Meet the world’s cutest animals

Can you fall head over heels at first sight if the object of your affections is considered lazy, dirty and only goes to the toilet once a week? The answer – clearly written across the charmed faces of our group at the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica – is a most definite YES. "It's very easy to... Continue Reading →

Meet the Costa Rican miracle couple

It's a wild old day when I meet Australian Sarah Trinler and her Swiss-American husband Scotti in a small surfing town on the south Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The tropical rain is thundering down, and we're trading shouts to make ourselves heard. The town's main, dirt road is turning into a sloshy mud bath. Powerful... Continue Reading →

Crank up the salsa

Our Cuban salsa instructor demands, ''Look at me like you love me!'', his face just centimetres away on a sweat-soaked Havana morning. He sashays effortlessly across the tiled floor, an open window providing minimal relief from the heat as salsa beats pour out of an old CD player. ''Moooove your body. One, two, three!'' Leonardo,... Continue Reading →

Down the tube

What started out as a way to relax after a hard day's work has turned into a tourist trap in Laos, writes Larissa Ham. The man who claims he accidentally started the tourist craze of tubing in the Laos riverside town of Vang Vieng says its popularity is now hurting the town and its culture.... Continue Reading →

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