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Australia: The Ghan

Australia

Australia: The Ghan

The wake-up knock from the carriage corridor comes at the requested hour. “Good morning,” a voice says. I reach from under the duvet and nudge my cabin door ajar. A hand appears, proffering a cup…

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Tasmania: Windswept & wild

Australia

Tasmania: Windswept & wild

Steeped in convict lore, Tasmania, Australia’s isolated island state, has a breathtaking natural beauty that’s often overlooked. Sign up for an Overland Track through the heart of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and…

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The Cotswolds: The Olimpick Games

United Kingdom

The Cotswolds: The Olimpick Games

I’m about to make my Olimpick debut. It’s gone 8pm, and I’m on a hill in the Cotswolds. A dozen of us are milling around in running shorts on the edge of what’s being termed…

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Toulouse: Occitan

France

Toulouse: Occitan

I’m travelling on an underground train in Toulouse when I notice something unusual. Every approaching station is being announced over the PA system in two different languages.

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The Beautiful South: Antarctica

Antarctica

The Beautiful South: Antarctica

Discover the no-mans land of epic landscapes and wildlife that once seen is barely believed and prepare yourself for a cruise adventure like no other.

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Japan: A year on

Japan

Japan: A year on

Even at sea, they stopped to remember. At 2.46pm on Sunday – exactly one year since the earthquake which overwhelmed Japan in March 2011 – the PA system aboard the Ogasawara Maru ferry crackled to…

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