October 2013

Issue number: 140

In this issue

October 2013 issue • On sale from 19 September

What's in the October issue of Wanderlust? It's a mystery...

Mysteries worth travelling for: we unearth 24 of the world's most mysterious places: from Easter Island to the Gobi Desert, Costa Rica's Pacific coast to Oman's lost city

Madagascar: join us as we go in search of the incredible (and rather ugly) aye-aye

Japan: follow us beneath the waves to explore the Atlantis of the East...

Cambodia: discover the newest lost city among the jungles of Siem Reap

Peru: extraterrestrial airfield or just amazing artwork? Journey to the Nazca Lines to get some answers

PLUS: Turkey's Gobekli Tepe, mysterious Britain, fairytale Germany, Sydney, Jakarta... and much, much more!

Additional content

Read your magazine cover to cover but still want more? Then the Wanderlust website is here to help. Bursting with trip ideas, inspiration, travel-planning advice and more, the website is here to suit your every need.

Below are a selection of articles from our online archive, plus travel guides relating to the features in this issue of Wanderlust (October 2013).


Wild west Madagascar | Destinations

Arts and crafts in Madagascar | Blogs

Madagascar's festival of wildlife | Destinations

Don't miss Wanderlust's Madagascar travel guide for more information | Plan a trip


Peru on a plate | Destinations

Know before you go: Peru | Blogs

Take a look at Wanderlust's Peru travel guide for trip inspiration | Plan a trip


Travel Icon: Cappadocia | Destinations

Ultimate guide to Istanbul | Destinations

Hiking St Paul's Trail, Turkey | Destinations

To plan your trip take a look at Wanderlust's Turkey travel guide | Plan a trip

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There's more on the Wanderlust website:

From rabid dogs to perfect first aid kits, Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth has all the travel health advice you need.

Don't miss interviews with your favourite travellers here. Including the full interview with TV presenter and bushcraft expert Ray Mears.

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

Join Wanderlust editors and industry insiders on a photography or writing trip this autumn | Wanderlust Journeys

Articles from this issue

What makes a winning travel photo...

With the 2013 Wanderlust Travel Photograph of the Year Competition still open for entries, judge Steve Davey offers his insider tips on the Travel Icon category, and what makes a winning photo

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13 travel medical mysteries

From recurring boils to worms that crawl over your eyeballs, the world is full of unusual and downright horrifying ailments. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth introduces a few…

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Ray Mears: Uncut and Uncensored

In an extended version of an interview with editor Phoebe Smith, Ray Mears gives a frank account of his life with grubs, itches and bushcraft

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First 24 hours: Jakarta, Indonesia

Love it or hate it, Jakarta’s the main gateway to Indonesia – here's how to spend your first day in the city

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In search of Madagascar's aye-aye

Madagascar is a wonderfully strange biodiversity bonanza. It is home to 105 lemur species, but it’s the incredible – and ugly – aye-aye that proves most mysterious of all

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Discover Japan's Atlantis of the East

At the westernmost point of Japan lies the mysterious monument of Yonaguni – was it made by man, martians or Mother Nature? A dip underwater is the only way to find out...

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Botswana: Bushmen, baobabs and big wildlife

Dry, but rich in water. Empty, but full of life. Super-sized in every sense, from endless skies to enormous trees. Welcome to the extraordinary salt pans of northern Botswana...

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Nazca Lines: The aliens have landed

...Or maybe not. Many theories have been purported about the Nazca Lines – extraterrestrial airfield being just one – but just what is the meaning of Peru’s ancient desert etchings?

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10 weird travel health mysteries - solved!

From recurring boils to worms that crawl over your eyeballs, the world is full of unusual and downright horrifying ailments. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth introduces a few…

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Göbekli Tepe, Turkey: Civilisation starts here

As the oldest man-made site in the world, Göbekli Tepe is a 12,000-year-old game-changer. Reach it via south-east Turkey’s Abraham’s Path to combine legendary hospitality with wild walking and mind-blowing history

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Go now! Top trips for October

Bears, birds, fetlocks, volcanoes – October is the month to get wild on your trips

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18 travel mysteries to solve in 2014

From massive megaliths to fabled tigers, shadowy mountain creatures to spooky ghost lights - we chart the mysteries worth travelling the world to see

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Avebury: Mysterious circles and ancient stones

A short drive north from Stonehenge is the unsuspecting village of Avebury, where equally fascinating stone structures and crop circles wait to be explored. We uncover its mysterious Neolithic past...

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Short break: Fairy tale route, Germany

It’s 200 years since the Brothers Grimm penned their infamous fairy tales – so no better time, then, to explore the spooky forests and atmospheric old towns that inspired them, says Tom Hawker...

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