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Yoga in Sri Lanka: from here to serenity

The forests of central Sri Lanka are home to one of the world’s best yoga retreats, where the scenery and ancient sites on the doorstep are as blissful as the classes

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Stay on the Ecuador farm that produces the world’s most expensive chocolate

A bar of To’ak chocolate sells for a tooth-splintering $345 – but a stay in a treehouse in the Ecuador rainforest where it originates costs just $15 a night

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Fall’s gold: the best places to photograph autumn in the UK – in pictures

A symphony of autumn colours arrive as the nights draw in. Photographers working on a series of UK photo-location guidebooks for Fotovue have picked their favourite places to capture the most colourful season

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On the waterfront: Lisbon’s riverside regeneration

Boyd Tonkin finds great buildings, a bold new art gallery and custard pies to die for in Portugal’s capital

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In the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, on the trail of its old-time musical heritage

A road trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Crooked Road – Virginia’s heritage music trail – reveals how the majestic landscape inspired the stars of old-time, bluegrass and country

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Top 10 Paris restaurants for €10 a head

With the traditional Parisian brasserie in decline, a new website is pointing diners to alternative cheap eats. The founders of Les Petites Tables show us where to dine well on a shoestring

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The Cistercian Way in Wales

A gargantuan loop, joining the great Welsh Cistercian abbeys using pilgrim roads and ancient tracks. Thankfully it can be broken into more manageable chunks, such as the 15-mile Wye Valley section between the abbeys of Grace Dieu and Tintern.