Caught between two seas

A little more than 50 years ago, Dhanushkodi was nearly wiped from the map. But those who call it home refused to stay away. By Deepti Asthana 27 March 2018

The pastry Mexico borrowed from Britain

To understand how a bit of British legacy can be found in Hidalgo, Mexico, we must look back two centuries to the heyday of Cornwall’s mining industry. By Laur..

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 godfather of contemporary travel

The godfather of contemporary travel writing tells us about the trip that made him fall in love with the world, as well as a reborn Hawaii and the influence of ..

The world’s smallest drawbridge

At just 56cm wide, Bermuda’s Somerset Bridge is the world's smallest drawbridge, just wide enough to accommodate the mast of a sailboat. By Adrienne Jorda..

The lottery keeping a culture alive

The daily teer lottery in Shillong in the Indian state of Meghalaya helps keep the ancient, divine skill of archery alive. By Charukesi Ramadurai 16 May 2018 W..

India’s surprising sports obsession

The daily teer lottery in Shillong in the Indian state of Meghalaya helps keep the ancient, divine skill of archery alive. By Charukesi Ramadurai 16 May 2018 W..

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..

The world’s toughest highway?

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..

‘Be patient’

The godfather of contemporary travel writing tells us about the trip that made him fall in love with the world, as well as a reborn Hawaii and the influence of ..

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