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February 2016

 

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iceworldJonathan Margolis

PHOTOSTORY: ICE WORLD

Every year visitors to the Harbin Ice Festival are staggered by the sheer scale of this frozen metropolis. Jonathan Margolis reports from the icy tip of northern China

 

australiaMary-Ann Ochota

EXPEDITION: 40 DAYS IN THE DESERT

Central Australia is one of the harshest environments in the world, but for thousands of years Aboriginal people made it their home. Mary-Ann Ochota set out to find and record lost settlement sites in the Simpson Desert

 

basqueSasha64f

CULTURES: SERVING THE COMMUNITY

In southwest France, Chris Fitch finds himself seduced by a unique cultural identity that preserves its heritage with a stubborn yet admirable passion

 

laosGabriele Stola

DEVELOPMENT: UNDERNEATH LAOS

As Laos forges an identity that balances tourism with the needs of its people, Jennifer Meszaros goes underground to explore how sustainability can be ingrained from the start

 

ostravaDan Griliopoulos

TRAVEL: IN THE SHADOW OF HISTORY

Ostrava is the Czech Republic’s third city, a former iron town striving to turn its story around. Dan Griliopoulos investigates how the city is mining its industrial heritage for tourist gold

 

exploreSean Conway / James Carnegie

EXPLORE: SWIMMING BRITAIN

The route from Land’s End to John o’Groats has been conquered overland many times, but it has never been swum. For Sean Conway, entering the unknown just made him all the more determined to prove it could be done

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