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Exploring Sudan's forgotten pyramids

<b>(CNN) —</b> What if there was a place where you could camp beside ancient pyramids from a forgotten civilization without another tourist in sight?<p>What if that place was Sudan?<p>Besmirched in modern history by two rounds of civil war, and a battle for independence in what is now South Sudan, the east …

Africa

England v immigration: A millennium of fears condensed

<b>The Windrush scandal and the 50th anniversary of the "Rivers of Blood" speech are just the latest reminders that the issue of immigration to the British Isles is a fraught one. For centuries it has prompted debate - and also anger, fear and even murder.</b><p>You might say it started well. A Greek …

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for orange blossom ricotta cheesecake

With the final throes of the arctic winter behind us, it’s time to eat our way into a sunnier mindset. Wince through a punnet of slightly sour strawberries and pretend it’s a bright Wimbledon day. Perch next to the radiator with a Twister and bring the summer bank holiday to your living room. This …

Dessert

The Philippines' best beaches and islands

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the Philippines best assets is its 7,000 islands, edged by white sand buffering turquoise waters filled with some of the world's most diverse marine life. And most of them are relatively unexplored.<p>Of course, not everyone will agree on which destination is best, but this is a good …

Santa Cruz

9 of the best travel cameras you can buy now

<b>(CNN) —</b> That mobile phone in your pocket takes pretty decent photos, so no need to get a separate camera for your travels, right?<p>Actually, wrong. The latest point-and-shoot cameras are still smarter than smartphones and have loads of fun options and easy-to-use settings good for amateurs and pros …

Cameras

Empire strikes back: why former colonies don't need Britain after Brexit

Like a divorcee on the rebound, Britain is now desperately seeking to woo its old flame, the Commonwealth<p>One of the major legacies of the British empire is a body of laws that curb civil liberties<p>The countdown to leave the European Union began in the British summer of 2016, but nobody in the …

Great Britain

How to cook the perfect vindaloo

The peculiar place of vindaloo, a fierily fragrant speciality of Goa in popular culture can be summed up by the 1998 World Cup football anthem of the same name, whose irritatingly catchy chorus references the curry no fewer than 11 times. As the Observer pointed out, its authors, the “prank art …

Spices

40 beautiful places to visit in China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost all of us are familiar with the great man-made attractions in China : The Forbidden City in Beijing. The Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an. Shanghai's skyscraper forest in Pudong.<p>For a country of its massive size and varied geography, however, it's surprising how relatively few people …

China

Hua Hin's top five day trips

Hua Hin’s strategic position on Thailand’s upper gulf coast makes it the ideal base for excursions into the outlying countryside. Awaiting you are national parks honeycombed with caves and teeming with wildlife, vineyards offering a tempting wine-filled day out, little-visited beaches and …

While popular Thai destinations such as Koh Samui and Phuket stagger under the weight of development, these southern islands retain a sleepy, tropical charm<p>Framed by jungle-draped limestone karsts, this small but striking bay has serene waters free of riptides, making it safe for families to splash …

National Parks

If you don’t like strict rules at mealtimes, meze are the way to go: they free you up to have a feast with no official beginning, middle or end<p>I’ ve just got back from a trip to Georgia, the delicious details of which will no doubt feed my imagination, and these pages, at some point in the future. …

Recipes

These Salt Flats Are One of the Most Remarkable Vistas on Earth

Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni can make for an incredible experience or a logistical nightmare. Plan your trip with these tips.<p>Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable vistas in all of South America, if not Earth. Stretching more than 4,050 square miles of the …

Spotting river dolphins in Bolivia

It's late afternoon and the sultry heat of the day is beginning to diminish. Young people circle the plaza on scooters, eyeing each other up as they cross paths. Oblivious to the sexual tension, a sloth – the most leisurely of tropical creatures – surveys the scene from a tree in the middle of the …

How Much Does it Cost to Travel in Bolivia?

Despite reporting our spending each month, this doesn’t necessarily give an accurate view of how much it costs to travel in the individual countries …

Buses are usually just a means of getting from A to B, but the journey across the Andes from Argentina to Chile is a true adventure, showcasing magnificent scenery, rare wildlife and, at times, extreme weather<p>On the upper deck of the trans-Andes bus, the gap-year backpackers from every advanced …

10 Things to Do in the Most Northerly Part of Chile

For the past 2 years, we keep thinking that we’ve left Chile for the last time. Then we find ourselves back there. When we decided to leave Bolivia, …

Bonito's natural attractions Brazil's best-kept secret

A bright blue fish the length of my forearm rests just beyond my reach. As the current carries me gently along, more fish swim past; schools of …

Get your pulses going with a soft and sweet, nutty and crunchy, quick and easy vegetarian supper<p>Peel and thinly slice 2 cloves of garlic. Peel a 40g knob of ginger and cut it into matchsticks. Finely chop 1 medium hot red chilli. Warm 2 tbsp of groundnut oil in a saucepan, add the garlic, ginger …

Recipes

Life and style,Food & drink,Main course,Middle Eastern food and drink,Salad,Side dish,Cheese,Fruit,Rice,Seafood<p>An inexpensive Persian rice dish for Christmas Eve, and a light salad for the evening after the blowout lunch<p>The Christmas countdown has started, and to avoid the usual last-minute …

Recipes

It’s party time, and where there’s drink, there should be food – which must be friendly, fresh and flavoursome, like these little peanut noodle bowls and mini squash dumplings<p>I am that person at a party, desperately following the one tray of vegetarian canapes around, trying to sneak a second …

Recipes

The staples of Chinese home cooking are largely vegetarian. This braised aubergine and tofu salad are two of Zijun Meng’s mother’s meat-free favourites, both a flavourful crown for a bowl of rice<p>Like any home cook, my mother only has a handful of regular staples – soy braised fish, hot and sour …

Recipes

Cose da vedere in Cile: i 10 luoghi più spettacolari

La posizione strategica del <b>Cile</b>, che attraversa in latitudine circa la metà del continente sudamericano, offre spettacolari attrazioni turistiche con …

How to have a budget break in Iceland

‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …

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David Eimer's tour of the Chinese provinces is a reminder that there is much more to the country than its Pacific seaboard<p>When anyone claims, as official histories do, that China has never invaded another country, there is some harmless amusement to be had in asking why, if so, the Great Wall is in …

Torta Caprese - ricetta al cioccolato | I Pasticci della Zia Tata

La Torta Caprese è un dolce diffuso oltre che a Capri anche nella Penisola Sorrentina e in Costiera Amalfitana. Purtroppo prima d’ora non avevo mai …

Your Guide to Visiting the Salar de Uyuni

The basics<p>The most important thing all tourists need to know, and most don’t until visiting a tour operator, is that the name Salar de Uyuni (or Salt …

A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

Gift guide 2013: Books

From a bible for budget travellers to several taste-tripping tales of culinary love, these five items will inspire any armchair adventurer.