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The Amazon, a river of extremes

Every species in the Peruvian Amazon – from the caiman lizards to the villagers of Puerto Miguel -- has developed an elaborate defence mechanism to survive the harsh environment.


Taming the heart of the Peruvian Amazon

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In the rainy season, the 4,000-mile river crashes over its banks, turning entire forests into inland seas and camouflaging many of the dangers that lurk beneath.
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Making wine, from the grape to the glass

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The age-old tradition of viticulture has been in existence for thousands of years all around the world.


Colombia’s prison turned paradise

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Isla Gorgona, a wildlife-filled national park where humpback whales gather to mate, was once an inescapable jungle prison for Colombia’s most violent criminals.
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Four unmissable day trips from London

From the dreaming spires of Oxford to sophisticated, sexy Brighton, from upper crust Windsor and Eton to classy Bath, you can easily hop on a train or bus to a range of real gems.
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Voluntourism in the Amazon

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A village stay program near Manaus, where travellers can teach English, mathematics and art, is helping to protect local wildlife by providing an economic alternative to hunting.
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