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At the Feria de Mataderos, where Argentina's cowboys strut their stuff, both the crowd and the contestants are in for a surprise.
"Kia ora!" "Errr – sorry, no.  You must be mistaking me for someone else.  My name is Alison."
I just danced the merengue with a hard-nosed communist.
I am sitting on a bench outside Haldwani bus station, a rural chicken stop in the far north of India. 
In Nangi, Nepal, graduating from grade 5 is a serious matter.
At last count, Aki Ra has defused over 20,000 landmines—the same number he estimates he laid as a child.
In a city where street kids don't often make it to school, a bus brings learning to their doorsteps.
A fair-trade coffee cooperative in Nicaragua uses tourism to put much-needed dollars to work in their communities.
Intrigued by the smoking tin cans peddled on the streets of Kabul, Brent Lewin decides to get to the bottom of it.
Canadian adventurer Graydon Hazenberg follows the trail of China's most revered traveller along the Silk Road.
In the most remote region of Mongolia, semi-nomadic herdsmen train golden eagles to help them hunt. Filmmaker Tony Girardin travels 1600 kilometres over the desert to meet one.
Tibetans fear that their culture will get derailed as the new train from China begins service to their region.
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