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Where the wild things are in Taiwan

The Matsu islets, the republic’s newest tourist attraction, have been preserved by now lifted military restrictions.
Read more… 24 October 2011

Building the Golden Gate Bridge

The creation of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which opened in 1937, marked the beginning of an architectural wonder and major American icon.
21 October 2011

Inside Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel

Despite country-wide disapproval, tour companies have begun capitalising on the allure of Colombia's most notorious son.
Read more… 18 October 2011

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The writing’s on the war

American Civil War graffiti is discovered in a house in Virginia.
Read more… 17 October 2011

Sailing the Danube through Romania’s Iron Gates

Despite the construction of a dam that was both a remarkable feat of engineering and a tragedy for locals, Eselnita is a tranquil place to float by the country’s history.
Read more… 14 October 2011

The early days of deep-sea diving

Take a trip back in time with vintage shots of fun-loving divers, some of whom are outfitted in pretty crazy looking suits and all are plunging into the watery depths of the sea.
14 October 2011

Romania’s top five World Heritage sites

The country's tourism profile has been slow to rise, but with the country’s incredibly diverse, rewarding and relatively affordable offerings, that is not likely to last.
Read more… 11 October 2011

Marvellous early flying machines

Marvel at the beauty of the earliest aircraft, created in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Some were impractical, others were ingenious.
06 October 2011

Tribal culture survives in Taiwan

It is still possible to experience some of the oldest surviving, but little-known cultures in the world.
Read more… 06 October 2011

New York City's classic hotel bars

Posh watering holes offering a brief respite from the sometimes humdrum reality of day-to-day life.
Read more… 04 October 2011

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