Jordan Trail: A trek through history via ancient villages and wild wadis (CNN Travel)

(CNN) -- Picture the Appalachian Trail in the United States, or the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Then draw a route through more than 10,000 years of history, covering Neolithic ruins, Biblical sites, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, and russet landscapes that wouldn't look out of place on Mars. That's the …

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Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago: Sailing through one of Earth’s last paradises (CNN Travel)

Dunia Baru, a luxury charter yacht, at sail in front of MT-60, an newly named island in Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago(CNN)-- There are few places on Earth that rival the untamed wilderness and primal seclusion of Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago. Captain Thomas Bruning knows this all too well. Since leaving his job as an engineer, the Austrian native …

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The Thunder Dragon goes digital (Bangkok Post)

For many, the Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is more likely to conjure up images of a medieval “Game of Thrones” realm than of tech-infused modernity. Set high above the snow lines, the nation is ruled by a Dragon King, remote and steeped in old world traditions of monastic asceticism. The government is still largely …

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Manila’s Tale Of Two Cities: Where Rich And Poor Coexist

When Marc walks out of his Makati neighborhood, a cramped warren of squat slum dwellings in West Rembo, the view he sees could not be more contrasting to where he has just come from. His neighborhood’s crumbling cranny – too narrow to be marked on maps; too populated to be free of cars – empties …

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Colombia: Ground with gusto

Stepping out of the tower next to the Colombian Stock Exchange in northern Bogota, I walked in search of a bank down a clean-swept sidewalk seamlessly covered in mid-morning shade by a few of the columns of earth-tone brick buildings that so define the city’s skyline. I had been increasingly in need of an ATM that …

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