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Okavango Named World Heritage Site

Okavango Named World Heritage SiteUNESCO World Heritage Sites: how many have you visited? Selected for their unique cultural or natural heritage, these historic places make some of the best destinations. UNESCO’s guide to their World Heritage Sites, which organizes the sites by order of inscription (Galapagos was the first), is forthcoming in its fifth edition at the end of
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Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland

Kleine Scheidegg, SwitzerlandKindly contributed by Diccon Bewes, astute observer of Swiss culture and author of Swiss Watching and the recently released Slow Train to Switzerland. With a 1863 Alpine Club member’s journal in hand, Bewes follows the route of early tourists in Switzerland, observing firsthand the changes tourism and time have wrought on the pristine country.   Four
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BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Trigger

The TriggerWatching out for bears and carefully avoiding the landmines marked on his decayed military maps, British journalist Tim Butcher journeys through the life of an assassin, Gavrilo Princip.  On June 28, 1914 the idealistic teenager “Gavro” pulled a gun on Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the imperial throne of Austria-Hungary.  With one shot, Europe’s tangled mess
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