live and die by the sulphur they mine.


Where colonial meets controversial

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In a former no-go neighbourhood of San Juan, artists are transforming derelict building facades into vibrant murals that tell the story of the island better than any museum.


One woman, 17 British accents

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Siobhan Thompson performs a tour of the accents of the British Isles – and the celebrities who speak with them.
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The Swiss train tourists don’t take

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The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.
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