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A second chance for Myanmar’s sea gypsies

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As the country opens to travellers, it waits to be seen whether the nomadic Moken can preserve their language, their way of life and their mythology.


India’s hidden Himalayas of Ladakh

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India’s semi-autonomous region of Ladakh shares Tibet’s Himalayan peaks, Buddhist culture, spectacular scenery and traditional living – yet receives only a fraction of its visitors.


Worldwide Weird

China’s Atlantis of the East

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The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.
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Words & Wanderlust

The walk that made me love Japan

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Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes his first walk in Kyoto 26 years ago, when he found understanding between a Shinto shrine and a 7-Eleven and fell in love with the city forever.
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Trekking to Bhutan’s 'Tiger's Nest'

This Buddhist monastery clings to a granite cliff more than 3,000m above sea level, and every Bhutanese person is expected to complete the pilgrimage at least once.
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Japan’s bullet train dream team

With 150 million passengers every year, the cleaning crew on Japan's bullet train must use near-military precision to keep it running on schedule.
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