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Earth - On rare occasions, the Grand Canyon fills with thick cloud

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Grand Canyon

The Indian dish you can’t find in India

The coastal city of Durban in South Africa is home to one of the largest Indian communities outside India. It’s also home to the unique curry called bunny chow.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the</b> …

India

The ancient condiment that came back from the dead

It was once thought that the ancient Roman fish sauce garum was lost to history – but today, chefs and archaeologists are bringing it back to modern menus.<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the</b> …

Archaeology

The story behind Lisbon’s beauty

Elaborately-painted Portuguese tiles, called azulejos, fell out of favour in the early 20th Century. But Lisbon today is embracing the art in its murals, museums and metro stations.<p>The blue-and-white tiles that line the church of Lisbon’s Madre de Deus convent complex tell stories in engrossing …

European Travel

The Secret History of Paris’s Catacomb Mushrooms

In the 1800s, farmers cultivated mushrooms in abandoned quarries underneath the French capital.<p>From the Louvre museum to the sculpted façade of Notre …

France

Why Sweden is relocating an entire town

A gateway to Sweden’s picturesque Lapland region, the city of Kiruna is on the verge of sinking – and now the entire town is being uprooted and moved down the road.<p>Additional footage: Liselotte Wajstedt<p><i>BBC's Travel Show brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing</i> …

Travel

Sweet Lisbon: the best places to get your sugar fix

Stroll the hilly backstreets of Portugal’s capital and you’ll soon come across evidence of the Lisboetas' love for all things sweet. Hidden in the districts' cobbled streets, rows of tiny tiled bakeries await, each serving up their own delicious array of <i>pastéis de nata</i> – Portugal’s famous egg …

European Travel

Travel - The Italian village that can’t be named

Travel

Travel - Galicia’s mythic drink of blue fire

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Travel

Travel - Why Milan is covering its skyscrapers in plants

Travel

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

Not only does the innovative design give foot-travelers the feeling of walking on air, it also gets the attention of drivers, who will be sure to …

Iceland

How Martin Luther's ideas lasted 500 years

The 95 Theses rocked the foundations of politics and power across Europe, and continue to affect our lives today – from language, art and music to our concept of freedom.<p>The main attraction of Castle Church in the German town of Wittenberg are the doors where Martin Luther is said to have nailed …

Theology

The cheeky gnomes taking over Wrocław

Cute as they may be, each statue is a nod to the Orange Alternative, an anti-Soviet resistance movement that helped bring down Poland’s oppressive communist regime in the 1980s.<p>Wrocław is Poland at its most charming and, for many, its least pronounceable (it’s ‘vrohtz-wahv’). Situated sublimely on …

Europe

Why Romanians are obsessed with garlic

While many people eschew garlic in their food for fear of smelling of it, Romanians have a cult-like appreciation for the plant.<p>Transylvania’s winding, misty roads, castles and medieval fortresses set the stage for some of Europe’s darkest legends, the most famous of which is Count Dracula.<p>Despite …

Bram Stoker

Can Paris become the world’s most visited city?

Following recent terror attacks, the mayor’s office has released a 59-point plan to lure tourists back to Paris, and the city is investing millions of euros into its attractions.<p>BBC's Travel Show <i>brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features</i> …

Paris

The cats who rule Rome

It’s well known that the Romans love their cats – so much so that they have designated the felines as a biocultural heritage of the city. But how much longer will this last?<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i></i> …

Cats

The couple paid $200K a year to travel

Being an Instagram influencer can be lucrative, but it isn’t always as effortless as the filters would have us believe – those who actually make a living are in the small minority.<p>Collette and Scott Stohler have what looks like the dream career. They travel the world for six months a year and are …

Campervans

Why people think Germans aren’t funny

If the Germans have always had a funny bone in them, just how did this unfortunate stereotype come about?<p>Tears of laughter trickled down my face and I clapped so hard my hands turned red. But I was surprised at my reaction, for I was being hilariously entertained by a German comedian at Quatsch …

Language

Europe’s only ‘free’ city

No-one could agree whether Brčko belonged to the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina or the Serb Republic. The final decision? It would belong to neither.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show</i> <i>brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints, tips and</i> …

Europe

The last fagottari of Rome’s beaches

It used to be common to see Romans bringing homemade pasta to the beach. Now, however, a new city ban is putting this beloved tradition at risk.<p><i>Credit:</i><p><i>Written, filmed, edited by Elisabetta Abrami</i><i><br>Camera Elisabetta Abrami and Kami Fares</i><i><br>Sound recording Kami Fares</i><i><br>Sound postproduction, mix Carlo</i> …

Rome

Meet the Master Craftsman Behind These Gorgeous Pasta Stamps

A visit with the corzetti stamp maker of Chiavari<p>We’d come to see the wood carver in Chiavari, one of those perfect small-scale coastal Ligurian …

Matched

The secret world of Granada’s Alhambra palace

From underground tunnels that snake below the palace’s surface to enigmatic carvings that are just now being understood, is the Alhambra finally revealing its mysteries?<p><i>Join over three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, or follow us on</i> <i>Twitter</i> <i>and</i> <i>Instagram</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign</b> …

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The unlikely sausage that saved lives

Now one of Portugal’s seven gastronomic wonders, this sausage likely saved hundreds, maybe thousands, of souls during the Spanish Inquisition.<p>In Manteigaria Silva, one of Lisbon’s oldest delis, not much has changed since 1928. Cured hams dangle from the ceiling, port and Madeira wines compete for …

15th century

The perfect pasta dish Sardinians refuse to share

Malloreddus alla Campidanese can only be found on the Italian island, making it the quintessential pasta dish of Sardinia – and the one dish every visitor must try.<p><i>Malloreddus</i> is not a malady. It just sounds like one. This I learned when I was perusing the menu of Arco Café, located on Manhattan’s …

Rome

Why Italy is racing to save the game of bocce

In the bars of small-town Italy, ageing bocce players are keeping the country's local dialects alive.<p>“Piia na cadreia e setat su a vardà.” Battista Valenti greeted me, but I didn’t understand a word he was saying. His Italian was harsher than what I’m used to; he stretched his syllables, which …

Italy

Travel - Kyrgyzstan’s bread that feeds the dead

Kyrgyzstan

Lithuania’s miraculous hill of 100,000 crosses

The Hill of Crosses is steeped in legends of ghosts, miracles and heroic acts of defiance.<p>Around 11km outside the city of Siauliai in northern Lithuania, an old, earthen mound hunches under the weight of thousands of crosses. As the wind blows across the fields of rural Siauliai County, ornate …

History

Travel - Denmark’s secret food island

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Travel

Why Norway is teaching travellers to travel

Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most famous geological sites – and one of its most controversial.<p>We reached Trolltunga after seven hours, 13.5km and 1,000m of elevation gain. The fog rolled in as a line of 35 people waited to take their picture on the iconic cliff. Translating to ‘Troll’s Tongue’, …

Travel

In search of Russia's lost gold

One hundred years ago, the Bolsheviks captured the entirety of Tsar Nicholas II’s family gold reserve – or so they thought.<p>It was our third night on the Trans-Siberian Express in mid-July, and we had grown accustomed to the heat. The prehistoric cars contained neither air conditioning nor showers. …

Siberia