April/May 2009

Issue number: 103

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When flight = fright

From air sickness to DVT to anxiety, plane travel can cause a host of problems: check out these tips to help you fly healthy

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Photography tips – markets

Hawking traders, bustling aisles, weird and wonderful vegetables – there’s no better place for photography than a market. Here we help you capture the action

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My travelling life - Virginia McKenna OBE

The actress and wildlife campaigner explains how travel and conservation have shaped her world

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Paul Morrison Guide Awards: 2009 Shortlist

Our annual chance to highlight the world's best guides has thrown up its usual wealth of local talent – picking just five was an impossible task

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How to make nasi goreng

Traditionally eaten for breakfast, nasi goreng is an Indonesian classic and is amazingly versatile – it’s like pizza to the Italians

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Guyana: cowboys and Indians

From cowboys to conservationists, cricket-mad Indians to shy Amerindians, Guyana is a country of survivors – explore this little corner of Eden

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The secret Annapurna Circuit

Nepal's Annapurna Circuit is a trekking classic, but a dirt road now threatens its tranquillity. However, a thrilling new back-route offers a quieter alternative

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Cuban homestays

Get to know the beautiful and passionate Cuban locals by staying in one of the island's B&Bs. Here we look at some affordable and traditional casas particulares

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A lavish hiking trip in Austria

Delicious homemade cheese, the hearty clink of beer mugs, then a life-affirming stroll through gorgeous scenery – the Austrians have it sussed

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Travel Icon: Gorilla watching in East and Central Africa

Ever since David Attenborough sat with silverbacks, gorilla-watching has become a 'must-do'. We explain how to get the best view of these gentle giants

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Baltic States Blueprint: 4 unique ways to explore Eastern Europe

Indulge the body with a relaxing spa, unsettle the mind with a dose of vodka and let the soul dance with the dramatic coastline of the Baltic States

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Sailing the West Fjords, Iceland

While visitors throng to Reykjavik, free-spirited Icelanders head north for their own adventures

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