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Only five or so miles from this sleepy seaside village is the oldest nature reserve in the country.
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What isn't rainforest is usually a tea plantation. Or a wide green valley. Or a lovely beach.
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Wide salt pans, surreal rock outcrops, sweeping sand dunes, and bone-dry lakes make this place seem like…
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While they may be a subrange to a great European mountain chain…
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More than 20 distinct species of whales and dolphins buzz this archipelago on their annual migrations.
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Could you handle two months of continuous daylight? It happens here every year.
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You’re looking at a national park that covers nearly 6 million acres of unspoiled ground.
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