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The disappointment islands earned their moniker after lord byron's grandfather attempted to anchor his ship, the hms dolphin, and come ashore, only to be driven away by the natives. today, napuka and tepoto remain two of the most isolated islands in french polynesia, their remote location and unfortunate name sheltering them from the rest of the world.
writer @wheresandrew made the arduous journey to napuka and tepoto, and his experience was anything but disappointing. click the link in our bio to read his story.

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#fridayfeature! thanks @laundry.hypnotism for sharing this beautiful view from dolcedorme, one of the tallest peaks in southern italy, using #bbctravel!

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#southafrica's cape floral kingdom is the smallest of the world's floral kingdoms, but it's the most diverse. it has three times as many types of plants as the amazon rainforest, with 70% of the species growing nowhere else on earth.
perhaps the most important type of plant here is fynbos, which plays a crucial role in water conservation in the western cape. the plant variety, which is made up of around 9,000 different species (including rooibos, commonly used for tea), has evolved to rely on regular brush fires to survive.

click the link in our bio to learn more about fynbos and the cape floral kingdom. #bbctravel πŸ“·: thomas lewton

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#fridayfeature! looks like spring is in the air in #paris! thanks @yesmyfriend for sharing your photo with us using #bbctravel!

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#fridayfeature! did you know that there are more than 10,000 waterfalls in #iceland? @tatedrucker captured this one in all its glory. use the hashtag #bbctravel to be featured!

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#fridayfeature! thanks @mr.hunzai for sharing this beautiful shot of #pakistan's karakoram highway using #bbctravel!

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Bread is a staple of the "zakuski" (snack) spread at any russian party where v***a toasts are taking place. "vodka should be cold, glass should be tiny and there must be something salty, or rye bread, to follow,” says helena bayliss. however, the bread isn't always eaten: sometimes, it's sniffed instead. to find out why, click the link in our bio! #bbctravel πŸ“·: @jonnydonovanphotography

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#fridayfeature! designed by architect santiago calatrava, the oculus in #newyorkcity houses a train station and a shopping centre. awesome shot, @ahhhlexxandra! thanks for sharing using #bbctravel!

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Every winter, millions of families in #china sit down together to savour tangyuan, a sweet dumpling filled with ground black-sesame paste. the bite-sized sweets are usually eaten during the lantern festival on the final day of the chinese new year. it's widely believed that eating the tangyuan during the first full moon of the year alongside loved ones will bring happiness and good fortune.

click the link in our bio to read more about tangyuan. #soulfoodbbc #bbctravel πŸ“·: runze yu

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#fridayfeature! how incredible is this view of #london's tower bridge? thanks @tmnikonian for sharing it with us using #bbctravel!

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#fridayfeature! we love this capture of #madagascar's avenue of the baobabs! thanks @lars_the_lensman for sharing using #bbctravel!

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#fridayfeature! thanks @holapelin for sharing this beautiful image of porto, #portugal's dom luis i bridge using #bbctravel!

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