India’s spectacular ‘mother’ lake

From above, India’s Loktak Lake appears riddled with islands – but they’re actually not islands at all. By Ben McKechnie 12 April 2018

The best countries for entrepreneurs

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The temples that had to be moved

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‘We were very cautious travellers’

‘We knew we had to get out of this situation as quickly as possible because soon it would turn sour. But we didn’t know what to do.’ By Margherita Ragg 30 Marc..

The last Arctic village

Canada’s 137km Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway is a vital new lifeline across unremittingly spartan tundra, but also a window on an almost-forgotten way of indigenou..

A letter from Anne Frank to the US

Although it was only a one-time letter exchange between two girls – one from a farm town in Iowa and the other living in Amsterdam – the surviving correspondenc..

The soup that united Switzerland

Milchsuppe is a meal infused with folklore, not least because of its association with Switzerland’s very formation. By Mike MacEacheran 17 April 2018 Some morn..

The strange animal roaming Australia

There are hundreds of thousands of camels roaming the outback. But how did an animal synonymous with the Middle East end up here in such numbers? By Ben Lerwil..

The 8,000-year-old way to ski

Asia China Snow & Skiing China’s 8,000-year-old skiing method Since cave paintings of Stone Age skiers were discovered, China’s Altay Prefecture has been consid..

The Greek island of compassion

“This island is no longer just my husband’s place. It also belongs to me, and to everyone who has ever reached its shores.” By Zora O'Neill 18 April 2018 ..

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