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    Blame it on Justin Bieber

    Life, Published on 29/05/2019

    » A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrargljufur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors.


    Vivid colours, abundant beauty

    Life, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 06/07/2017

    » Winston Churchill referred to Uganda as "the Pearl of Africa" in his 1908 book My African Journey, for "its magnificence, for variety of form and colour" and its "profusion of brilliant life".


    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.


    '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.


    Shift → alternate: Winter destinations

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 17/01/2019

    » Every January, crowds pack the main square in San Sebastian, <b>Spain</b> where the stroke of midnight marks the start of <b>La Tamborrada</b>, a 24-hour spectacle of quirky costumes and mass synchronised drumming. This cacophonous orgy of public percussion involves teeming troupes of drummers dressed as cooks and soldiers marching throughout the city, culminating the following midnight at the historic Konstituzio Plaza. (20 January)


    Australia wrestles with saving the Great Barrier Reef

    Asia focus, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Ask four Australians why the Great Barrier Reef is bleaching, and you'll hear four different answers.


    Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security

    AFP, Published on 26/04/2018

    » BORACAY, Philippines: The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.


    Wintery wonderland

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/02/2018

    » Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's major islands, makes up one-fifth of the country's land mass. Yes, it's not small. And definitely, it has much more to offer visitors than the already popular destinations like Sapporo, Otaru, Furano, Niseko or Hakodate in the central and southern areas of this large island.


    The real face of Pakistan

    Brunch, Published on 11/06/2017

    » Mention of Pakistan often conjures up gloomy images for people who have never set foot in the country. I, for one, often heard negative things about Pakistan due to the country's long history of internal conflicts and its association with the war on terror.


    Our Latin neighbours

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Two countries that receive a large number of tourists every year, Mexico and Thailand will tighten their relationship in tourism, particularly in the medical tourism segment, said María Teresa Solis, Mexico's vice-minister of tourism, on her recent visit to Bangkok.

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