Wanderlust November 2019

In this issue… September/October 2021 Enjoy articles on… The hidden jewels of the Caribbean. Our guide to the wide array of heritage sites and cities that await beyond the beaches. We go beyond Uganda’s gorillas to find hidden valleys, isolated rural communities and wildlife good-news-stories. 15 epic walking trails. These diverse treks will show you rare wildlife, unique cultures and immense scenery worthy of your perspiration. Uncovering Thailand’s ancient secrets by rail. We go on a magical history tour of the ancient capitals of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Meet the New Big Five of wildlife photography and find out how travel can help these endangered animals. PLUS… Dispatches: Armenia British Break: Shropshire Hidden USA: Tennessee Music Trail Indigenous culture: San Blas Islands, Panama WanderSleeps: Tokyo Off-the-grid: Vigan, The Philippines Dream Sleep: Cristalino Lodge, the Amazon Double Bill: Segovia & Salamanca First 24 Hours in… Charleston, USA World food: Cambodia

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On a recent trip in Sweden one of my fellow travellers was singing the praises of our inspirational, knowledgeable guide. “I usually travel independently,” she said, “But am now realising how much better the experience is with a great guide. This is amazing!” So true… and I suggested she nominate our guide in next year’s Wanderlust World Guide Awards. The only global award for the heroes of the travel world, we honour this year’s best of the best on page 86. Of course, these pages are a great source of knowledge too. Way back in my pre-Wanderlust days I was an official Bounty bar taster at Mars, so I was delighted to find out where the iconic TV ads for the sweet delight were filmed (P31). Ben Lerwill’s journey through Kyushu…

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Jonathan Kemeys Dispatches Zoological Society of London (ZSL) writer Jonathan arrived in ventured into Nepal’s lowland jungles to find out about gharials and the race to save them (p32). Top snow & ice tip: “After a three-day trek, I stood atop Poon Hill at dawn. The snowy peaks of Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri glowed amber in the morning sun – I’ve never felt quite so small!” Eliot McFarlane How To Looking for your next AirBnB? Keen writer, avid filmmaker and Wanderlust intern Eliot has got you covered. He’s compiled a handy guide on p149, listing all the dos and don’ts for swapping homes while abroad. Top snow & ice tip: “The Dolomites are stunning in the snow. In winter, the mountains’ wrinkled faces are lit up by low light bouncing off the white hills below – a photographer’s dream.” Sally…

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the wanderlust philosophy

Wanderlust aims to inform and inspire all your travel adventures. We strive to bring you the most trusted and reliable information in the world. That’s why we are always upfront about whether our writers have travelled independently or with a tour company. When a tour operator has been used, we always try to use those who’ve scored a minimum satisfaction rating of 85% from readers in our annual awards and we never guarantee positive coverage. Responsible, conscious and sustainable travel is at the heart of everything we do. Website Discover more great content at www.wanderlust.co.uk Twitter Catch up on the latest travel gossip @wanderlustmag Instagram See behind the scenes @wanderlustmag Facebook Join the chat at www.facebook.com/ wanderlusttravel magazine Newsletter Sign up to our newsletter for offers, inspiration and all the latest travel news at www.wanderlust.co.uk Subscribe Take advantage of our latest online…

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“…until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”Chinua Achebe, author King of the jungle Botswana, Africa Photographer: Andrew Aveley Lions have long reigned over the grassy plains of Botswana – but for how much longer? Photographer Andrew Aveley snapped this lone cat in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as his tawny mane caught the rising sun. The latest in a charity series dedicated to conserving endangered wildlife, Remembering Lions reinforces a simple warning: if we don’t act now, we’ll be compelled to remember lions on page, and not in the wilds they should lord over. © Andrew Aveley/ Remembering Lions (£45; Remembering Wildlife) is available from 14 October; www rememberingwildlife.com. Wildlife wonderland (clockwise from left) South Africa, Canada, Antarctica, Switzerland & South Georgia The call of the wild can be hard…

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your letters

Star letter A drop in the ocean Gareth’s mention of the Azure Window in Gozo [issue 198,July/August 2019] brought back nostalgic memories. I cannot believe it is gone. Without the tiny figures to compare it against – almost doll like along the roof – the grand scale of the stone arch Azure Window would be difficult to gauge from this photo. However, it is sad to think that millions of similar footfalls would have contributed to its demise. It looks so strong, so indomitable and yet this picture is less than 10 years old. Perhaps we need to take a pause here and reflect on the tiny things we do – each bit adding like drops in an ocean, until it is too late. Nandini Chakraborty, via email Arch enemies? I was very surprised to…

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social talk

Remembering a visit to Minintale: “There are some places in the world I’d return in a heartbeat and Sri Lanka is one of them.” @delboy2828 Recalling Ireland: “I loved Trim. One of our favourites and we did it on a total whim.” @travelurbucket Sharing a hidden London gem: I love Postman’s Park, which has a memorial to people who died trying to save others. It is only small, but it’s fascinating to read the plaques.” Tabitha Green Remembering Marsaxlokk in Malta: “It’s a little gem of a place, especially this little fishing port” Adventures of a Bear…