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Travel

Caught in time

Tack away from the coast and Baja California is like the Mexico of old. Sara Wheeler crosses the border to hang out with gauchos

And yet so far

The Aeolian island of Filicudi is just off the coast of Sicily, but feels like it belongs to a quieter time. Kate Harding was inspired

Cape Town

Sun-seekers, who head south in their droves over Christmas and New Year, love Cape Town for its flat-top mountain and bounteous vineyards. But there’s plenty more to see off-piste, says Tim Butcher, an author and long-time Cape Town resident

Off the edge of the world

Daniel Defoe’s novel about a ship-wrecked sailor has fascinated readers for centuries. Simon Willis got a taste of Robinson Crusoe’s life when he visited its island inspiration

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