June/July 2011

Issue number: 120

In this issue

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From salsa in Cuba to safari skills in South Africa, you’ll find dozens of learning holidays in our June/July issue. In fact, this whole issue is an education: you’ll meet descendants of Alexander the Great’s army in our 14-page guide to the Himalaya; learn how to do the ‘Buja boogie’ in Burundi; and unearth a tourist-free Maya pyramid twice the size of Tikal in Belize. Plus: Slovenia 20 years after independence, Malaysia by train, and mini guides to Moscow, Siena, Mull and Valencia.

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Articles featured in this month's magazine have related content tagged against them below. So, if for example you enjoyed our feature on gorillas in Rwanda, check out photographer, Dale Morris' extra photos from the trip or the top 10 places to see gorillas. There is so much content waiting for you travel-savvy readers to enjoy.

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Interviews: There's just too much stuff to cram into one issue of Wanderlust. Don't miss our online interviews with some of those that feature in this issue of the magazine. We chatted to Robin Boustead - the brains behind the Great Himalaya Trail and Emma Kennedy about her wild adventure to the US. Plus Julia Bradbury, Dom Joly, Austin Vince and more.

Himalaya adventures

A walking tour through India's villages | Destinations

The secret Annapurna Circuit | Destinations

Everest Base Camp: Practical tips | Advice

Hiking to Everest Base Camp | Destinations

Pakistan: the country that fell off the map | Destinations

Kingdom of heaven: exploring Western Bhutan | Destinations

Mount Kailash and beyond: in search of Shangri-la | Destinations

Malaysia by train and ferry

Self-drive Malaysia | Destinations

Meeting the locals in Sarawak, Borneo | Destinations

India by Rail: Plus 10 rail trips, itineraries and more | Destinations

The highlights of southern Thailand | Destinations

Celebrating independence in Slovenia

Back to nature in Slovenia | Destinations

Brake for the border: four countries, one bike | Destinations

10 cheap and cheerful city breaks | Inspire me

10 top tips for your stay in Ljubljana | Destinations

Rwanda and Burundi

Check out more images by Dale Morris here

Gorilla watching in East and Central Africa | Destinations

10 of the best places to see gorillas | Inspire me

Wild Rwanda: in the garden of good and evil | Destinations

The world's best day walk

12 of the world's best day walks | Inspire me

Climbing Mt. Cook, New Zealand | Destinations

Travel Icon: Milford sound, New Zealand | Destinations

Maori: explore an alternative side to Auckland | Destinations

Cool Belize

Mayan Belize | Destinations

10 of the world's wildest cities | Inspire me

4 ways to travel the Mayan Route | Inspire me

Travel blueprint: the Maya Route | Destinations

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Articles from this issue

Photography tips: ways with water

It moves, it reflects, it makes simply keeping your camera steady a bit of a challenge. Steve Davey helps you become captain of your camera with water

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Health: the BIG countdown

Don't leave your travel-health preparations until the last minute. Follow these tips to ensure you have a safe trip

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The complete guide to learning journeys

Always wanted to speak Portuguese, dance salsa or ID animal droppings? These travellers did just that. Sign up for a learning trip, and you can too...

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10 things to do for free in Hobart, Tasmania

Tasmania’s compact capital has museums, an arty bike scheme, a restored jam factory and a seven mile beach... And none of them will cost you an Aussie cent

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21 great Himalaya adventures

Trekking expert Robin Boustead picks the best walks, drives and cultural highs in the peaks of India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan and Tibet

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5 steps to being an artist on the road

Mary-Anne Bartlett, founder of travel company Art Safari, explains how to capture your travels with paintbrush and pencil

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Go now! Loire Valley

As summer masses make a beeline for the south of France, stay further north to take advantage of a regal range of cycle trails

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Slovenia: Independent spirits

Wanderlust goes on a people-powered journey through Slovenia as the nation celebrates 20 years of freedom

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Great Eastern: Malaysia by train and ferry

The most enjoyable way to explore Malaysia’s laid-back islands, sizzling street food and historic towns is by train and ferry. Your fare? Just £95…

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Is this STILL the world's best day walk?

Yes, providing you can ditch the crowds. So here’s TWO different ways to do New Zealand’s famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Animal kingdoms: Rwanda and Burundi

The gorillas are the stars, but there’s more to Rwanda: head south for regal history and – in neighbouring Burundi – hip-swinging nightlife

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Discover little-visited Belize

With its Maya ruins, teeming reefs and picture-postcard beaches, this little country punches well above its weight

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The ultimate... mountain

Forget the Himalaya – for true bragging rights, head to the Andes, says Lyn Hughes

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