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December 2015

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Cover of December 2015 issue - National Geographic Traveller (UK)
  • Cover Story: We step into the Amazon to discover its exotic, endemic and often elusive animals. From caimans to jaguars, pink river dolphins to poison dart frogs, we guide you on a jungle safari.
  • Destinations: Elsewhere, we dive into the amazing sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula for some seriously wild swimming, discover the wonders of Malawi’s ‘Lake of Stars’, go stargazing in Tenerife, explore the time-worn towns and cities of Russia’s Golden Ring and head inland to Mauritius’s lush interior.

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Inside this issue

The Golden Horn in the Eminonu district, Istanbul. Image: AWL Images


City life: Istanbul

Teeming bazaars and rooftop bars, epic mosques and mouth-watering mezze,… Read More»
Tennis. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Champion tennis break

Test your tennis prowess alongside a pro player in the… Read More»
Hoatzin, Rio Napo, Amazon Basin, Ecuador. Image: Getty


Amazon: Bird is the word

The Amazon embraces seven countries that positively teem with birdlife,… Read More»


Question time: David Whitley

Guided tours can be useful sources of information. They’re also… Read More»
Mexico. Image: James Tye


Mexico: Mayan magic

Revel in sinkhole swimming, tap into a natural world of… Read More»
Making traditional Korean side dish kimchi in Seoul. Image: Corbis

South Korea

Eat: Seoul

The Korean capital is a pulsating vision of the future,… Read More»

Travel Talk

Best of the travel blogs: December 2015

From the most favoured accent in Vegas to glamping in… Read More»
An artist at work at Trinity Lavra of St Sergius monastery. Image: Daniel Allen


Russia: The towns that time forgot

North east of Moscow, the towns and cities of the… Read More»
On safari, Serengeti. Image: G Adventures

Travel Talk

Step inside local culture: National Geographic Journeys

Built on meaningful encounters, local guides, and the freedom to… Read More»

Author Series

Notes from an author: Paula McLain

The best-selling American novelist and biographer travels in the footsteps… Read More»