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The Inside Word… on Gozo, Malta

  • B Susann Kretzschmar
  • 29 August 2012

Through the Inside Word, our local partners – past and present, all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their neck of the woods. This month, we stroll the idyllic countryside of Gozo, a small and rural sister island of Malta, one third the size of the main island and famous for its pastoral countryside.

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The Top Five Things to Do in Cape Verde

  • Africa.com
  • 15 May 2012

Located off the coast of West Africa, Cape Verde is one of the continent’s best-kept island secrets. If you’re a water-sports fanatic, this is the destination for you, plus the blend of Brazilian and West African cultures boosts the excitement level of Cape Verde. From daytime surfing to nighttime dancing, Cape Verde’s perfect for the adventurous and curious spirit.

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Photo of the Week: Kayaking Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Samui, Thailand

  • Cindy Fan (Photo and Text)
  • 25 March 2012

When I look at this photo I get a taste of what I experienced kayaking in Ang Thong National Marine Park. ‘The sublime’ is to feel our smallness in the natural world, to feel overwhelmed by its power and greatness. In turn, this feeling of wonder and humility grants us a connection to that world.

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The Wild Wetland of South Pantanal Is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 24 June 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Home to the Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world, South Pantanal, in Brazil, is an incredible ecological wonder, a wilderness area full of forested hills, seasonally affected but perennial waterfalls, rivers, lagoons, meadows and exotic wildlife, including jaguars.

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Palawan: The Last Ecological Frontier of the Philippines

  • John Paul Maclang
  • 29 March 2011

The province of Palawan is a spectacular untamed region found on the western fringes of the Philippine Archipelago. Almost nowhere else can one simultaneously encounter two such intriguing, dynamic and diverse habitats as reefs and tropical rainforests. Rich in teeming jungles, tousled mangrove swamps and vibrant coral reefs, Palawan is truly one of the best examples in Asia of a species-rich, biologically diverse ecosystem.

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Sustainable Local Travel in Cappadocia, Turkey

  • Samantha Libby
  • 15 March 2011

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed region of Cappadocia, Turkey, is well known for its magical lunar landscape and creative approaches to tourism like its cave hotels. Built straight into the rock or the facades of old manmade caves, cave hotels are everything from five-star caverns to brightly lit grottos for tourists on a budget. They’re positively primeval. And they’re just one part of an overall approach to travel that emphasises what’s local and sustainable.

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The Five Wonders of Albania’s Cave of Pellumbas

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 30 December 2010

As we approached the cave, it was evident that forces were at work. Bilingual signs mark the way and warn against littering, guardrails line steep edges, steps ease along the steeper inclines and benches punctuate the trail at the finest viewpoints. The trail is impressively tourism-ready. Who was behind this massive effort?

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Photo of the Week: Manmade Caves of Cappadocia, Turkey

  • Zafer Yazici (photo and text)
  • 11 July 2010

This picture shows a number of manmade caves, located in the Erdemli Valley outside the town of Yeşilhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey. Cappadocia became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 in recognition of its cultural and historical heritage. While plenty of other sites are also memorable for the presence of cave homes, Cappadocia is unique in the World for the sheer number of such dwellings. Literally thousands of manmade caves pepper the rock walls of the area’s valleys.

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Photo of the Week: Boats Bob in the Waters of Melissani Lake, Kefalonia, Greece

  • Nestoras Gioulatos (photo and text)
  • 20 June 2010

The Greek island of Kefalonia is home to Melissani Lake, a pool of still water captured in a natural cave. It has always been a site for religious ceremonies. The caves are breathtakingly beautiful and, as enclosed spaces, are an ideal venue for rites associated with the divine.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s Capital City, Is whl.travel’s New Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 6 March 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND MALAY. In Kuala Lumpur, while towering skyscrapers, shopping malls and the golden glove of international finance may not be prime draws for many travellers in search of the ‘real’ Malaysia, a small scratch beneath its surface reveals an immense amount of cultural diversity and places full of interesting experience.

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