March 2013

Issue number: 134

In this issue

March 2013 • On sale 07 January

Pick up the new issue of Wanderlust magazine (on sale now) to discover...

...The real Burma – journey with us to Mandalay then beyond to discover hill tribes and remote villages, far from the newly flourishing tourist trail

...Gorilla watching in the Congo – follow us to find majestic apes in the wild PLUS do you know your mountain from your western lowland gorilla? You will very soon!

...Istanbul – from fresh street food to mosques, bazaar shopping and whirling dervishes, your guide to Turkey's continent-straddling city

PLUS: Find your way around Marrakech's souks, explore Puerto Rico, meander in Marseille, discover Norfolk's frozen east coast AND much, much more!

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Below are more archive articles and travel guides relating to the features in this issue of Wanderlust (March 2013).

Burma: On the golden path

Burma: 15 responsible travel tips | Blogs

Burma: a golden future? | Destinations

How to cook Burmese food | Blogs

Plan your own trip to Burma/Myanmar with Wanderlust's travel guide | Plan a trip

Congo: Heart of lightness

10 of the best places to see gorillas | Inspire me

Solo female traveller Marie Javins blogs from the deepest depths of the Congo | Blogs

Don't miss Wanderlust's gorilla watching travel guide for tips and advice | Plan a trip

Check out Wanderlust's Republic of Congo travel guide | Plan a trip 

Istanbul: Readers' Assignment

Check out more photographs from the Istanbul Assignment | Photography

Puerto Rico: beyond imagination

Caribbean Travel Blueprint: the alternative guide | Destinations

Take a look at Wanderlust's travel guide to Puerto Rico and the Caribbean for trip ideas and advice | Plan a trip

Plus more on the Wanderlust website:

Find out more about Wanderlust's annual Travel Photo of the Year competition, this year's winners and photography tips here.

Don't miss interviews with your favourite travellers here.

Read more blogs by Bradt Travel Guides founder Hilary Bradt here.

Want to travel somewhere new this spring but don't know where to go? Take a look at Wanderlust's Trip Finder to discover the perfect trip for you.

Articles from this issue

Know your gorillas!

The third episode of Africa is set to grace our screens this evening on BBC 1. In preparation for the Congo episode here's a handy guide to which gorilla is which...

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How to... learn a language’s linguistic guru Ulrike Reinke offers tips on how to start speaking like a local

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Dealing with diabetes

Around 3.7 million Brits – and rising – now suffer from diabetes. But what does the disease mean for travellers? Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth offers some essential advice

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Photography tips: how to frame your photos

Use the compositional device of framing to give your photos extra punch, no expensive kit required, advises Steve Davey

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Go now! Top trips for March

Spring into the new season with these four trips – perfect for March

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Top 9 photography trips

Whether you want to hone your skills or just get to grips with your new camera, we pick the trips to make sure you bring back envy-inducing snaps

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Discover the real Burma

Newly opened Burma is 2013’s must-see spot. But beyond the main sites of its flourishing tourist circuit lie even brighter – and unknown – gems

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Puerto Rico: Beyond imagination

The off-beat Caribbean: Yankee yet proudly Latino, part-tamed but still wild, and sprinkled with a bit of Mother Nature’s magic

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The ultimate guide to Istanbul

Everything you need to know about visiting the city the users of TripAdvisor just named the best travel destination in the world

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Gorilla watching in the Congo

The darkness Conrad found in the Congo can still be felt, but as new lodges open for sustainable and incredible gorilla tourism, things look far brighter, says Mark Stratton

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Short break: Marseille, France

France’s second city is a European Capital of Culture in 2013 – making this year the one to explore its old centre, regenerated districts and the wild coast beyond, says Philip Sweeney

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Great British Escape: North Norfolk Coast

In the summer it oozes classic British seaside charm but, come winter, the north Norfolk coast takes on a very different character…

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First 24 hours: Port Moresby

Port Moresby is the jumping off point for many a Papuan adventure. Mark Stratton helps you navigate safely through the notorious capital, before you explore its wild interior...

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