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Photo of the Week: A Wandering Hermit Crab, Los Cabos, Mexico

  • Jacqueline Baleon (photo), Karem Matamoros (text)
  • 6 June 2010

Los Cabos, Mexico, is blessed with an enormous biodiversity, which has earned it several labels, such as The Desert of Eden. This picture was taken on Bahia de Los Sueños (Dream’s Bay), a beach located directly southwest of the city of La Paz in Baja California Sur and known for its solitude, marine wildlife, crystalline waters and white sand.

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Dodging the Football Frenzy and Tackling Alternative Sporting Events in Africa

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 22 May 2010

You’d have to be holed up in Ted Kaczynski’s cabin not to know that South Africa will be hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup next month. The Beautiful Game has a special place in all Africans’ hearts and is far and away the most popular sport played on the continent. But with football mania reaching fever pitch, it’s high time we had a look at some of the other sporting events on offer in Africa.

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Going Local in Marrakech, Morocco

  • Ben P Jones
  • 25 March 2010

My passion for Morocco came to me over 10 years ago during a trip in the south of the country. Since then I have been back many times, but the short visits ended one cold, wet, December in London when I received a call from a new contact asking me to take photos for him in Marrakech. Twelve hours, one mint tea and a drive through the city later, I decided to stay.

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Syria: A Timeless and Splendid Nation

  • Ednan Ghamyan
  • 18 March 2010

The Levant is a timeless place that is sure to enchant and Syria is its beating heart. From the balmy, heart-warming Mediterranean Sea to the remarkable Roman remains, Syria is a country affectionate to her visitors, like a mother to her infant. If you are looking for the missing pages of history and if you have a penchant for scenery and romance, Syria really is the place for you.

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Rough Guides’ New ‘Clean Breaks’ Breaks Clean: Two Thumbs Up

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 3 August 2009

‘Clean Breaks, 500 New Ways to See the World,’ published in August 2009 by Rough Guides, wastes no time getting down to business. And why should it? In keeping with its title, it makes a clean break from so many things, including some guidebook conventions. After a mere page and a half of introduction, it plunges into a dazzling world of fresh experiences.

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