Amérique centrale et du Sud : 22 reports

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Ten dream destinations for a Christmas in the sun

Prefer palm trees to pine trees? White sand to snow? Here are ten sunny destination suggestions to spend your end of year celebrations in a heavenly setting.
Bora Bora Bora Bora
Bora Bora
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10 most beautiful bays in the world

In geographic terms they are a coastal indentation and, in tourist terms, a promise of blue sea, sunshine and idyllic landscapes. Here is a selection from across the different seas of the globe.
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Golfe du Morbihan
Vannes
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The 10 best streetfood destinations in the world

Eating on the street does not always mean eating on the go. Some countries have made street food a genuine culinary art as evidenced by destinations such as Bangkok and Singapore, where some stalls have even received a star in the MICHELIN guide. Here is a quick overview of the thousand and one street flavours across the globe.
Borough Market Borough Market
Borough Market
London
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10 most beautiful islands in the world

Deserted, inhabited, tropical, wild, arid, green or icebound, islands have always ben our fantasy destinations. A chance to be cut off from the world and recharge our batteries in a setting where the sky always meets the sea.
Bora Bora Bora Bora
Bora Bora
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The 10 scariest places in the world

Buildings made from human bones, macabre, haunted and abandoned places… welcome to our selection of the world’s scariest places, each with a spooky atmosphere that could easily serve as the backdrop for the most terrifying horror films.
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Kutná Hora Ossuary
Kutná Hora
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Kuelap, the Machu Picchu of the north

High-perched at almost 3,000m/10,00ft, this fortress was erected in the 10th century by a Pre-Incan civilization, the Chachapoyas. This jewel of northern Peru, located in the Amazonas region, can now be reached by cable car.
Fortress of Kuélap Fortress of Kuélap
Fortress of Kuélap
Tingo
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Recently excavated Pre-Incan treasures

Finely chiselled gold jewellery and puma-shaped, stirrup-spout earthenware bottles – the recent discoveries of the Moche culture unearthed at the Trujillo archaeological site and in the tomb at Lambayaque bear witness to the expert craft skills of the early Andean cities along the northern coast of Peru.
Archaeological Museum of Trujillo
Archaeological Museum of Trujillo
Trujillo
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The mysteries of Tikal unveiled

The greatest Maya city of Guatemala fascinates tourists as much as it does archaeologists. The former explore the jungle-tangled temples and acropolises jaw struck, while the latter tirelessly pursue their research into the lifestyle and reasons for the fall of the capital of this once powerful kingdom.
Tikal Tikal
Tikal
El Remate
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Antigua Guatemala, the comeback of Jade

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic town is also renowned for its unique craft jewellery industry. After many centuries of oblivion, the Mayas’ precious stone has once again become the pride and joy of Guatemala.
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Pastores : home to Far West-style handicrafts

A small town near Antigua Guatemala boasts a craft industry devoted to handmade leather cowboy boots. A skill set greatly appreciated by a foreign clientele. 

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