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Cover of May 2015 issue - National Geographic Traveller (UK)
  • Cover Story: Looking for summer inspiration? Our guide to Greece this issue uncovers where to go, what to see and how to do it as you find your way around the sun-soaked archipelago and mainland with ease.
  • Destinations: We travel to China for the ultimate adventure — in search of Shangri-La — through the wilds of the eastern Himalayas; meet the ‘hyena men’ in the Ethiopian city of Harar; and explore the Nicaraguan waterway of Rio San Juan. Plus, we place the spotlight on Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula in this month’s picture story.

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Inside this issue

Clifton Beach. Image: Slawek Kozdras

South Africa

City life: Cape Town

The South African urban sprawl is full of character; from… Read More»
A craft beer being poured. Image: Getty

Features

On the real ale trail

Cask beer, microbreweries, real ale tours: small independent producers are… Read More»
Karoo Desert, South Africa. Image: Getty

Smart Travel

Top 5: African deserts

Africa’s deserts are as varied as they are vast, with… Read More»
Evening light on the Ullswater Fells in the Lake District. Image: Getty

United Kingdom

Eat: Cumbria

A wealth of natural produce, regional charm and talented chefs… Read More»
Greece. Image: Alamy

Greece

Greece: Islands & inland idylls

Despite a tumultuous few years, a new government and rumblings… Read More»
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Image: Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi/Kempinski Hotels

United Arab Emirates

Sleep: Abu Dhabi

With no shortage of plush five-stars, but plenty of affordable… Read More»
Little village of El Castillo along the Rio San Juan, Nicaragua. Image: Alamy

Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Coast to coast

Once the watery heart of colonial Central America, the Rio… Read More»
Horse-drawn carriage tour of the French Quarter. Image: Kris Davidson

USA

Like a local: New Orleans

With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this year, New… Read More»
David Whitley

Columns

Under the weather: David Whitley

The odd downpour of rain is easy to accept, but… Read More»
Lignes au Féminin. Image: J. Kelagopian

Smart Travel

Food: Cannes

Mix with the glitterati at this month’s Cannes film festival… Read More»