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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


Eatimology

Love, war and the Philly cheesesteak

Follow the iconic sandwich’s trail through immigrant neighbourhoods and historic alleyways to uncover Philadelphia’s rich past and proud culture.
Read more… 16 May 2013


Driving through Canada’s Acadian history

Adjacent to Quebec is the Maritimes, a vibrant Francophone colony with a dark past and a unique modern-day culture that has only recently opened up to travellers.
Read more… 14 May 2013


In Thailand, the Death Railway’s grim history lives on

Made famous by the film The Bridge over the River Kwai, the Thai-Burma railway that once resulted in the death of thousands could help unite Southeast Asia by 2015.
Read more… 13 May 2013


A new dawn rises over Luxor’s Valley of the Queens

Queen Nefertari, known as one of the most beautiful women in history, still inspires after 3,000 years, with her tomb giving wondrous insight into the art and beliefs of Ancient Egypt.
10 May 2013


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