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Cruise ports of call: East Asia for history buffs

Visit Vietnam War tunnels and ancient Hong Kong villages, enjoy Chinese opera and explore Tokyo by bike.
Read more… 05 January 2012


Tallinn’s secret history of espionage

The Estonian capital’s front as a quaint medieval town belies a history simmering with espionage and intrigue.
Read more… 03 January 2012


Echoes of a soviet past in Tallinn

From secret KGB hotel rooms to radio-jammers, the landmarks of Estonia’s capital have a hidden history of Soviet struggle and espionage.
03 January 2012


Vestiges of historical Dubai

As the city focuses on sustaining growth, it has made preserving its historical sites a priority.
Read more… 17 May 2011


Beyond the Headlines

The origins of Peru’s mysterious Nasca Lines

In the desert of southern Peru, giant etchings of spiders, whales, people and trapezoids stretching across 450sqkm have adorned the landscape for 2,000 years.
Read more… 02 December 2011


Cuba before Castro

For decades after World War I and before Castro’s 1959 revolt, Havana was an exotic getaway for travellers, with an intoxicating blend of glittering nightclubs and decadent cabarets.
02 December 2011


Germany's land of poets and thinkers

Thuringia is a magical place of grand thinking, extraordinary medieval towns, fairytale forests – and sausages.
Read more… 01 December 2011


The quiet land of Thuringia

Take a journey into the hushed and historical landscapes of Romantic Germany, where enlightenment, music and literature flourished.
01 December 2011


Remnants of Russia’s past

Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, its epic history lives on in the buildings and monuments of Moscow, inspiring both awe and nostalgia.
Read more… 24 November 2011


The legacy of the Soviet Union

Trace Moscow’s Soviet past along Lenin’s footsteps.
24 November 2011


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