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In a small village in China, a group of “spider-men” and women free-climb massive cave walls for medicinal herbs. Just don’t look down.

Covering a whopping 24,000 kilometres, it’s certainly not for the faint of heart (or foot). 

An Island of One’s Own

Tuesday December 13, 2016

Meet Alf Stackhouse, the 91-year-old “king” of Tasmania’s Badger Island. 

There's a slightly odd Chinese theme park in the Egyptian desert. Photographer Klaus Thymann went to check it out.

All you need to do to win this race is strap a motor to your back, catch some wind in your “wing” and hope to the Gods you don’t crash.

Could this be the most picturesque hiking trail in Australia? Amateur walker and Left Foot Right Foot writer Emina Adriaans went on location to find out.

The Chicken Church Of Indonesia

Monday November 07, 2016

And God said, “Let there be a chicken-shaped church”. And there was a chicken-shaped church. 

Harvesting Honey, 80 Metres in the Air

Wednesday October 26, 2016

Every year in West Timor, the traditional custodians of Mount Mutis harvest honey using an ancient, vertigo-inducing ritual that benefits everybody – including the bees.

The Great Continental Slash

Saturday October 22, 2016

The border between Canada and the U.S. isn’t only the longest in the world – it is also entirely tree-free. Here are the gardeners tasked with maintaining the tidiest lawn on the planet.

Sydney’s Secret Train Tunnels

Friday October 21, 2016

Every day, thousands of unwitting commuters in Sydney pass by two extra platforms, a network of tunnels and a WWII bomb shelter, all hidden behind one little door.

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