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Chance of being bitten by mosquito is written in genes

Some people are just more likely to be attacked no matter how much insect repellent they slap on, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has found<p>As the summer approaches it is probably the last thing anyone wants to hear.<p>But scientists have found that the chance of being bitten by a …

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: the iPhone killer

With its super-fast processor, brilliant camera and wireless charging, Samsung’s latest flagship is the best phone it’s ever made<p>The Galaxy S6 is the latest flagship Android smartphone from Samsung, a design-focused all-metal and glass powerhouse with one of the best cameras to date.<p>The S6 comes in …

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Tourist visas for Burma

<b>Hilary Clarke writes</b><br>I am having difficulty finding out how to apply for a tourist visa for Burma online. Do you know where I can do this? I have tried phoning the Myanmar Embassy but nobody answers.<p><b>Gill Charlton, consumer expert</b><br>The Burmese have begun to embrace the internet. A new website …

Telegraph Travel Awards 2013

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16 give you the chance to reward those operators, people and places that continue to surpass your expectations. These awards have long been the most trusted in the industry. Why? Because they are voted for entirely by Telegraph readers, who are among the most …

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World's Largest Freshwater Turtle Nearly Extinct

The last known pair of Yangtze giant softshell turtles mated again in June.<p><b>The fate of a species is resting on the shells of two turtles at China's Suzhou Zoo.</b><p>In June, researchers collected eggs from the last mating pair of the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (<i>Rafetus swinhoei</i>) …

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Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

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Vietnam tips: a first-timer's guide

Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision of Southeast Asia's past, present and future so stark. At times, this clash can seem so confronting and confusing as to send even experienced travellers fleeing for the nearest luxury hotel. …

Photoblog: Koh Samui through my lens.

I fancy myself quite lucky to be on the island of Koh Samui and actually live here. Daily, I’m confronted with reminders of the perks of island life; …

Indonesia's business travel market is growing at breakneck speed, with Jakarta's main airport handling roughly double its capacity every day. Here's how the archipelago nation plans to expand: http://www.bbc.com/travel/blog/20130611-indonesias-business-boom?OCID=fbtvlimg

Five amazing places to experience another culture

Learning about the culture and customs of other people is one of the great experiences of travel. Explore the planet's diversity with one of these locally owned and authentic tribal encounters.<p>Trekking with the H'mong around Sapa, northern Vietnam<p>Negotiate generations-old mountain tracks and …

Bira Beach, Indonesia

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How to teach … English as a foreign language

Many people all over the world will be embarking on English language courses this summer, and the Guardian Teacher Network has inspiring resources to …

Laser technology reveals lost city around Angkor Wat

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roads and canals, illustrating the remains of a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's famed …

In Global First, Philippines to Destroy Its Ivory Stock

No other ivory-consuming nation has taken such a dramatic step.<p><b>On June 21 the Philippines will destroy five tons of seized ivory, becoming the world's first ivory-consuming nation to destroy its national ivory stock.</b><p>The act comes in the wake of the country's being identified by <i>National Geographic</i> …

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Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

Singapore: 10 Best Free Things To Do.

<i>Let’s face it. Compared to its neighbors, Singapore can be a tad expensive! If you’re on a budget trip, take my list of free stuff, free activities,</i> …

Island adventures: top activities in the Philippines

The Philippines is justifiably known for its beaches, but the country isn't just about finding an isolated patch of sand and sinking into a sun-kissed stupor. The 7000-plus islands of the Philippines offer an array of more adventurous pursuits that can raise any adrenaline junkie's pulse. Here are …

Crinoid Shrimp, Philippines

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Exploring Culture In Cambodia

<i>Shopping and eating in a Cambodian market</i><p>When in Cambodia, nothing beats the follow up to a full day of exploring the Angkor temples like an …

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How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

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