Zeena Oberoi

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An Explorer's Guide to Mozambique

Beyond Angkor: Inside the lost world of Phnom Kulen

When I got to Phnom Kulen with my guide, Chanthorn Kong (“Chan”), and he had shown me the sacred river (with the serene faces of Hindu deities gazing up through water turned golden by sunlight) and the Reclining Buddha (“Please don’t write on the Buddha”, said a polite sign that had been …

Mallows Bay: The 'ghost fleet' graveyard where nature has risen from the dead

<b>(CNN) —</b> They were built to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to aid the allied effort in World War I, but wound up unused, abandoned, stripped and finally scuttled.<p>Almost a century on, the "ghost fleet" of Mallows Bay in the Potomac River, 30 miles south of Washington D.C., is positively brimming with …

War

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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27 Times Tumblr Was The Realest About Anxiety

Me: Don't worry. Anxiety: You gotta.<p><i>To learn more about anxiety, check out the resources at BeyondBlue Australia on 1300 22 4636, Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 or ReachOut. Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only,</i> …

The 13 Naughtiest Hotels in the World, Ranked

Thanksgiving has passed and you now have less than a month to redeem yourself for your holiday debauchery before Christmas. (Santa saw that you had a few too many glasses of spiked cider, and got into an argument with your uncle over gun control -- again.) We think you stand a chance, but some …

Dominican Republic

Bobble ad pours some much-needed cold water on YOLO philosophy

You may act like you only get to <i>live</i> once, but that doesn't mean you should garbage up the world for those who live next.<p>That, more or less, is the …

How to think about Islamic State

Islamic State is often called ‘medieval’ but is in fact very modern – a horrific expression of a widespread frustration with a globalised western model that promises freedom and prosperity to all, but fails to deliver<p>Violence has erupted across a broad swath of territory in recent months: wars in …

Backpacker, Go Home: How Tourism Is Ruining Everything

One billion tourists now roam the planet—and the world’s most pristine spots are showing the strain. In the new film ‘Gringo Trails,’ the …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

The foodie traveller … on a Persian cafe revival in Mumbai

Mumbai holidays,Food and drink,India holidays,Asia,Indian food and drink,Travel,Food & drink<p>Mumbai’s Persian-style cafes were a dying breed until this week when filmmaker Mansoor Showghi Yezdi opened the first new one in the city in 30 years, giving a boost to a century-old culture<p>In the busy …

Everest Revealed Photo Gallery by Renan Ozturk

Adventure<p>See recent pictures of the Everest experience and Sherpa culture by filmmaker and climber Renan Ozturk.

In praise of dirty, sexy cities: the urban world according to Walter Benjamin

Seventy five years after his death, the Marxist philosopher’s passion for the seedier, messier delights of cities such as Marseille and Moscow are a stark reminder of how sanitised today’s urban environment is becoming<p>Marseille isn’t as wicked as it used to be. In 1929, the playwright and travel …

Three arrested in Paris over 'devil's breath' drug that turns victims into willing 'zombies'

The three are thought to have stolen millions from unsuspecting victims by blowing scopolamine, a powerful "hypnotic" drug, into strangers' faces<p>Police have seized two Chinese women and a man in Paris suspected of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the devil’s breath" that turns victims into …

Raped, Pregnant Girls Are The Focus Of This Searing Photo Project

Photographer Linda Forsell says her project Children Having Children portrays the reality that many Guatemalan girls face.<p>One of the girls was told that she was a bad influence on the other girls at her school when her belly started to show after being raped by a 53-year-old man tied to a tree. …

Up All Night NYC: Here's Where to Hang After Hours in New York City

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>New Yorkers always sleep with one eye open. How could they not? If they blink for even two seconds they'll miss the grand opening of the newest fusion restaurant, the ribbon cutting ceremony for a SoHo atelier or the latest downtown art exhibition--and …

New York City

The Difference Between American and British Humour

It’s often dangerous to generalize, but under threat, I would say that Americans are more “down the line.” They don’t hide their hopes and fears. …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Places where nature has won

Top 10 books about being alone

Writing and reading are famously solitary acts; the loneliness of literature is expected, even embraced. But several writers have expanded solitude’s role, from a necessary condition to a central subject.<p>Lonely characters speak more intimately to the reader, having no ready companion in their own …

Literature

Saving an Ancient 'Lost' City in War-torn Syria

A small band of Syrian villagers fight poverty, war, and the elements to protect an ancient site.<p>Amid the death, despair, and destruction that mark today’s Syria, there's little good news for archaeologists and others who fear for the country’s remarkable cultural heritage. But in a windswept …

Cult food: the most incredible dishes to share this summer

Photograph: Ashley Palmer-Watts<p>Meat fruit at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/9/1433859293548/37b28b1e-82cb-448d-8f2d-096be9381abd-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Ashley Palmer-Watts<p>Meat fruit at Dinner by Heston …

City in the sky: world's biggest hotel to open in Mecca

Architecture,Art and design,Culture,Saudi Arabia,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Islam,Religion,Mecca,Saudi Arabia,Middle East,Travel,Hotels<p>The holy city is fast becoming a Las Vegas for pilgrims, thanks to the new £2.3bn megahotel that has four helipads, five floors for Saudi royalty – and …

Top 10 long-distance hiking trails in the US

Photograph: Alamy<p>The John Muir Trail in Yosemite national park.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421323152902/882af4d0-ce79-4a42-8005-9225032b84ce-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The John Muir Trail in Yosemite national …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Classic Yosemite

See pictures depicting the favorite moments and rich history of Yosemite from the National Geographic archives.

Five of the best camping road trips in Europe

<b>Highland Fling</b><p><b>Pick up</b>:Big Tree Campervans, Perthshire<p>There's no better way to explore the formidable landscapes of the Scottish Highlands than on four wheels. Head north in your compact high-top, weaving through the broad mountains and deep valleys of the Cairngorms National Park. If whisky’s your …

Scotland

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.