Dec 2011/Jan 2012

Issue number: 124

In this issue

December / January issue • On sale November 24

Where can you watch 1,200 monks queuing for alms, visit a temple that entranced Rudyard Kipling and started a war, and see fishermen rowing with their feet? The answer is 2012’s most talked-about destination, Burma – find out more in the latest inspiring issue of Wanderlust.

This month, we also get off the beaten track in Colombia, Colorado and Albania, and showcase some incredible photos of Outback Australia. Plus mini guides to Prague, Montreal and the Cairngorms, 7 ways to wear a sarong, and why a hip replacement is no barrier to adventure for 80-year-old wanderwoman Dervla Murphy.

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Additional content

On assignment: Northern Territory

All four winners from last year's travel photo of the year competition blogged from the road for the Wanderlust website. Check out their articles here: Photo of the Year winners return.

We also have a bumper crop of images that didn't make it into the magazine. Take a look at each photographer's galleries here: Jan Koštál; Mark Davies; Nori Jemil; Andrew Deer.

Archive articles:

Aboriginal Arnhem land, Australia | Destinations... More

Travel icon: Uluru | Destinations... More

Meeting the Aborigines of Central Australia's Pit Lands | Destinations... More

PLUS Check out our Australia, The Outback travel guide for more inspiration... More

Colorado's Rocky Mountains, USA

The great American rail trip | Destinations... More

Redwood National Park, California | Destinations... More

Sara Wheeler at 50: Access All Areas | Interviews... More

For more inspiration check out our USA travel guide | Plan a trip... More

A golden future? Burma

Dispatches: Simon Reeve in Burma | Interviews... More

100 travel secrets: No. 2 Listen to locals in Pagan, Burma | Destinations... More

The politics of Wanderlust: is it time to return to Burma? | Blogs... More

Take a look at our Burma/Myanmar travel guide for more articles | Plan a trip... More

Wild, wild east: Albania

Trekking in Albania | Destinations... More

A coast and countryside weekend in Montenegro | Destinations... More

Don't miss our Albania travel guide for top tips and advice | Plan a trip... More

Latin Quarter: Colombia

Take a look at more of Graeme's photographs on location here | Photography... More

Coffee and culture in Colombia | Destinations... More

Colombia Travel Blueprint | Destinations... More

For more advice and information check out our Colombia travel guide | Plan a trip... More

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Articles from this issue

Let's talk about sex: health advice for travellers

Today is World AIDS Day. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth looks at travellers’ sexual health – and what we can all do to guard against bringing home unwanted souvenirs

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Dervla Murphy at 80: Living at full tilt

Irish cycle tourer, author of 23 books and one of the great travellers of our age turns 80 today. Hilary Bradt celebrates a feisty and freewheeling life

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Charley Boorman: Extreme Frontiers

Wanderlust's Tom Hawker chats to Charley Boorman about his new TV series Extreme Frontiers and explains why, and how, he got beaten up by a bunch of kids...

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The World According to Sarah Outen

Adventurer Sarah Outen is half-way through travelling round the world by human power alone. Here she takes a break to give us her take on the world of travel

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A golden future for Burma?

Myanmar is 2013’s top country, as voted for by Wanderlust readers. When Lyn Hughes visited in 2011 she found a country in waiting

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Discover Colombia's Latin Quarter

Colonial towns, haunting deserts and mysterious pre-Inca sites – Colombia’s south is a distinctive and surprising slice of Latin America

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First 24 hours in Montréal

Bienvenue au Canada! Montréal is where North America and France – plus an eclectic mmigrant population – mingle most armoniously, creating a thriving, culturally diverse metropolis, says Sarah Baxter

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Exploring exhilarating Colorado, USA

In 1873, explorer Isabella Bird arrived in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains – and declared she’d never felt more alive. Author Sara Wheeler finds herself equally uplifted

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Albania's wild, wild east

Blood feuds once gave the Albanian Alps a fierce reputation, but now hikers are enjoying a warm welcome and untamed views

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4 trips for winter sun and Christmas fun

Winter sun, Christmas fun - jet off for some adventure this December and January

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50 best new trips for 2012

New frontiers, original itineraries and once-in-a-lifetime events – read on for our pick of the very best trips for the year ahead

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6 tips for coping in the cold – Victorian lady style

Mick Conefrey offers survival techniques from the grand dames of female exploration

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