National Geographic Traveller (UK) November - December 2020

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Mario Rigby When travelling in the desert, sometimes it feels like it would be easier to just sit down and die rather than keep going. That’s where you have to be your own best friend. You really need to have perseverance to survive. MEET THE ADVENTURER P.50 Jamie Lafferty I’m glad I waited until I’d returned from Uruguay to become vegetarian. Although tiny in size compared to Argentina and Brazil, the country more than matches its neighbours’ appetite for slabs of fldameseared beef. MONTEVIDEO P.50 Julia Buckley San Francisco feels like one of the few cities in America that still has genuinely defined character in every area. Forget Alcatraz or Fisherman’s Wharf — while the tourists have been pushed to the city edges, the real fun is going on inside. SAN FRANCISCO P.70 Mark Parren Taylor Walking…

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editor’s letter

We continue to take each day, week and month as it comes, hanging on to the knowledge that — hopefully sooner rather than later — some normality will return. Meanwhile, our desire to travel, see the world and gain new experiences remains undiminished. And with that in mind, this issue aims to stoke your imagination and fulfil your escapism needs. In our cover story, we meet the locals of San Francisco, a city that’s long been defined by the pioneering personalities and can-do characteristics of its people. Its past looms large — the earthquakes, the Gold Rush, the Summer of Love — entwined with its present, but this is a city that pushes determinedly forward. Like London, Paris and New York, San Francisco is a city of villages and is many things…

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louis latrille, cap ferret, france

An hour west of Bordeaux, the peninsula of Cap Ferret and the nearby Arcachon Bay are renowned for their tradition of oyster farming, with about 315 oyster farms in the area. Lining the picturesque bay are around 80 cabanes (wooden cabins), many of which are restaurants and oyster bars run by the mariculturists themselves. Louis works for his mother Sylvie’s oyster farming business and the two run the Cabane 57 restaurant out of their cabane, directly by the sea. Naturally there’s only one thing on the menu — fresh local oysters — which are accompanied by bread, butter and drinks. Coming to restaurants like this and tucking into the tasty bivalves is a popular pastime for visitors and locals alike, who flock to this popular corner of southwest France. @claratumaphotography…

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landmannalaugar, iceland

Hiking through the stark landscapes of Landmannalaugar is a walk like no other. In this geothermal wilderness in Iceland’s southern highlands, volcanic activity has created an environment that’s pocked with hot springs, lava fields, steaming pools, smoking soil and, most striking of all, multicoloured rhyolite mountains. Reaching the peak of Brennisteinsalda, this scene unfolded before me like an endless painting of colours and patterns, and I had the surreal and overwhelming sense of being on another planet. @rogerborgelid…

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power to the pedal

Ten thousand years of history, 220 miles, four counties, one cycle route — all hail the King Alfred’s Way, southern England’s new off-road cycling trail. Named after the Anglo-Saxon ruler of the ancient kingdom of Wessex, the trail kicks off in England’s former capital, Winchester, before winding its way through four counties. Riders can expect a score of the region’s best-known historic sites on the way, including: Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury Cathedral and Iron Age hill forts at Old Sarum, before finishing up at Winchester Cathedral, where the ninth-century ruler was originally laid to rest. The region’s natural beauty is highlighted just as much its heritage, too, with the route crossing a mix of terrains and ecosystems, such as Salisbury Plain, ancient Surrey heathland and challenging chalk uplands in the South Downs,…

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a world of reimagination

It’s infamously tricky to get into Berghain — or, at least, it used to be. Like many venues across the world, Berlin’s leading techno club — a preserve of the patient and persevering — was forced to close in March due to coronavirus restrictions, but the venue has since reopened as an arts space. A former power station, the almost 40,000sq ft club is currently hosting Studio Berlin, an exhibition of 115 Berlin-based artists, including Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson and Wolfgang Tillmans — but given how exclusive Berghain was in the past, its hallowed halls are likely to be as much of a headline spectacle as the works adorning them. It’s currently emblazoned with a banner created by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija that reads, ‘Morgen ist die frage’ (‘Tomorrow is the question’). Visitors…