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  • AZERBAIJAN: WikiLeaks depicts lifestyles of Baku's rich and powerful

     
    Documents released by WikiLeaks about the Azerbaijani political and business elite read less like diplomatic cables and more like the latest episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Two cables, which originated from the U.S. Embassy in Baku in...
  • In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas

    In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas
    Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...
  • Nosing into the emerging national parks of China's Yunnan province

    Nosing into the emerging national parks of China's Yunnan province
    One spring morning last year, I stuffed my rucksack with things I bring on camping trips in the U.S.: fleece, books 'n' socks, toothbrush, bug spray, sunshades. Then I shouldered my mandolin case, unlatched my apartment gate and stepped into the sunshine....
  • Undiscovered Country

    Undiscovered Country
    The terrain stretching between Canada’s West Coast and the Canadian Rockies is some of the most beautiful on earth. From dry desert-like plains and pristine glacial-fed lakes to craggy mountain cliffs and snow-capped peaks, the scenery is constantly...
  • Florence, Italy, undergoes a new Renaissance

    Florence, Italy, undergoes a new Renaissance
    "Florence has changed," my friend Alessandra told me on the phone. "There's a new spirit here." "I don't believe it," I said. "I know Florentines; they're conservative people who hate change." "Come and see for yourself. I'm going on a trip. You can...
  • Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha

    Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha
    As I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
  • Croatia: Seeking shelter in a sobe

    Croatia: Seeking shelter in a <i>sobe</i>
    He was the least aggressive among the dozens of locals waving sobe signs in our faces. My fiancé, Jay, and I had just stepped off the ferry onto the Croatian island of Korcula, where the placard-carriers were standing on the dock, competing with one...
  • Apps to use in Europe

    Apps to use in Europe
    Today an app may be mightier than a map and far less cumbersome. Here are some apps to tap for Europe that are good for more than one country. Apps that work on iPhone also work on iPad and iPod Touch just as Android apps operate on phones and tablet...
  • Da Nang, Vietnam's Surf City

    Da Nang, Vietnam's Surf City
      Three years ago, Quentin Derrick was eating clams at a beach-side restaurant in Da Nang. As he gazed east at the South China Sea, he couldn't believe what was rolling in. Derrick has lived in Vietnam for eight years and surfed a good part of the...
  • Around the world in 23 days

    Around the world in 23 days
    Phileas Fogg went around the world in 80 days. I did it in 23. And I bet I visited more amazing sites than he — India's Taj Mahal, Easter Island, Tibet, Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the African plains, to name a few — all without having to endure...
  • A French region's first-class glass

    A French region's first-class glass
    On a recent trip to the Alsace-Lorraine area in northeast France, I was hoping to stop at the new Musée Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder, 28 miles outside Strasbourg and half a mile from the main Lalique factory. The museum, created from a former glassworks...