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Fictional Footsteps

Inside the haunted prison of The Shawshank Redemption

The cavernous old Ohio State Reformatory is eerie enough to give you chills – even if you don’t hear the clanking of cell doors and prisoners’ cries.
Read more… 30 October 2014


Fictional Footsteps

Chile through Pablo Neruda's eyes

More than 40 years after his death, the Nobel Prize-winning poet might be more popular than ever, with thousands of admirers exploring three of his homes each year.
Read more… 28 October 2014


Words & Wanderlust

Following the Silk Road to the end of China

Stanley Stewart travels across the wilds of Central Asia, not for gold or conquest, trade or empire, but to explore the outer fringes of the imagination.
Read more… 27 October 2014


The ancient cities of Sri Lanka

Travellers are flocking to Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle, home to frolicking monkeys, giant Buddha statues and 1,500-year-old palaces.
22 October 2014


Unearthing Plovdiv, the modern heart of ancient Thrace

Archaeologists uncover the shops and stadium of ancient Philippopolis – modern-day Plovdiv, Bulgaria – a city once governed by the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.
Read more… 04 October 2014


Beijing’s extraordinary Grand Canal

Although few locals realize it, the once powerful Grand Canal is seeing new life in Beijing's suburb of Tongzhou.
Read more… 02 October 2014


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


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