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World’s most welcoming countries

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The World Economic Forum ranked 140 nations in order of their hospitality towards international travellers. From Iceland to Bosnia, these 10 friendly places made the grade.


A pilgrimage to Ghana’s slave forts

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The fortified trading posts along Ghana’s coast are full of wreaths left by visitors who come to honour the millions of African slaves, searching for answers, belonging and roots.
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Safari in Kenya without four wheels

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Get out of the jeep and see the country’s iconic wildlife by boat, bike, horseback or on your own two feet.
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Taming wild hyenas outside Harar

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A man in the Ethiopian desert has become famous for feeding the scavenging animals by hand – and occasionally from his own mouth.


Exploring Ethiopia’s homespun museum

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Lonely Planet author Katharina Kane travels to the ancient Muslim city of Harar to meet a man who has dedicated his life to collecting and preserving precious Ethiopian artefacts.


Dressing for an Ethiopian trance vigil

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A mystical Islamic ceremony, known as a Hadra, requires that Westerners forgo their jeans in favour of more traditional garb.


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