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San Francisco’s sourdough: a bite of history

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San Francisco’s sourdough: a bite of history

More than a century ago, San Franciscans discovered the city’s famously foggy climate offered the perfect conditions for making sourdough bread. And today, bakeries such as Boudin and Tartine still draw crowds with their fresh…

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Shariqiya Sands: A desert wilderness

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Shariqiya Sands: A desert wilderness

These seemingly never-ending dunes roll and pitch like the waves on a white ocean. Home to Bedouins, camels and very little else, they’re the perfect place to simply be

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Muscat: Souks, smells and superyachts

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Muscat: Souks, smells and superyachts

Oman’s capital is a riot of sights and sounds, and wandering through the maze of alleys that makes up the Muttrah Souk is perhaps the best introduction to what the city has to offer

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Salalah: Wedding crasher

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Salalah: Wedding crasher

Locals in this southern Omani city are always keen share advice on things to see and do, but it’s in attending a wedding celebration that Salalah really shows its colours

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Salalah: Say goodbye to the desert

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Salalah: Say goodbye to the desert

For a few months each year, Salalah, in southern Oman, is transformed by monsoon rains. The hills are verdant, the rivers swell, and deserted natural pools beg to be swum in

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Dhofar: Where leopards roam

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Dhofar: Where leopards roam

The steep, scrubby slopes of the Jabal Samhan Nature Reserve are home to the last Arabian leopards, although the chances of spotting one are almost non-existent

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A long weekend in Orkney

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A long weekend in Orkney

Remote it may be, but travellers who venture to this windswept archipelago are rewarded with prehistoric sites, seabirds and rugged splendour

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