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The beauty that rose from ruins

All but obliterated by bombing 70 years ago, Dresden in Germany has managed to recreate its former glory.

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In the Lapland of the gods

What does it take to be Finnish? Rules, saunas and cross-country skis

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Get a taste of the Karoo

An anti-fracking exhibition is a good time to take in the texture, sounds and colours of this magical place.

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Bethulie: a golden oldie

This southern Free State town is one of those sleepy ones time has passed by. Myrtle Ryan went to have a look...

Discover Durban

Get a deeper understanding of th city’s rich cultural heritage by exploring its many museums, advises Alyssia Birjalal.

Take the other route to Everest

London – The route used by mountaineers to scale Everest is to be altered next month amid fears of an increased avalanche risk.

The good life, way down under

Once most feared in the British Empire, Tasmania is now an alluring destination for foodies and art afficionados.

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Mezcal, masks, music … and bloodshed
February 18 2015 at 10:33

Fists fly as Nahua Indians reenact 550-year-old Aztec battle.

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No plans to relax immigration rules
February 17 2015 at 13:57

Government has no plans of relaxing the onerous new immigration rules, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said.

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Mystic mountain is lost no more
February 17 2015 at 10:50

A mystic, flat-topped mountain that inspired the Lost World novel is attracting ever more modern-day adventurers.

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Gallery: A town of many talents
February 17 2015 at 10:12

Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape proved fascinating for Myrtle Ryan.

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How to eat live octopus
February 17 2015 at 10:10

From brain tacos to duck embryos, Emily Payne looks at a new book about global cuisine.

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Haiti targets US tourists
February 17 2015 at 10:10

Haiti is launching its first TV advertising campaign aimed at encouraging Americans to visit.

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Gallery: Get your motor running
February 16 2015 at 14:00

The Hantam Highway offered Myrtle Ryan many highlights.

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‘Where birds and humans come to relax’
February 16 2015 at 15:29

You’re likely to hear, more than see, the feathered varieties at Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary, writes Arthi Sanpath.

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Fluff up your feathery facts
February 16 2015 at 16:13

Discover a whole new world at the Umgeni Bird Park.

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The good life, way down under
February 16 2015 at 15:48

Once most feared in the British Empire, Tasmania is now an alluring destination for foodies and art afficionados.

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Have a bubbly good frolic on shady lawns
February 16 2015 at 15:31

Rolling lawns, decadent food and superb wines – expect all this and more at the Constantia Fresh food and wine festival.

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Don’t be stumped Down Under
February 16 2015 at 12:51

Travel reader Gary Pickering takes us on a tour of Melbourne in Australia as the Cricket World Cup gets underway.

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Pastes and poultices – all part of paradise
February 16 2015 at 12:34

Sri Lanka may be far to go to experience the bliss of an Ayurvedic spa,

but you won’t regret the effort, writes Sue Derwent

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Have a stomping good time with wine
February 13 2015 at 17:55

It’s harvest season and wine farms have opened their gates and hearts to quaffers

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A sleepy city with beauty and brains
February 13 2015 at 17:16

Visitors to laidback Hobart are welcomed like old friends, says Susan Griffith.

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