Places

THE PROTO-INTERNET

Cartophilia: the early telegraph routes were strikingly similar to today’s internet pathways. Charlie McCann traces their course read more »
  • M. SANJAYAN'S SEVEN WONDERS

    The broadcaster and senior scientist for Conservation International talks to Samantha Weinberg about saving nature and living better, on a round-the-world journey from Sri Lanka to Montana
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  • WHEN IN...BALI

    Eat suckling pig, pray in a temple and practise yoga. Elizabeth Brown gives her tips for the Island of Gods read more »
  • IT’S A WRAP

    Where the Wild Things Are: the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles are home to some of the world’s largest bats. Tim Ecott eavesdrops on their shrieks and chatter read more »
  • IN WELSH PATAGONIA

    After years of idle dreams, Jasper Rees visits the valleys in Argentina that have been an outpost of Wales for 150 years read more »
  • ANCIENT MARINER

    Where the Wild Things Are: its wingspan is two men, its range the Southern Ocean. And it is dying in vast numbers—but there is hope too. Simon Barnes watches the wandering albatross read more »
  • DID CHINA DISCOVER AMERICA?

    Cartophilia: this map claims that a Chinese Muslim beat Columbus to it. But is it real? Rosie Blau investigates read more »