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Walking in Inca footsteps in Peru's Sacred Valley

Encompassing what was the fertile homeland of the Inca Empire, the transcendent region – often overlooked en route to Machu Picchu – is steeped in Andean history and culture.
Read more… 17 June 2013


A pilgrimage to Ghana’s slave forts

The fortified trading posts along Ghana’s coast are full of wreaths left by visitors who come to honour the millions of African slaves, searching for answers, belonging and roots.
Read more… 13 June 2013


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Celebrate the Acropolis’ extraordinary past

Through 31 August, explore the epic myths and tragic history behind the 2,500-year-old Acropolis at Athens’ Hellenic Festival.
Read more… 06 June 2013


Ecuador’s high altitude haciendas

From working farms to elegant boutique hotels, these glorious historic homes in spectacular rural settings have opened their doors to visitors.
Read more… 31 May 2013


Yemen's mud city of Shibam

Known as the Manhattan of the desert, this timeless city on the southern tip of Arabian Peninsula rises high with ancient structures that blend perfectly into the landscape.
31 May 2013


Exploring the Pak Ou Caves

On assignment to Laos for the first time since the 1970s, Tony Wheeler heads up the Mekong to investigate the thousands of Buddhist sculptures found in these spectacular caves.
29 May 2013


Buenos Aires’ past, as told through street art

The walls of the Argentine city – enlivened by massive murals, whimsical painted figures, moody graffiti and subtle but emblematic stencils – carry a powerful political charge.
28 May 2013


Florence’s Medici Chapel, a triumph of art over politics

Despite creating the Renaissance masterpiece during a time of upheaval and uprising, Michelangelo managed to complete the sombre mausoleum, unharmed by Medici vengeance.
24 May 2013


Walking with Jesus in the Galilee

Much more than a Christian pilgrimage, the 65km Jesus Trail in northern Israel encourages travellers to tread carefully.
Read more… 21 May 2013


In Krakow, a salty offering to Polish saints

At the Chapel of the Blessed Kinga, built to honor the patron saint of Polish miners, everything is carved out of salt, including the walls, floor, statues – even the chandeliers.
17 May 2013


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