Wanderlust November - December 2021

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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welcome

Patience has never been my strongest quality. And yet, for what seems like forever, it’s been the virtue I’ve had to practise most when dealing with all things travel. Waiting for government announcements on travel regulations. Persevering with hours-long calls to airlines trying to reschedule triple-cancelled flights. Anxiously willing PCR test results to arrive at the last minute, just before crossing a border. Enduring the lengthy, Byzantine processes – online and in person – of fulfilling various documentation requirements. Travellers in the time of COVID-19 would make Prudentius proud. Since the beginning of time, travel has required high levels of patience and perseverance. Imagine the tenacity needed to cross the Karakum Desert (p106) en route to China in the 12th century or to set sail for the Åland Islands (p126) in the…

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vote in the 20th annual wanderlust travel awards!

This is a special year for the Wanderlust Travel Awards. At a time when many of us haven’t been able to travel, we’re asking you to cast your votes for the most desirable destinations to visit in the (hopefully near) future. Further still, we’d like you to help us recognise the organisations that stand out in terms of their response to the pandemic, and those that continue to spearhead development initiatives in travel. Join us online on www. wanderlusttravelawards.com and cast your vote by midnight, 24 October 2021; if you’re a member you may be one of three lucky readers to be invited to the Awards Ceremony at the Kensington Palace State Apartments in London on 2 November!…

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contributors

GARETH CLARK British Break: Northumberland Guidebook author, editor and former Wanderlust staff writer, Gareth heads home on p180 to rediscover what makes the coast and country of Northumberland unlike anywhere else in England. Which desert would you most like to travel to? “I burn swiftly and hate sand between my toes, so Canada’s tiny Carcross Desert suits me just fine – it’s only 600m wide. I could traverse it in a lunchtime.” SARAH RICHES Arts & Crafts: Guatemala Wanderlust's former digital editor Sarah loves gaining an insight into different cultures by learning about folk crafts. She’s practised Arabic calligraphy in Jordan, learnt the art of ikebana (flower arranging) in Japan and – on p40 – made worry dolls in Guatemala. Which desert would you most like to travel to? “I’d like to return to the dunes in…

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viewfinder

Overlooking French history, La Cité de Carcassonne, France Photographer: Mehdi33300 Regarded as one of the world’s best preserved medieval cities, there’s been a fortification here overlooking the River Aude since Roman times. Successive occupants have since built and rebuilt, with the key construction being done in the Middle Ages, including historic 12th century sites such as the Château Comtal and the Basilica of St Nazaire and Celsus. After exploring the 3km perimeter walls – studded with 52 towers – cross the Pont Vieux to the similarly UNESCO-listed lower town of Bastide St Louis, created in the 13th century by the fortress’ expelled occupants, and turned into a thriving counter-point. Once you’ve worked up an appetite exploring all this heritage, you’ve earned yourself a bistro stop to enjoy the hearty local cassoulet –…

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your letters

Joy in Japan Our Wanderlust Club members absolutely loved the exclusive Virtual Tour of Kyoto in August. Thanks so much for getting in touch with your wonderful feedback – here’s just a fraction of it. “Thank you for the wonderful tour. It’s made me realise how important it would be to go on a guided tour to get plenty of information about the country and culture.” David “Thanks guys, the presentation was great! I would love to see more of these walking tours with Wanderlust.” Annabelle “This is absolutely fascinating. We could listen all day. It shows how much we missed when we visited Kyoto a few years ago. Thank you.” Sally and Tony “Thanks for the tour, it was brilliant. Lyn, thank you for organising this, a brilliant way to see Kyoto until we…

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social talk

“It’s funny that in America, most people on their first trip to Europe want to go to England or France. Both are good – but Austria is so much better. Beautiful scenery, nice people and great beer!” @readbarchetta [About our 7 Best Places to see Rhino article] “Just over 50 years ago I was living in Uganda not far from Murchison Falls NP. I was lucky enough to witness a Northern White rhino suckling its young baby on the track. If that baby had evaded the poachers it might have been one of the last Northern Whites in the world. At that time I had no camera but the image of the now extinct rhino is still etched in my mind.” John Atherton “Love the new @ wanderlustmag, packed with #travel inspo…