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Silent Sunday: Altun Ha, ancient Mayan city in Belize

Altun Ha, ancient Mayan city in Belize

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World at a Glance: The place where the gods were created – and high heels

I’m sitting outdoors at a cafe in wintry Oslo today, with a red and turquoise fleece blanket enveloping my shoulders, steaming mug of tea in hand, watching people – mostly on their way to the shops to exchange gifts, I reckon. Those two extra copies of the latest Jo Nesbø novel… or whatever. Suddenly I [...]

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Dublin after dark – mobile theatre

Tired of hanging in Dublin’s pubs? Of course you aren’t. But if for a few hours you want a cool alternative, give the Dublin Ghost Bus Tour a go, a deliciously kitschy journey through Dublin’s dark history. At 9.30 pm on a rainy October evening, I enter the purple double-decker, weaving my way through cobwebs [...]

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And the waters ran red with blood…

By Alexandra Redisch at Lake Trasimeno Last April I found myself in a palazzo in Umbria, listening to enthusiastic Hannibal scholar, professor Giovanni Brizzi. He walks me through the epic battle that played out on the banks of Lake Trasimeno more than two thousand years ago. This is where the Roman army met the fearsome Hannibal of Carthage, [...]

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A Saturday afternoon in Trakai

If you’re in Vilnius and want to get out of town, historic and enchanting Trakai is an easy day-trip and a pleasant place to spend a Saturday.

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Fatehpur Sikri: UNESCO’s Ghost Town

Akbar wanted Fatehpur Sikri to be the most beautiful city ever built. But style won over substance; no easy access to water. The city was soon abandoned.

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A Window on Bodmin Moor

I like photographing windows. Usually from the outside. But this window is different. Here, we’re looking out. Out on the deliciously spooky Bodmin Moor.

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