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Weaving a new future in Laos

In and around Luang Prabang, increased tourism is posing a real risk to the traditional textiles that have been sought after since the Tang dynasty.
Read more… 29 August 2013


Holy ground in post-Soviet Kazakhstan

Built entirely of wood using no nails more than a century ago, Zenkov Cathedral was re-consecrated following independence and is now an active place of worship.
28 August 2013


Five curious facts about Croatia

Nestled near Italy on the Adriatic Sea, the tiny country has been an unsung source of innovation, libation and historical intrigue for centuries.
Read more… 26 August 2013


Our favourite images of the week

From Guatemala to Istanbul, wander the world’s most fascinating locales without leaving your seat.
17 August 2013


The African Israelites

In Dimona, black Hebrews have slowly built upon their utopian vision, which involves everything from the community’s spiritual growth to lying on a bed of nails.
14 August 2013


Orchha, a living medieval town

This Indian town wrapped in legends of feudal chivalry and romance packs more history into every square metre than even Agra or Udaipur.
Read more… 08 August 2013


Localites

What to eat at a Dubai iftar

To celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai hotels put together lavish daily spreads that include Arabic mezze, Emirati lamb and sticky sweet pastries.
Read more… 09 July 2013


The secret powers of Sufi sounds

Arabic folk music has evolved over the centuries, but Moroccan mystics still use it to chase away evil spirits and heal the sick.
03 July 2013


The ancient Spanish ritual of baby jumping

A centuries-old tradition held each June in the small town of Castrillo de Murcia involves jumping over mattresses of baptised infants to cleanse their original sin.
18 June 2013


Jaffa, an Israeli city in flux

The 4,000-year old port is experiencing a cultural regeneration, but as the bohemians, boutiques and bistros move in, the secular city is striving to preserve its down-to-earth charm.
Read more… 17 June 2013


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