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    The hills are alive

    B Magazine, Gary Boyle, Published on 16/06/2019

    » Lisbon's hills are no joke. The city is built on seven of them, and a vigorous uphill stroll often sees you rounding a corner only to be faced with another, steeper climb. Your walk from one neighbourhood to the next can be a 20-minute hike. Your boutique room could be on the top floor of a charming, lift-free guest house. If you're not fit, forget it.

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    World's premier winemaking regions

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 06/06/2019

    » A visit to some of the world's top winemaking regions and vineyards makes for a holiday with a fine finish.

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    Grand Canyon, USA: America’s great Southwestern cleavage

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 30/05/2019

    » One of the crown jewels of the U.S. parks system and an internationally renowned icon of the American Southwest, <b>Grand Canyon National Park</b> was established in 1919 to showcase and preserve the gargantuan desert chasm whose age is estimated at around two million years. The visually stunning landmark and UNESCO World Heritage site slices 445 kilometres through the Arizona desert, plunging 1.5 km at its deepest and varying in width from one-half to 30 km. The strikingly stratified walls of its three main gorges display a geological record that spans the four main eras of Earth's evolutionary history, from the <i>Precambrian</i> to the <I>Cainozoic</I>.

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    A stranger's welcome

    Life, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 09/05/2019

    » Most tropical beach holidays offer the usual formula of sun, sand and sea. Quy Nhon in Vietnam is for holidaymakers looking for another important "s" -- serenity.

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    Taoyuan a not-so-hidden gem in Taiwan

    Business, Published on 06/05/2019

    » The oft-overlooked Taiwanese city of Taoyuan is expecting a windfall of Thai travellers with the launch of direct flights from Bangkok offered by Tigerair Taiwan.

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    'Look! Do you see the giraffes?'

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 18/04/2019

    » The downtown the Kenyan capital of Nairobi is fully dotted with high-rise buildings like other metropolises. Cars move slowly during rush hour traffic. Like Bangkok where hawkers roam the streets when the traffic light turns red, some vendors in Nairobi held bags of snacks or even fresh bananas to sell to commuters.

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