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A glimpse of El Salvador's guerrilla past

The country's brutal 12-year civil conflict is on display in and around Perquín’s inspiring Museo de la Revolución Salvadoreña.
Read more… 11 June 2012


Australia rediscovers its urban indigenous heart

From Sydney to Melbourne to Perth, urban tours are challenging the perception that the country’s Aboriginal history can only be experienced in the desert.
Read more… 07 June 2012


Five one-day excursions from Madrid

An hour away from Spain's capital city, historical castles, royal gardens and adventurous bullrings remain untouched by modernity.
Read more… 28 May 2012


Discovering Tanzania’s chimpanzees

Scientist Jane Goodall landed in Gombe Stream National Park in 1960 and spent years observing the resident chimpanzees. The park still draws numerous visitors each year.
24 May 2012


Unspoilt southern Thailand by train

Not far from the country’s tourist-packed resorts, daily trains from Bangkok glide serenely past ancient royal retreats, Buddhist cities, tropical forests and deserted seashores.
Read more… 23 May 2012


Bhutan, the kingdom of the clouds

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a place where Buddhist traditions mix with modernity, and reverence is shown to tigers and the flaming thunderbolt of wisdom.
Read more… 17 May 2012


Somaliland: Africa’s unofficial country

Travelling into an unrecognised country in the Horn of Africa with a wheelbarrow for a wallet.
Read more… 14 May 2012


Vintage Mallorca, Spain

View the spectacular Mediterranean beaches, castles and culture of the Balearic Island at the beginning of its tourism heyday.
11 May 2012


The romantic heart of Shakespeare's plays

The Bard’s Italy is a tour of piazzas, canals and Gothic architecture -- inspiration for the settings of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.
10 May 2012


Shakespeare’s Italy

William Shakespeare set a third of his plays in Italy. Take a tour of Verona, Padua and Venice -- three fair cities in which he laid his scenes.
Read more… 10 May 2012


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