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Amsterdam mulls new tourism measures to protect locals as COVID-19 keeps away boisterous travellers
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Amsterdam mulls new tourism measures to protect locals as COVID-19 keeps away boisterous travellers

Amsterdam has been trying to navigate a conundrum for years: how to embrace its status as a vibrant, international hub without making the city unlivable for its residents — and without letting go of its famous, free-spirited roots.

The Zai Whitaker column | Dispatches from the ecotourism classroom that is the Kruger National Park
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The Zai Whitaker column | Dispatches from the ecotourism classroom that is the Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is about the size of Israel and home to some of the most iconic birds and animals in the world.

Japan's cherry blossom viewing parties: The history of chasing the fleeting beauty of sakura
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Japan's cherry blossom viewing parties: The history of chasing the fleeting beauty of sakura

Each spring, cherry blossoms grace Japan with colour for a brief and beautiful moment. Such is the fleeting nature of this eagerly anticipated yearly phenomenon that most Japanese news channels cover the flowering.

As trekkers return to Uttarakhand post-lockdown, COVID-19 caution makes for a quiet season in the mountains
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As trekkers return to Uttarakhand post-lockdown, COVID-19 caution makes for a quiet season in the mountains

Trekking companies have reduced group sizes to a maximum of six to eight; most have also limited points of contact with other people on the route. Though Uttarakhand has now relaxed the rule on getting a COVID-19 negative report within the last 72 hours, adventure companies are still continuing with the condition.

On being a traveller versus a tourist: Intrinsic motives rather than ends distinguish one from the other
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On being a traveller versus a tourist: Intrinsic motives rather than ends distinguish one from the other

The ubiquity of ever-expanding tourism has robbed much of the world of such joys, driving the traveller ever further from the marauding selfie hordes, but there is still the occasional moment of felicity in a moment of discovery in some distant land

A summer within, a summer without: Thoughts on watching a beach in Italy's Boccadasse
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A summer within, a summer without: Thoughts on watching a beach in Italy's Boccadasse

In a 'cruel summer', watching days and nights unfold on Boccadasse's beach

In Germany, lockdown to contain coronavirus outbreak has meant a summer without...summer itself
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In Germany, lockdown to contain coronavirus outbreak has meant a summer without...summer itself

Starting with the opening of biergartens in spring and bookended with the drunken bedlam of Oktoberfest, German summers are a call for the outdoors for a population battered and bruised by long-drawn winters with gray skies and short days.

New York City is not just epicentre of coronavirus pandemic, but of fashion history and women’s rights
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New York City is not just epicentre of coronavirus pandemic, but of fashion history and women’s rights

Oh New York, New York. A city so incredible you say its name twice like a prayer.

From Bonn to Vienna: In Search of Ludwig van Beethoven on his 250th birthday
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From Bonn to Vienna: In Search of Ludwig van Beethoven on his 250th birthday

As the world gears up for the 250th birth anniversary of Beethoven, a pilgrimage from Bonn to Vienna in search of the man offers new insight into the composer's life and art.

Zanzibar in the rains: On a waterlogged trip, discovering a different side to the island getaway
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Zanzibar in the rains: On a waterlogged trip, discovering a different side to the island getaway

You have to be careful, when writing about a place like Zanzibar, to not reduce it to a series of prosaic meditations on brilliantly sunny skies, blindingly white beaches and beguilingly azure waters. But a soggy week on the Tanzanian archipelago led to a mysterious curio shop, a taste of Zanzibar pizza, conversations with locals and a bit of spice lore | via @nytimes

A Jimi Hendrix experience in London: On the musician's trail in city he thought of as 'home'
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A Jimi Hendrix experience in London: On the musician's trail in city he thought of as 'home'

Thanks to surviving landmarks and an impressive museum exhibit that recreates one of his old flats, London offers a lot to Jimi Hendrix fans, 50 years since the performer last called it home. | via @nytimes

Rajat Parr, the Calcutta born sommelier turned winemaker, talks about his journey: 'Was just trying to be more in touch with nature'
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Rajat Parr, the Calcutta born sommelier turned winemaker, talks about his journey: 'Was just trying to be more in touch with nature'

Rajat Parr, Calcutta-born winemaker, was recently back in the country to introduce selections from the three vineyards in which he is co-founder — California-based Sandhi and Domaine de la Côte and Evening Land (which is located in Oregon).

In Mexico, a riotous celebration of food, drink, sport, culture — and death
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In Mexico, a riotous celebration of food, drink, sport, culture — and death

The idea of Mexico comes with certain stock images — tacos and guacamole; a wild night out fuelled by tequila; the ancient Aztec pyramids — accumulated over the years from media and pop culture

Finding Vilnius on a journey through Lithuania — a hidden jewel by the Baltic Sea
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Finding Vilnius on a journey through Lithuania — a hidden jewel by the Baltic Sea

With its mix of culture, history, nature and delicious cuisine, a trip to Vilnius in Lithuania should be just what the holiday doctor ordered.

San Francisco's Mission Street murals speak of the city's multicultural history, ethos
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San Francisco's Mission Street murals speak of the city's multicultural history, ethos

The Mission District is a Latino hub in San Francisco that also has the densest collection of street murals in all of California. If you are a street art enthusiast, this should be your first stop when you go exploring the city.

Inside Jabarkhet: One of India's rare privately-owned nature reserves has much to teach about eco conservation
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Inside Jabarkhet: One of India's rare privately-owned nature reserves has much to teach about eco conservation

At a time when migration and ghost villages are real problems in the Garhwal Himalayas, an initiative like the Jabarkhet Nature Reserve can play a vital role in reverse migration.

Rediscovering Rajasthan: Getting to know the Bishnois, the  original environmental warriors of India
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Rediscovering Rajasthan: Getting to know the Bishnois, the original environmental warriors of India

One of the earliest known communities who believe in the sanctity of all life, the Bishnois have fiercely protected nature and animals around them, for over 500 years, allowing them to survive in the harsh Thar desert.

Rediscovering Rajasthan: From Chittor's haveli to Padampura's farmhouse, a 'rustic' exploration
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Rediscovering Rajasthan: From Chittor's haveli to Padampura's farmhouse, a 'rustic' exploration

Ambika and Hoshner are doing an in-depth journey through Rajasthan, and will be sharing their travel journals on Firstpost.

Rediscovering Rajasthan: Exploring the architecture, ghats and sunsets of the city of lakes, Udaipur
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Rediscovering Rajasthan: Exploring the architecture, ghats and sunsets of the city of lakes, Udaipur

Ambika Vishwanath and Hoshner Reporter of The reDiscovery Project write about exploring the palaces, lakes, streets and sunsets of Udaipur in Rajasthan