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Malaysia

Visitors to Kuala Lumpur could be forgiven for thinking that they have landed in a highly developed nation. But hidden from the casual visitors’ view are the urban slums, crammed high-rise lowincome housing, rural villages still in poverty.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

St Kitts and Nevis

The St Kitts Scenic Railway circles the island’s cloud-covered peak, Mount Liamuiga, carrying hordes of tourists, its schedules revolving around the near-daily influx of giant cruise ships. The railway used to transport the island’s lucrative sugar-cane crop but the Government of the twin island state finally abandoned its 350-year-old sugar industry in 2005, after years of subsidizing it due to low world market prices, high production costs and the European Union’s restructuring of…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Dominica

Dominica is a small island both in population and size. Yet the island feels a lot bigger than this, with dozens of mountain peaks, waterfalls and some say a river for every day of the year.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100
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Uzbekistan

In the heart of Central Asia, enclosed by the Pamir mountains to the southeast and desert in the northeast, Uzbekistan was once the seat of vast wealth and influence.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Uruguay

It was the meddling British who used their cartographic skills to delineate the country that would become Uruguay in the early 19th century, as a buffer zone between the two regional giants, Argentina and Brazil. The result was a country stuck in the shado.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100
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Lebanon

Living in Lebanon is like watching a dramatic thriller unfold. At times it’s exciting, at other times heart-wrenching or just petrifying.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Plenty to shout about

...if you’re indigenous…

  • Tue Apr 1 03:08:00 2008
  • Rank: 100
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Brunei

There is a little hole on the wall of every office, restaurant, reception area, hotel lobby, shop – even in the humblest of the living rooms – which serves as a formidable metaphor for the vicissitudes of power, prestige and privilege in Brunei.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

Iran - the facts

Iran - the facts…

  • Thu Mar 1 05:40:00 2007
  • Rank: 100

Thailand

In October 2006, Thailand expanded its list of tourist attractions with one of the world’s most laid-back military coups. Tourists and local residents alike posed for photos alongside the tanks and cheerful soldiers.…

  • Fri Jul 8 09:52:00 2016
  • Rank: 100

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