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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 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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Corregidor: An island of war and beauty

As the ferry pulls in to a pine-clad cove neighbouring a gorgeous, ivory-coloured beach, I find it hard to imagine Corregidor Island as the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific theatre of World War II. A … ..more

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