Discover the world of Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, France; Hello Magazine

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In the pretty pink-hued city of Albi in southern France, birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec, the biggest museum dedicated to the works of the renowned artists has reopened its doors after an ambitious refurbishment project lasting for 11 years..

Source: Discover the world of Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, France

UNESCO Sites in Southern Italy: from Naples to the Heel of the Boot; Martha Bakerjian; Trip Savvy

Photo: Steve Parode

Southern Italy’s World Heritage Sites include places in Naples, Amalfi Coast, Matera, and Puglia. Here are the UNESCO sites in southern Italy.

Source: UNESCO Sites in Southern Italy: from Naples to the Heel of the Boot

Profile: Timbuktu; Al Jazeera

Historic Malian town has long been target of Tuareg rebels fighting to carve out a desert homeland.

Source: Profile: Timbuktu

A polished ruin; Aruna Chandaraju; Deccan Herald

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The largest brick-built monument in the world, situated in Malbork, tells a long tale of European history that dates as far back as the 13th century, notes Aruna Chandaraju.

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On the list: the delights and drawbacks of UNESCO inscription; Howard Swains; Slovak Spectator

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Insightful information about UNESCO sites in Slovakia and the stories they tell.

Source: On the list: the delights and drawbacks of UNESCO inscription

On the list: the delights and drawbacks of UNESCO inscription; Howard Swains; Slovak Spectator

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Insightful information about UNESCO sites in Slovakia and the stories they tell.

Source: On the list: the delights and drawbacks of UNESCO inscription

Traveller’s guide: Seychelles; Chris Leadbeater; Independent

As honeymoon decisions go, theirs was an excellent one. When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – seeking a destination where they could hide from the world’s attention – picked the Seychelles as their place of post-wedding escape last May, they chose wisely.

Source: Traveller’s guide: Seychelles

Reims, France: a cultural city guide; Paul Wade; Telegraph

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Paul Wade offers an essential cultural guide to Reims, a city that is bubbling over with heritage sites and fine champagne.

Source: Reims, France: a cultural city guide

Barrier-free Sanchi; Shefali Tripathi Mehta; Deccan Herald

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School and college trips invariably took Shefali Tripathi Mehta to Sanchi, just a few hours from Bhopal. She looked forward to such trips, except for the history lessons.

Source: Barrier-free Sanchi

Diving the Great Blue Hole of Belize; Keriann O’Riordan; Daily Collegian

Keriann O’Riordan adds diving the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize to her bucket list.

Source: Diving the Great Blue Hole of Belize

Verona: Italy’s beautiful medieval gem where all roads lead to Romeo; Lynn Faulds Wood; Daily Mail

Photo: Olimpio Fanluz

If you want to help to save the Italian economy this summer without breaking your own bank, what about a short break in Verona, Italy’s fourth most visited city?

Source: Verona: Italy’s beautiful medieval gem where all roads lead to Romeo

Under cranes and canvas; Sean Mooney; Traveller

Sean Mooney leaves the tent and sleeping bags at home and opts for a family ‘glamping’ stay on historic Cockatoo Island.

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Blue Heaven; Holly Hunt

Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

HOLLY HUNT treks among the mountains and glaciers in the ice fields of Argentina’s southern Patagonia.

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Santo Domingo boasts rich offerings — from sun-soaked beaches to New World firsts; Kristen Browning-Blas; Denver Post

Source: Santo Domingo boasts rich offerings — from sun-soaked beaches to New World firsts

Brno’s Villa Tugendhat reopens after two year renovation; Dominik Jun; Radio Prague

Photo: Barbora Kmentova

This week saw the completion of a two year restoration project of Villa Tugendhat, a unique functionalist villa in the city of Brno. Its history matches that of Czechoslovakia: repeat occupation, dilapidation and ultimately restoration.

Source: Brno’s Villa Tugendhat reopens after two year renovation

An Underwater Serengeti; Todd Steiner; Earth Island Journal

Photo: George Duffield

Scientists and Recreational Scuba Divers Are Working to Protect the Spectacular Marine Life in the Waters Around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island…

Source: An Underwater Serengeti

Daily Daydream: Cocos Island, Costa Rica; Caroline Morse Teel; Smarter Travel

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Jacques Cousteau called this island “the most beautiful in the world.” Who are we to argue? Find out where it is and how to get there!

Source: Daily Daydream: Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Old growth, new life; Leisa Tyler; Traveller

Leisa Tyler walks in the vast Tarkine wilderness in the state’s north-west, among some of the oldest forests on earth.

Source: Old growth, new life

On the scent of fine coffee in Colombia; Hello Magazine

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If you’re the sort who can’t get moving in the morning without a cup of coffee, why not plan a visit to the Colombian Coffee Triangle in the foothills of the Andes and discover just where this magic bean comes from and the traditional techniques that make it the best coffee in the world.

Source: On the scent of fine coffee in Colombia

Day Trip from Delhi: Taj Mahal and the Red Fort of Agra; Mary Spierling; San Diego Reader

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Source: Day Trip from Delhi: Taj Mahal and the Red Fort of Agra

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