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Ghosts of Budapest’s past

Testament to Hungary’s resilience is how the country pays remembrance to the effects of WWII and communism.
Read more… 17 August 2011


A future Dhaka, through its past

Life pulses through Puran Dhaka, the most historic part of Bangladesh’s capital.
15 August 2011


Saving Dhaka’s heritage

A small band of architects in Bangladesh’s capital is fighting to save the nearly 3,000 historical buildings and colonial mansions in danger of destruction.
Read more… 15 August 2011


The golden age of train travel

For a shining period in history, passenger trains offered luxuries from the finest chefs to personal tailors.
05 August 2011


Vintage European beaches

Europeans on holiday know how to have a blast by the surf. Take a break with these photos of beaches back in the old days.
29 July 2011


Castle hunting in Austria

These fairytale fortresses offer trick fountains, curious art collections, dizzying architecture and centuries of history.
Read more… 28 July 2011


What most people miss at Machu Picchu

One hundred years after it was discovered, some architectural treasures are still overlooked.
Read more… 22 July 2011


Mysteries of Machu Picchu

Built at the height of the Incan civilization in what is now Peru, Machu Picchu was rediscovered one hundred years ago on 24 July, 1911.
22 July 2011


Meteora, Greece’s city in the sky

Balanced across 24 giant rock formations that reach nearly 400m into the sky are ancient monasteries, visible through the clouds.
Read more… 15 July 2011


Beyond the Headlines

Speakeasies, moonshine and gangsters

US Prohibition left behind plenty of colourful history for travellers to explore today.
Read more… 08 July 2011


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