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Taming the Jungle in Meghalaya

Taming the Jungle in Meghalaya

If you catch a train heading north from Calcutta, passing through the narrow isthmus that connects the large bulk of India with its reclusive north-ea ...
There Is No Escaping Death in Tana Toraja

There Is No Escaping Death in Tana Toraja

From the mummies of Egypt, the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris and the bone-filled catacombs below it, Mao's embalmed body on Tiananmen Square or the ...
KYRGYZSTAN: YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE

KYRGYZSTAN: YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLUE

At seven years of age Mazarkul plays Uno like an old pro at a high-stakes poker game. He flings his cards onto the pile with a gambler's disregard for ...
MOLDOVA: A ROADTRIP INTO THE WORLD’S LARGEST WINE CELLAR

MOLDOVA: A ROADTRIP INTO THE WORLD’S LARGEST WINE CELLAR

In Western Europe the mention of Moldova mostly draws blank looks and indifferent shrugs. As both the poorest and the least-visited country in Europe, ...
Impressions from a timeless corner of Romania

Impressions from a timeless corner of Romania

The “where” is clear enough: Breb is a small village at the foot of mount Gutâi in the remote Romanian region of Maramureș, which hugs the rolling hil ...