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September 2015

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Cover of September 2015 issue - National Geographic Traveller (UK)
  • Cover Story: We lift the lid on everyone’s favourite Asian destination this issue: Thailand — from its top 10 beaches to a trip to the wilds of the North.
  • Destinations: We journey to the ‘Green Line’, a UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus; work up a sweat as we encounter spiders and snakes on a challenging trek to Ciudad Perdida — the ‘Lost City’ hidden deep in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada mountains; and go in search of grizzlies in Alaska. Our picture story, meanwhile, captures the lush Eastern African nation of Rwanda.

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Inside this issue

Arcona Living Bach14. Image: Henrike Schunck

Travel Talk

Rooms under £100: Leipzig

Leipzig has earned itself the tag ‘new Berlin’ with a… Read More»
Image: Galway Oyster Festival

Travel Talk

Don't miss: Galway Oyster Festival

A shucking frenzy at the Galway International Oyster and Seafood… Read More»
Cobbled alleyway, Alaçati, Turkey. Image: 4Corners


Long weekend: Alaçati

It may have been dubbed ‘the new Bodrum’ but Alaçati… Read More»
Severn Trent Water works tower and Perrett's Folly. Images: Corbis and Alamy

Travel Talk

In the footsteps of... JRR Tolkien

How Birmingham — not New Zealand — inspired the author Read More»
Nantes, France. Image: Alamy


Eat: Nantes

This French city may not have the star quality of… Read More»
Carry-on luggage. Image: Getty

Travel Talk

Carry-on luggage

As it grows ever more difficult for air passengers to… Read More»
Wangfujing. Image: Daniel Allen


City life: Beijing

Glimpse the future in China’s energised capital where its eclectic… Read More»
The 'lost city' of Ciudad Perdida, Colombia. Image: Emma Thomson


Colombia: Trek to the lost city

Hidden in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada mountains, the ‘lost city’ of… Read More»
Schooling black-striped salema circle around diver. Image: Getty


How to become a certified PADI scuba diver

Ready to take the plunge? Whether you choose to stay… Read More»
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Image: AWL Images

Travel Talk

Top 5: Lake beaches

Just because you’re miles from the coast doesn’t mean you… Read More»