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China’s Atlantis of the East

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.
Read more… 24 July 2014


The stories – and secrets – of Fez

A peek behind the walls of the world’s oldest medina reveals how residents live, work and shop in a 1,200-year-old city both steeped in tradition – and ready to embrace its future.
24 July 2014


Replicating Tutankhamun's tomb

Tutankhamun’s tomb remained intact for 3,000 years, but due to so many visitors it is now deteriorating. Will travellers venture to Egypt to see what some would call a fake?
Read more… 13 July 2014


Forgotten landscapes outside Krakow

Linked to Krakow by a portion of the Amber Trail Greenway, Tyniec’s limestone cliffs, dense woodland and millennia-old abbey comprise one of Eastern Europe’s most overlooked villages.
Read more… 10 July 2014


The city that Luther, Bach and Goethe all shared

Tranquil Weimar was the hub of Germany’s most crucial artistic and intellectual movements – a past that still lives on in Unesco-rated buildings, palaces and parks.
Read more… 07 June 2014


Cappadocia's twin-peaked shadow

Climbing Turkey’s Mount Hasan is not just about bagging another summit: it is a journey to the rumbling heart of Neolithic man's fear.
Read more… 28 May 2014


Where to commemorate WWI

As the world prepares to mark the centenary of the start of World War I, it raises the question: should sites from the conflict be considered tourist attractions?
Read more… 04 May 2014


Ljubljana’s buried past

This year marks the 2,000-year anniversary of Emona, the city buried beneath Slovenia’s capital. Despite its modernity, Ljubljana’s past is alive – and increasingly accessible.
24 April 2014


The heart of historic Mexico City

Mexico’s revitalised capital thrums with reminders of its storied past – and of the cosmopolitan energy that characterises the city today.
03 April 2014


Fictional Footsteps

Stephen King’s hotel of horrors

Colorado’s Stanley Hotel inspired Stephen King’s horror classic, The Shining. More than 30 years later, the hotel remains as historic – and haunted – as ever.
Read more… 27 March 2014


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