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Sudan: Africa’s other pyramids

Sudan: Africa’s other pyramids

In a country with even more pyramids than Egypt, Meroë is the pick of Sudan’s ancient sites, with 220 of the glorious steep-sided structures waiting to be explored

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The Maldives: Kindred Spirits

Maldives

The Maldives: Kindred Spirits

The supermodel of the travel world, the Maldives is gorgeous, aloof and utterly beguiling — but beyond the sunny skies and palm-tree perfection lies a world in thrall to local traditions and superstitions

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Zambia: An art safari

Zambia

Zambia: An art safari

Would you dare venture on safari without a camera? For African wildlife viewing with a difference, take a sketchbook instead for a truly up-close-and-personal experience

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Petra: Horse meditation

Jordan

Petra: Horse meditation

Getting up close and personal with horses proves emotional in Little Petra, as they deliver a dose of equine enlightenment

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The quetzal quest

Costa Rica

The quetzal quest

Said to be the most beautiful birds in the world, quetzals were revered as gods by ancient Mayan and Aztec civilisations. Today, the cloud forests of Costa Rica are the best places to glimpse this…

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What next for Nepal after the earthquake?

Nepal

What next for Nepal after the earthquake?

Why not help Nepal bounce back from last year’s earthquake by ditching the hotel and booking a room with a family instead? From Kathmandu to the Annapurna foothills, homestays offer an authentic slice of Nepalese…

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