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Seychelles

With its tumbling mountains, postcard-perfect beaches, and vibrant Creole culture, the Seychelles’ capital – Victoria – is a microcosm of all the archipelago has to offer.

Independence Avenue, Windhoek

Namibia’s capital is a colourful, modern African city melded with austere German architecture dating back to the colonial era. “A lovely sunny climate all year round makes it ideal to explore by foot,” says Sue Wassung, a volunteer with IWAN (International Women’s Association of Namibia).

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Sleep out in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum is arguably at its most spectacular after night has fallen, and what better way to indulge in this majestic desert landscape than to sleep under the stars.

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Eden Bleu Hotel, Seychelles

Located on Eden Island, off the coast of Mahé, Eden Bleu Hotel is a luxury base from which to explore the Seychelles.

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Kings of the jungle – gorilla trekking in the Virunga Mountains

Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of a silverback mountain gorilla in the wild. The first thing that strikes you is their sheer size and bulk – they are truly massive in a brooding and almost malevolent way.

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Inland Croatia – Zagreb and beyond

With Qatar Airways increasing its flights to Zagreb, regular Croatia visitor and former Zagreb resident Rudolf Abraham takes us on a journey through the cultural and scenic highlights of inland Croatia.

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New Zealand: It’s out there!

On February 5, Qatar Airways begins flying the longest non-stop route ever, a whopping 14,539km, 16-hour transit from Doha to Auckland. You think that’s extreme? Just wait until you see what New Zealand has in store for you. Writer Max Anderson buckles up for some far-flung fun.

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24 Hours in Krabi

Surrounded by towering outcrops of karst limestone, Krabi is a major jumping-off point to some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, such as Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta. Most visitors breeze straight through town, but it’s worth pausing here to soak up the spectacular setting and experience authentic Thai culture.

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Windhoek

Surrounded by desert scrub and craggy mountains, Windhoek has a frontier feel. Lucy Corne explores Namibia’s capital on foot.

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Market Street, Seychelles

Market Street has been the lifeblood of trade for the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles since a fresh produce market was opened in the tiny capital of Victoria, on Mahé Island, in 1840.

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Northern lights

You don’t have to go quite as far as the frozen Arctic to experience the aurora borealis unfolding its eerie, dancing green lights in the night sky. You can see one of nature’s greatest spectacles on a holiday in Scotland – and take in Europe’s best stargazing there too.

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