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Aleksandr "Sasha" Romanobskiy lives in a Russian ghost town called Pyramiden with just five others employed as cultural guides.

Mango, Mango!

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Capturing Myanmar

It was the perfect narrative: an oppressive regime, a liberation icon in jail, a popular struggle for freedom. How much of it was true?
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Ancient skiing began in China around 600 BC, not as a recreational pastime but as a means of survival.
From aphrodisiacs to mixtures for malaria, traditional remedies in Ghana are loved by the people and championed by entrepreneurs, and make millions for the government. Will regulation break it?
Herbert Neumann and his wife were confused when the German Democratic Republic (GDR) began the construction of a wall in 1961 in East Berlin, a mere five feet from their apartment front door. For the next thirty years, the Neumanns lived in the dark shadow of the wall as their street became known as the “death strip.” Although photography...

Lost then found

Read the rest of the story at Sidetracked.com. Imagine a world where money is seemingly endless, and where life revolves around showcasing multi-million dollar yachts and all things gold and glistening. Where, when the European summer is imminent, you’re nobody unless you’re docked in a port somewhere along the French Riviera with It Girls hanging off your arm. In that...
A week-long expedition in the Haraz Mountains of Western Yemen in search of Arabia’s last big cats.
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Warming up for São João festivities: squash compote made with quicklime

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In the city: A portrait tour of Manchester

I pour for hours over old photos and maps. Pictures of people in the street 20, 50, 100 years ago still seem alive somehow.

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