April 2013

Issue number: 135

In this issue

April 2013 • On sale 14 March

It's out! The new issue of Wanderlust magazine has hit the shelves so don't delay grab yours to discover...

...Vibrant Vietnam – YOU voted Hoi An the best city in the world so we head there to explore this very worthy winner

...Sizzling Cuba – take to the streets of Trinidad and get top tips from a local photographer on how to improve your travel snaps

...Magical Iceland – journey to the land of fire and ice and follow in the footsteps of the elves to the uncrowded eastern fjords

PLUS: Cross Australia on one of the world's greatest train rides, uncover the delights of Cape Town and Tallinn, pay homage to Alaska's Denali and travel north to check out the islands and highlands of Scotland by campervan AND much, much more!

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Additional content

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


Mouth-watering moments in Hoi An | Inspire me

First 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City | Destinations

Travel Icon: Halong Bay | Destinations

Want to take your own trip to Vietnam? Check out Wanderlust's travel guide to the country for more advice and inspiration | Plan a trip

Top 10 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City | Inspire me


Inside an Icelandic volcano | Destinations

20 Icelandic adventures | Inspire me

Sailing Iceland's West Fjords | Destinations

Take a look at Wanderlust's Iceland travel guide to plan your own trip | Plan a trip


Discover Baracoa: Cuba's best-kept secret | Destinations

The alternative side of Guantanamo Bay | Destinations

The best Cuban homestays | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's travel guide to Cuba when planning your trip to the island | Plan a trip

Wanderlust Readers' Travel Awards

Seen a link mentioning /135 on the Travel Awards feature? You'll find the link you're looking for below:

Discover the REAL Burma | Destinations

Read-up on Burma and the country's highlights in Wanderlust's travel guide | Plan a trip

Mouth-watering moments in Hoi An | Inspire me

Want to nominate your website for our Blog of the Week competition? Find out how to get involved here

Read Wanderlust's exclusive interview with Simon Reeve on his Indian Ocean adventures here | Interviews

Don't miss Wanderlust's exclusive interview with Michael Palin on his recent programme, Brazil, here | Interviews

Plus more on the Wanderlust website:

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

Photography tips: capturing colour on camera

Be bright, be bold, and contrast, contrast, contrast! Steve Davey sums up the key rules of capturing colour with your camera

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Sebastião Salgado on man's surprising relationship with nature

Photographer Sebastião Salgado talks about his eight-year Genesis project that explores humanity’s relationship with nature – and the surprises it unearthed

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Go now! Top trips for April

Get the most out of the approaching Easter break with these four last-minute trips, which are ideal for April too

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Top 9 trips to take… for wildlife

Swim with whales, walk with chimps, snap polar bears or help conserve leopards – here are the nine best trips if you want to walk on the wild side

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Capturing Cuba on camera

Old cars, colonial mansions, local characters: Trinidad is a street photographer’s dream – and the place for a lesson with a local pro

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How to travel Australia by rail

For a country almost the size of Europe, Australia has 
few railways – but it does offer some of the world’s 
greatest train rides. Hop aboard, mate!

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Short break: Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia’s capital is like a medieval fantasy, surrounded by sandy isles and bear-infested forest. Visit in spring, advises Daisy Cropper, to make the most of the city and its surrounds

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Where to hike in magical East Iceland

Follow in the footsteps of elves to explore the close-knit communities and astonishing landscapes of offbeat East Iceland

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First 24 hours in... Cape Town

The Rainbow Nation’s diverse ‘Mother City’ is a great introduction to South Africa. From the heights of Table Mountain to the cosmopolitan Waterfront, Clare Wilson helps you plan your stay

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Scotland by campervan

With its dramatic coast, crumbling castles, remote roads and liberal stance on wild camping, Scotland is best seen by campervan, says Phoebe Smith

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