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Himalayan hiking: a bird’s eye view of India

In the land of alpine flowers, lush meadows, and beautiful trekking, Finlay Middleton explores one of India’s most bucolic hiking trails. I am far from the India of popular imagination – no swaying palms and sandy beaches, or bustling cities; just vast...
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Finland: the white night rises

Written by HEIDI FULLER-LOVE Heidi Fuller-Love heads for pine-clad southwest Finland during White Night season for 24 hours of non-stop summer madness. It’s midnight and rays of ghostly sun pour into my room through two pairs of curtains, making it...
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The American south

Written by ELEANOR ROSS Driving from Louisiana’s swampy bayous to New Mexico’s towering butes, Eleanor Ross explores the changing cultures in America’s southern states. When I told my New York friend that I was going to drive from New Orleans to LA,...
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Meet the world’s finest cacaos

  Most of us love chocolate, but how many of us understand cacoa’s complex journey from tree to bar? Join us in this series as we unravel the process to deepen your knowledge and appreciation of examples from some of the world’s finest estates. It’s...
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The allure of Austria

Hotel Kaiserhof in Ellmau Whether you’re in tune with nature or a city-loving culture-vulture, Austria is the ideal destination for a summer getaway. Those who have seen The Sound of Music may know Austria from the romantic images of Salzburg and its...
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Chicken fricassee

INGREDIENTS 500g chicken thighs, skinned, boned and cut into chunks 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 white onion, finely chopped 1 inch piece ginger, finely chopped 2 tbsp dark soy sauce 1/2 cup sweetcorn, drained 1/2 cup peas, frozen or...
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Travel tips for a stress free flight with kids

Once you have sorted out your leave application at work and all your tickets are booked, the only thing that might hold your excitement back from your holiday is the idea of managing your deviously darling kids all through the journey. Are they going to...
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Go wild on safaris

Written by ELEANOR ROSS Eleanor Ross has been around the world and she can’t find any better places to watch wildlife than this fantastic four. Perhaps nothing can beat hearing the gutteral roar of the lion in the mists of the early morning...
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Food & drink in Japan

Written by KAVITA FAVELLE There’s more to eating in Japan than sushi, tempura and teriyaki. Kavita Favelle unravels the intricacies of the Eastern cuisine. Amazake You’re likely familiar with sake – a Japanese alcohol made by fermenting...