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On the hunt for dinosaur eggs in Mongolia's Flaming Cliffs

In the South Gobi Desert, some of the world’s most fascinating prehistoric wonders are at visitors’ fingertips – sometimes literally.
Read more… 18 September 2014


Why is there graffiti on the Great Wall of China?

Officials in China have taken an unlikely step to preserve one of the country's most famous ancient monuments.
Read more… 04 September 2014


Iceland, as a literary muse

From inspiring JRR Tolkien and Jules Verne to having more writers in its population than any other country in the world, Iceland is one of literature’s strongest influences.
27 August 2014


Fictional Footsteps

The call of the Canadian wild

Canada’s remote Yukon Territory inspired Jack London’s famed 1903 Call of the Wild – and draws travellers today with wild landscapes and memories of rough-and-tumble adventures.
Read more… 20 August 2014


In Pakistan, imposing tombs that few have seen

Just 90km west of the largest city in Pakistan, Makli is the final resting place of more than half a million people. Yet its intricate tombs are little known to travellers today.
Read more… 08 August 2014


Turkey’s religious ghost town

Until the deportations of 1923, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously in the Turkish town of Kayakoy. Today, the ghost town remains a poignant reminder of happier times.
Read more… 05 August 2014


Worldwide Weird

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


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