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  • Plokstine Missile Base

    Lithuania: Plokstine Missile Base

    As expensive white elephants go, the Plokstine Missile Base in Lithuania’s Žemaitija National Park takes some beating. The base was built deep in the forest in absolute secrecy and from… Read More»

  • Big Bend Manatee Viewing Center

    Florida: Manatee spotting

    The Big Bend Power Station, near Tampa is, even by power station standards, stonkingly ugly. It’s an industrial behemoth, all unprettified metal and billowing smoke. To drive three hours across… Read More»

  • Flowers in the memorial garden at the genocide memorial centre.

    Rwanda: Let there be light

    The sky turns black and thunder roars overhead. The people of Kigali run for cover, seeking shelter wherever possible, leaving Rwanda’s colourful capital eerily quiet. And then the downpour stops.… Read More»

  • Lake Onega, Karelia

    Karelia: Land of a thousand lakes

    Stepping out into the chill wind of a Karelian winter's day, Anatoliy Vasiljev's glasses cloud up with condensation. Behind him his wife Olga closes the door to their well-heated wooden… Read More»

  • 330 North Wabash, Chicago.

    Chicago: Sky high

    ‘Less is more’ was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's mantra. He was clearly referring to the decor, not the scale. Because, as one of the most famous architects of the… Read More»

 

Plokstine Missile Base

Lithuania

Lithuania: Plokstine Missile Base

As expensive white elephants go, the Plokstine Missile Base in… Read More»

Big Bend Manatee Viewing Center

USA

Florida: Manatee spotting

The Big Bend Power Station, near Tampa is, even by… Read More»

Flowers in the memorial garden at the genocide memorial centre.

Rwanda

Rwanda: Let there be light

The sky turns black and thunder roars overhead. The people… Read More»

Lake Onega, Karelia

Russia

Karelia: Land of a thousand lakes

Stepping out into the chill wind of a Karelian winter's… Read More»

330 North Wabash, Chicago.

USA

Chicago: Sky high

‘Less is more’ was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's mantra.… Read More»

Arriving at Feynan Eco Lodge

Digital Nomad

Dana Valley: Sunsets and stargazing

A remote Jordanian eco-lodge offers the chance to meet the… Read More»

Snowmobiling, Swedish Lapland

Sweden

Swedish Lapland: An Arctic blast

My laptop is still working, so I can at least… Read More»

Al Baba’s spice shop, Aqaba.

Digital Nomad

Aqaba: Cooking with spice

In the maze of Aqaba's market, National Geographic Traveller's Digital… Read More»

Panama Canal Railway. Image: SuperStock

Panama

The Panama Canal: Crossing a continent

The train in front of me is a beauty: an… Read More»

Roman bridge, Aosta Valley

Italy

Italy: Gaming the Alps

I’ve always been suspicious of treasure hunts. They are —… Read More»