Hampshire

At the historic port city of Southampton, the River Test joins with other watercourses in a wide and windswept estuary, big enough to make cruise liners and container ships look tiddly. But its upper reaches are in stark contrast.
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Moscow

When I decided to visit Russia in January, in the coldest part of winter, no one was more shocked than my Russian friends. “You do realise Russia is in the northern hemisphere?” one asked, convinced I’d got mixed up. “Change your ticket come in July.”
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Atambua

My whole body is drenched in sweat as I reach the western hillside of  Teluk Gurita on the coast of Timor Island. Fortunately, the hills are well shaded with trees, so I take shelter after the challenging climb. In front of me, the narrow bay with its green water looks seductively tranquil.
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Anambas

Matak Airport, the entrance to the Anambas Archipelago, is just a small airport. It is managed by a mining company and only accommodates a few flights per week.
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Valkenburg

We’re passing the green hills of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Belgium and Germany are nearby. The train stops at the town of Valkenburg, situated in a valley cut out by the small river Geul.
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