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Nasir Al Molk, Shiraz, Iran

Painting the town red

From Senegal to Shiraz: we take a tour of the world’s most colourful places.

A musical tour of Africa

Philip Briggs shares some of his favourite tracks from across the continent

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The Alphabet of Animals: V–Z

Mike Unwin shares some of his lockdown wildlife poems

Which National Trust properties are opening?

As the National Trust starts to open some of its parks and gardens, we take a look at some of our favourites.

Trails, forests and nature reserves: exploring Cheshire’s outdoor attractions

We take a tour of some of the county’s lesser-known outdoor wonders.

From Stoney Middleton to Eyam: a walk through The Great Plague

The story begins with a delivery of cloth from London to George Viccars, an Eyam tailor.

A potted history of Bradt, Part Three

Hilary looks back at the 1980s – a decade of map deals, learned lessons and long nights creating guidebooks by hand.

Skafi Dodecanese Greece

The joys (sometimes) of isolation: the deserted places of the Dodecanese

Jennifer Barclay reflects upon life in this remote Greek archipelago.

The best smaller hillwalks in Britain

Lace up your hiking boots and explore one of Britain’s best small hills. 

The best places to see lemurs in Madagascar

Lemurs are the poster child of Madagascar, so we’ve come up with a list of the best places to see these much-loved creatures.  

Red-eyed tree frog Mike Unwin

The Alphabet of Animals: P–T

A colourful selection in this week’s round-up of wildlife poems.

Worldly Appetites: Creole cuisine in the Seychelles

Explore the culinary treats of the Seychelles with two flavourful recipes.