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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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Rwanda: On the trail of chimpanzees

Rwanda

Rwanda: On the trail of chimpanzees

It’s not quite 6am and I’m already walking on a muddy trail in Rwanda’s lush Nyungwe National Park. I’ve been told that an early start is essential if I want to catch a glimpse of…

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Tenerife: Carnaval in Santa Cruz

Spain

Tenerife: Carnaval in Santa Cruz

Wandering along the quiet lanes of Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s La Noria district, close to the waterfront, it’s hard to believe that the locals are busy gearing up for Carnaval, one of Europe’s biggest street…

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Salzburg: The Krampus run

Austria

Salzburg: The Krampus run

Night descended on Salzburg’s busy marketplace well over an hour ago. People of all ages stand in the crowd, milling between the warmly lit wooden stalls of the Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, the traditional Christmas market on…

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Estonia: A walk in the park

Estonia

Estonia: A walk in the park

“Sometimes, I walk here for an entire day without meeting anyone,” says Anne Kurepalu, my guide, as we stride along a trail cut through the dense, pine-scented forest of Lahemaa National Park in northern Estonia.

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Lisbon: The Feast of St Anthony

Portugal

Lisbon: The Feast of St Anthony

Rush hour ended a couple of hours ago but traffic is at a standstill on the cobbled streets of downtown Lisbon and pedestrians are weaving between the vehicles. People are heading back into the city…

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