Max Arendt

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Weekend readers' best photographs: treat

From lollipops to leaping: your best pictures on this week's theme, treat<p>The next topic is maze (to appear October 5). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo, to by noon on Wednesday Sept 25; please supply a …

Urban explorers – in pictures

The urban explorer turns the built environment into a playground, searching for epiphanies on the summit of a skyscraper. Here Bradley Garrett assembles a collection of urban landscapes and 'hero shots', the lone adventurer poised on the rim of a building or bridge

Gourmet nirvana: a foodie tour of South Africa's Western Cape

After a few wines, it's hard to get your tongue around 'Franschhoek' and 'Stellenbosch'. These beautiful places in South Africa's Western Cape are nestled among table-top mountains, valleys and rolling, vine-covered hills. For keen foodies and wine buffs, a visit here is a must; along with nearby …

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Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and was our first stop when we visited the country. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a hot …

Food memories: a taste of home in Myanmar

It was my husband’s first trip to Myanmar, and I was eager to show Chris my country of birth and the much-loved food of my childhood. One dish I particularly wanted to share was <i>let thoke</i>, which can be translated as ‘hand-mixed’. It can roughly be described as a salad because all the ingredients are …

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What Las Vegas casinos won’t tell you about gambling: What Vegas stories are you willing to share?

Crossing the Andes by bus: one of the world's greatest journeys – in pictures

The bus journey from Argentina to Chile, over the Andes, is one of the most spectacular routes in the world, showcasing a staggering array of snow-capped mountains and some amazing high-altitude wildlife<p>Read Kevin's story about his bus adventure here

The ultimate guide to Indonesia's best islands

We all know of Bali, of course. From backpackers on a budget to well-heeled honeymooners, solitary spa junkies and family holidaymakers, tourists come here in their millions.<p>But there are 17,000 other islands in Indonesia, an archipelago that straddles the Equator and spans 3,000 miles from east to …