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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

Church of St Lorenzo in Soglio val Bregaglia, EU referendum. Image: swiss-image.ch

Travel Talk

Ask the experts: The EU referendum

Our travel expert gives advice on the possible impact of… Read More»
Dolphin. Image: iStock

Travel Talk

The burning issue: Are wildlife attractions ethical?

A recent World Animal Protection report detailed concerns related to… 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»
Stallholder selling mangoes, Castries Market, St Lucia

St Lucia

Eat: St Lucia

A foodie tour of the verdant Caribbean island offers an… Read More»
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, National Parks. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Top 5: British national parks

You might be able to name all 15 of our… 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»

Iran: Mission impassable

Back from the international wilderness, Iran presents the hardy traveller… Read More»
Artist Driller in his studio with his pet barn owl. Image: Newstyle Media


Short stories from a big country: The Australian

Australia is a country with a complicated yet distinct identity… Read More»
River Oder at sunrise, Brandenburg. Image: Getty


Brandenburg: Beyond the Bridge of Spies

The state of Brandenburg is a bucolic slice of the… Read More»
View from Perlan restaurant at Nautholsvik. Image: Slawek Kozdras


Like a local: Reykjavik

A tiny capital city with an otherworldly feel, Reykjavik is… Read More»