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Step back in time in Guatemala

A strong Maya tradition pervades this Central American country, where women weave traditional textiles and men make offerings to mystical wooden idols.
15 August 2013


The African Israelites

In Dimona, black Hebrews have slowly built upon their utopian vision, which involves everything from the community’s spiritual growth to lying on a bed of nails.
14 August 2013


Tallinn’s story, written in the sky

Spiked with spires, Tallinn’s skyline provides fascinating tales and haunting legends detailing the Estonian capital’s history.
Read more… 12 August 2013


Gem fever in Madagascar’s wild, wild west

A sapphire rush in the late 1990s took the small village of Ilakaka from boom to bust – leaving it an unadvisable place to linger long.
02 August 2013


A relic of days past in Madagascar

In the town of Diego Suarez, Lonely Planet writer John Vlahides hunts for an abandoned lighthouse rumoured to have been built by the French Foreign Legion.
31 July 2013


Ghosts of kingdoms past

An abandoned French colonial outpost in southern Cambodia bears the scars of Khmer Rouge bullets and the haunting memory of a tragic history.
26 July 2013


The tragic story behind Canada’s newest World Heritage Site

A place made of equal parts persistent human enterprise and epic human devastation, the Acadian settlement of Grand Pré is now using its fertile land to look to the future.
Read more… 17 July 2013


Independence days around the world

While the US celebrates with hot dogs and fireworks, freedom festivities can take many forms.
04 July 2013


The sacred and the pagan in Ethiopia’s greatest kingdom

Towering obelisks hewn from single stones stand in the ancient city of Axum, a land steeped in biblical history.
04 July 2013


Visby, Sweden’s summertime haunt

In-the-know Swedes head to Gotland, a secluded island 90km east of the mainland, to reconnect with their country’s medieval roots and Viking heritage.
28 June 2013


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