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National Geographic Traveller - May 2016 issue
  • Cover Story: In this month’s cover story we meet Australia’s motley crew of characters — from outback landlords to hot air balloonists — and discover what makes them some of the world’s most fascinating locals.
  • Destinations: We also explore unspoilt lowland jungle in Sri Lanka’s national parks, head to Bolivia’s salt lakes and silver mountains in Southern Altiplano and step back in time in Germany’s Brandenburg. Other highlights include a foodie tour of St Lucia, the brooding hinterland of England’s Lake District and crossing the world’s hottest desert in Iran.

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Free Bern Guide

Pick up a copy of the May 2016 issue for your free Bern guide. We’ve picked out the best of one of Europe’s most varied and strikingly beautiful regions, including trekking the Alps, cruising the lakes and following in Einsteins footsteps in the Swiss capital.


Bern Guide 2016


Inside this issue

fighter's heaven

Travel Talk

Bookshelf: Fighter's Heaven 1974

In 1974, photojournalist Peter Angelo Simon captured Muhammad Ali in… Read More»
The Dan Tel Aviv


Sleep: Tel Aviv

A 24-hour, cosmopolitan beach city, Tel Aviv’s hotel scene ranges… Read More»
Max the bear at Libearty Bear Sanctuary, Romania. Image: ampbears.ro

Travel Talk

Four of the best: Ethical wildlife attractions

Plenty of wildlife sanctuaries and attractions say they’re rescuing animals… Read More»
Marsh's Library, Dublin. Image: Pól Ó Conghaile


City life: Dublin

One of the great small capitals, Dublin is a seductive… Read More»
Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum. Image: Spanish Tourism Board


Food: Basque Country

World-acclaimed chef Eneko Atxa reveals the best of Basque cuisine… Read More»

Author Series

Notes from an author: Rosamund Lupton

A journey to northern Alaska reveals punishingly cold conditions, where… Read More»
Llamas, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. Image: Phil Clarke-Hill


Bolivia: Reflected glory

With a history shaped by silver, the Incas and the… Read More»
Crawford Market, Mumbai, India. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

In the footsteps of... Rudyard Kipling

The bear necessities for a trip to the Jungle Book… Read More»
Stalking leopard. Image: Getty

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Hide and seek

Situated on opposing sides of the teardrop island of Sri… Read More»
Jogging down Lombard Street in early morning, San Francisco. Image: Kris Davidson


City life: San Francisco

A gold-rush town that quickly grew into a hippie icon,… Read More»