October 2008

Issue number: 98

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Healthy hiking

Pushing your body physically, in often extreme environments, can take its toll. Pre-trek preparation is key if you want to enjoy the journey

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Get shot of cliches: photographing travel icons

It's all about perspective, says Steve Davey. Abandon the stereotypes and think past the predictable angles and compositions

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9 alternative treks - forget the crowds and cliches

Classic treks are prone to crowding in peak season. So if you’re looking for solitude, here are some less well-trodden but equally satisfying options

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The Choquequirao Trail

The trek to the Inca city will challenge even the most experienced hikers. But, take a chew of the coca and persevere, and you'll see one of the great sights of Peru

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Travel Icon: Komodo National Park

The home of the legendary Komodo Dragon – the largest lizard species alive on earth – offers a thrilling backdrop to a stunning creature

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Italy's Majella National Park

A trip to the Apennines highlights why this region is such a year-round lure for the citizens of nearby Rome – and visitors from further afield

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'I crossed the Sahara by camel'

So how far can a British photographer travel in Algeria with a band of Tuareg nomads and box of liquorice? Jeremy Curl soon found out

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Living the life Aquatic

Swimming with whales is priceless, says Mark Carwardine

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Rediscovering Mozambique

Forty years ago, travellers flocked to Mozambique's wildlife-rich parks and tropical islands. After a civil war, it is finally poised to reclaim that status

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A walking weekend along Spain's Camino de Santiago

As the end-point for the famous 800km pilgrimage, Santiago is every bit a paradise. But if this epic trip is too much, a 'secret' shorter one is out there

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A cycling jaunt around Germany's capital

Since the Wall fell, Berlin has slowly emerged from the East-West rumble to become a multicultural, fascinating and slightly hedonistic European city

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Mexico: Copper Canyon country

A scenic train ride through Mexico's gigantic river canyons takes you to the hide-out of the native Tarahumara Indians (who can put away their beers...)

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A short history of passports

From the Old Testament to the new age of terrorism – the humble passport has in equal measure meant freedom and aided oppression

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Travel blueprint: Western Australia

From its wildly beautiful coastline to its raw, untrammelled interior, Australia’s ‘other half’ is one of the world’s great adventure playgrounds.

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