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In Ethiopia, an adrenaline-filled act of faith

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Getting to the frescoed, 1,000-year-old cave churches of Ethiopia’s Gheralta Mountains requires climbing sheer rock walls and skirting cliff edges – all without so much as a rope.


‘Cycling Detroit makes too much sense to ignore’

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Yes, cars created Detroit. But today, the city’s wide roads are sometimes as empty and as quiet as the Arctic. In other words, it is an open frontier for cyclists.
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How well do you know the world? Play Geoguessr to find out!

Think you're a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world!
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Saving Borneo's Sun Bears

The world’s smallest bear almost resembles a small, cuddly dog – but don’t mistake them for the family pet. Meet the man who is protecting the world’s smallest bear.
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Rome, behind the lens

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After four years living in the Eternal City, a writer and photographer learns to capture the views that visitors rarely see.


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What hipsters in Paris are playing

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Pétanque – the quintessential French outdoor ball game – is traditionally seen as a summertime pastime for older men. But a new festival in Paris is making the sport cool again.
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