London - Lonely Planet’s new edition of its voyage bible, The Travel Book, is heavy - but that should come as no surprise as it’s laden with descriptions and facts for every country in the world and stunningly furnished with more than 800 photographs.

These spectacular images capture the unique essence of exotic destinations around the world. The book’s odyssey begins in Afghanistan and circumnavigates the globe from A to Z, ending with Zimbabwe and visiting every single country in between.

Some images capture the spirit of a nation with the portrait of a local - an Algerian man in traditional dress crafting silverware, or fisherman in Sri Lanka operating on stilts.

Other countries are celebrated in their dramatic landforms - the Seven Sisters waterfall in Norway, the mountainous regions of Turkey and Japan’s pink blossom-shrouded Philosopher’s Path included.



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All, however, in some way or another, are truly worthy of any bucket list.