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Christopher Columbus’ unexpected home

Founded in 1501, Santo Domingo is home to extraordinary traces of the original city, which served as a template for the design of emerging cities in the New World.
03 May 2013


In search of London's lost rivers

While the Thames is well known, at least five waterways have disappeared under the city’s pavement over time, becoming watery ghosts whose rumbling waters can still be heard.
Read more… 30 April 2013


Revealing rarities of historic Barbados

Amid this island’s rolling limestone hills and powdery beaches are fascinating survivors of the colonial past – rum shops, horse racing and churches that have a story to tell.
24 April 2013


The Passport blog

Paris' Notre Dame turns 850

In the year of the Parisian cathedral’s 850th anniversary, a look back reveals religious upheaval, a dare-devilish high-rise artist and a grisly pack of wolves.
Read more… 24 April 2013


Echoes of an ancient land along Turkey's Abraham Path

A modern re-creation of Prophet Abraham’s journey, the 170km trekking route across southeast Anatolia is part of an ambitious vision to unite the Middle East.
Read more… 15 April 2013


Localites

Risqué tour reveals yesteryear Vancouver

A racy new tour shines a light on the city’s not-too-distant past by taking visitors behind the curtain at the infamous Penthouse strip club.
Read more… 10 April 2013


A road trip to Jordan’s unsung sights

From the place where Moses died to a city that hopes to become the next Dubai, the country’s lesser-known gems are peppered along a 370km route between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea.
Read more… 09 April 2013


Five European castles to stay in

Sleep in comfort behind stone walls in strongholds large and small, including a Scottish tower house, a French chateau and a Tuscan hamlet.
Read more… 22 March 2013


Worldwide Weird

Museum documents madness in Ghent

The Museum Dr Guislain in Belgium uses exhibitions and art collections to trace the medical and social treatments of mental illness through time.
Read more… 19 March 2013


Livingstone’s Zambia

In the anniversary year of his birth, follow in the Scottish explorer’s footsteps through the country that lays claim to both his most famous discovery and his buried heart.
Read more… 15 March 2013


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