Yanesen

In the world’s most futuristic city, one area retains strong links to the Japan of bygone eras. Traditional arts and lifestyles are thriving in the shadow of Tokyo’s towering skyline.

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OMAN

Oman once traded frankincense with Rome and spices with Zanzibar. Tristan Rutherford drives through the Arabian Gulf nation to witness dawn storms, desert sunsets and knockout cuisine.

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Medina

The final resting place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Medina is the second holiest city for the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims, and almost every inch of it is sacred.

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Kumano Kodo

The trails of Japan’s revitalised Kumano Kodo once carried pilgrims devoted to nature worship. Today they transport hikers through a mystical land of hot springs, soaring cascades and sacred shrines.

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Blue Mountains

Driving along a Sydney motorway after an international flight from London’s Heathrow, I can’t escape the feeling that something is wrong – really wrong.

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