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A new travel guide to Sweden

For the past few months I’ve been working on a new kind of travel guide to Sweden. The aim is to help people travel around Sweden independently without needing to spend loads of money on travel agents. You can see … Continue reading

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The relics making waves in Goa

You could call it a kind of pilgrimage: a journey through the misty coconut groves at sunrise, just as the holy cows start looking for pastures new. Each morning, buses and auto-rickshaws heave tourists away from the sugar-soft beaches of … Continue reading

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Exploring more of Laos

It was New Year’s Day, and I didn’t have a hangover. Phonsavan had been so cold and quiet the night before that we’d gone to bed early. We were asleep long before the local kids, who kept themselves warm beside … Continue reading

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Sweden’s underwater sauna

A sweet, smoky heat floods the bastu, thawing our frozen bones. It doesn’t take long for the sweating to begin. Eyes shining in the orange glow of smouldering birch logs, Daniel Carlsson tells me how he designed the sauna – … Continue reading

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