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Stanisław Witkiewicz’s Carpathian style architecture

There is a peculiar beauty to buildings created out of wood. The town of Zakopane in southern Poland is a good spot to reflect on such architecture. This is largely thanks to architect and designer Stanisław Witkiewicz who designed many buildings … ..more

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Colonial splendour on the streets of Yangon, Myanmar

Everywhere you turn in downtown Yangon you’ll find a crumbling government office or huge commercial building dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. The fast and furious development of the city, from small riverside town to international hub, saw … ..more

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The migrating monarch butterflies of Mexico

“Las mariposas?” The butterflies? A man on a horse rides slowly out of the low sunlight on the edge of a heath. “Si,” I call back. Yes, I am looking for the butterflies. He waves for me to follow him … ..more

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The Peking-to-Paris motor challenge

It was back in 1997 when I was working as a news journalist in Beijing that I first heard about the Peking-to-Paris Motor Challenge, one of the longest and toughest rallies undertaken in a classic car. The very first race had … ..more

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Stuttgart’s Schweine Museum: the world’s largest pig museum

If you’re going to open a museum to house a collection of pig-related artefacts then the site of a former slaughterhouse is a good a place as any. The Schweine Museum (Pig Museum) in Stuttgart hosts around 50,000 porcine exhibits. … ..more

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Michelin-starred food in the Austrian Alps

It reminds me of buses: you get one Michelin-starred chef and, blow me, another three come along. High in the Alps of Austria, close to the Swiss border, four chefs are hiking to a mountain lodge with 60 international travel … ..more

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How to charter a superyacht

Cruising the oceans, visiting exciting cities, staying in ocean side villas or hotels – indulging in the delights of an out of the way paradise, Each in its own way makes for a perfect holiday. The problem has long been that you … ..more

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Remembrance tourism in France and the Pyrenees

The image of Southern France is not immediately associated with concentration camps. But there were many of them in the region during the Second World War. One of the most significant was Rivesaltes, near Perpignan. Today Rivesaltes is best known for … ..more

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Rhino tracking on Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

As dawn breaks over the game reserve soft, clear light spreads over 22,000 hectares of wild, sub-tropical scrubland. Animals are already out feeding and many of the big cats are still prowling and searching for prey to fill their empty … ..more

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Cultural hot spots of Amsterdam

Whatever your motive for going to Amsterdam – diamonds, Dutch masterpieces or ladies in red-lit windows – spare some time for the cultural hot spots. The alternative arts scene is booming, the Van Gogh Museum has seen a radical redesign, … ..more

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