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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


An American fiefdom in Mexico

In the late 1800s, a US governor made his fortune in Mexico’s Batopilas silver mines, turning the town into his own personal kingdom.
26 June 2013


Mexico’s abandoned sanctuary

Lonely Planet photographer Dominic Bonuccelli treks to the lost cathedral of Satevo, a long-neglected mission on the banks of the Batopilas River.
24 June 2013


The mysterious cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde

The inhabitants of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains vanished long before Europeans arrived, but the canyon palace they left behind rewrote the history of the American West.
21 June 2013


The ancient Spanish ritual of baby jumping

A centuries-old tradition held each June in the small town of Castrillo de Murcia involves jumping over mattresses of baptised infants to cleanse their original sin.
18 June 2013


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