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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

Columns

Under the weather: David Whitley

The odd downpour of rain is easy to accept, but… Read More»
Sir Richard Branson

Travel Talk

Richard Branson launches Virgin Hotels

Sir Richard Branson officially launched his latest venture, Virgin Hotels… Read More»
Greece. Image: Alamy

Greece

Greece: Islands & inland idylls

Despite a tumultuous few years, a new government and rumblings… Read More»
Tobacco Farmer in Tobacco Drying Barn, Cuba. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Ask the experts: Travelling to Cuba

Our panel give advice on when to travel to Cuba… 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»
Don Boutique Hotel, Montevideo, Uruguay

Smart Travel

Rooms under £100: Montevideo

The Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, is a vibrant metropolis with a… 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»
View from Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg, Austria. Image: Sameena Jarosz

Austria

City life: Salzburg

Baroque architecture, Mozart heritage and Sound of Music kitsch: these… 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»
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»