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The Mekong: Mystic river

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The Mekong: Mystic river

Sleepy and serene, the Mekong is the lifeblood of Southeast Asia, lacing a lush green landscape of mangroves, languid backwaters and lost stories of human survival. Discover life on its banks aboard a cruise, from…

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Like a local: Belgrade

Serbia

Like a local: Belgrade

The Serbian city is the life and soul of the party. Live it up and brace yourself for boat-based clubs with a grown-up crowd, al fresco terraces overlooking the Danube and pop-up exhibitions where you…

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Berlin: 25 years on

Germany

Berlin: 25 years on

Less, it’s often said, is more. That certainly strikes me as being true of the visual and emotional impact of the Berlin Wall Memorial. Nineteen original segments of the infamous, 12ft-tall concrete Wall stand within…

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Liverpool: The Williamson Tunnels

United Kingdom

Liverpool: The Williamson Tunnels

Exactly why Joseph Williamson constructed a network of tunnels on the edge of Liverpool is shrouded in mystery. “After he died, in 1840, they were more or less just forgotten about,” explains Lesley, my guide,…

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Bangladesh: Otter fishing

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Otter fishing

A short, shrill shriek pierces the quietude of the Sundarbans' waterways. I become conscious of the hushed rustle of dense jungle foliage and the lapping of water against the sludgy grey mud of the riverbank.

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Abu Dhabi: Dune bashing

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi: Dune bashing

“Will I be allowed to drive once we’re out there?” I ask hopefully from the front passenger seat of our Toyota Landcruiser as we head away from the Corniche, Abu Dhabi’s urban beachfront.

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Mount Athos: Greece’s Holy Mountain

Greece

Mount Athos: Greece’s Holy Mountain

“This might be the only city in the world that’s never heard the cries of a newborn baby,” comments a fellow visitor as we walk one of the cobblestone streets of Karyes, the capital of…

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Wales: Zip World

United Kingdom

Wales: Zip World

I always enjoy hanging about outdoors and today I’m doing that, literally, 1,500ft up a Welsh mountainside. Wearing a red jump suit, a helmet and goggles, I’m strapped into a harness similar to those worn…

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