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Chad A beauty pageant where men battle it out for the attention of women? We join the Wolaabe for the all-smiling, all-dancing Gerewol Festival…


Wanderlust Journeys Our latest selection of exclusive trips, including Malaysia and Georgia


Features & pocket guides 46 Chilean Patagonia How efforts to protect Patagonia’s pumas are making trips to its famed Torres del Paine NP even wilder 60 Reader Travel Awards The results for this year’s Reader Travel Awards are in! Check out the top destinations, gear brands, travel shows and more – as voted by you 82 Namibia From wildlife safaris to walking the red dunes – plot your perfect trip with our invaluable planner 128 The Silk Road Follow in the trail of explorers past as we pick the 20 best experiences along Asia’s ancient trading network 165 First 24 hours: Vancouver, Canada Mountains, sea, forests – go wild without ever leaving the city limits 167 Travel icon: Luang Prabang, Laos Wonders go far beyond the golden temples in this laid-back Lao city 171 British breaks: The Scottish Highlands Why nothing beats the history, lochs and Munros of the UK’s far north

Points of view 10 View inder Top shots, including our Travel Photo of the Year Visitors’ Vote winner 16 Your letters & photos From the Highlands to Djibouti – we look at where you’ve been this issue 178 The real wonders of the world The travel icons you’ve never seen; this month, the Danakil Depression

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8 April 2019

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