Beyond the Guidebook

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Zimbabwe is a stunning southern African country of sparkling lakes, forested mountains, abundant wildlife and fertile land. Unfortunately, these are not the reasons that the country and its president, Robert Mugabe have been in the news so frequently over the past few years.
These days, the UK is full of visitors and with the upcoming London Olympics it's only going to get worse. Learn how to see the best the UK has to offer, while avoiding the crowds and making those loonies last.

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Beyond the bombings: a glimpse of Afghanistan's recent and not-so-recent history.
This province of Indonesia felt the impact of the 2004 tsunami more than anywhere else on the planet. The good news? It has helped to wage peace in this war-torn region.

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Attention eco-conscious travellers! This special destination section scans the map for the planet's top biological hotspots. From historical landmarks to reefs and forests, here are 13 eco hotspots you need to see—and ways you can make your travels contribute to their conservation.
For North Americans, witchcraft is the stuff of books and movies. But in Ghana, its existence is undisputed. The question is what to do about it.
A remote Bosnian village is marketed as an undiscovered throwback to the Middle Ages. At what cost? asks Sean Brander.

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The name Sudan is derived from the Arabic "bilad-al-Sudan" or "land of the blacks."
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