Wish You Were Here A journey to captivating places that offer insights into the countries NPR covers.
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Wish You Were Here

A journey to captivating places that offer insights into the countries NPR covers.

Perfume flower grower Pierre Chiarla picks jasmine flowers in his field in Grasse, France. Bénédicte Desrus for NPR hide caption

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In France's Perfume Capital Of The World, There's A World Of Beautiful Fragrance

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Sister Doris Engelhard, a 72-year-old Franciscan nun and master brewer at the Mallersdorf Abbey brewery in northeastern Bavaria. Lena Mucha for NPR hide caption

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A Pilgrimage To Meet Germany's Last Beer-Brewing Nun

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Three Mexican farmers, called chinamperos, navigate a trajinera, a small traditional boat of the area, through water canals on Xochimilco Lake, Mexico, in June. Victoria Razo for NPR hide caption

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Taking In Mexico City's History By Canoe And Bike

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Vova and Kolya, two Moscow boys on summer vacation, play at their family's country home. In the Russian imagination, the dacha occupies a near-mythical place, and Russians of all generations fondly recall childhood summers at the family dacha. Anastasia Shpilko for NPR hide caption

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The Dacha Is Russia's Summer Cure For Urban Life

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Few tourists venture as far as Trieste, a city tucked in Italy's northeast corner on the Adriatic Sea. Arianna Pagani for NPR hide caption

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A Once-Forgotten Port Of Italy Is Alive With A Diverse Cultural And Literary Legacy

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Archaeologist Ferudun Ozgumus stands in what is believed to be a Byzantine-era substructure in Istanbul. Nicole Tung/NPR hide caption

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Beneath Istanbul, Archaeologists Explore An Ancient City's Byzantine Basements

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While rafting down the Guejar River, tourists stop to hike along a stream to a waterfall near the town of Mesetas, which used to be under FARC rebel control in southern Colombia. Carlos Saavedra for NPR hide caption

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Tourists In Colombia Can Now Take Jungle Hikes With Ex-FARC Guerrilla Guides

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Developers knocked down the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale, London, in 2015 with plans to put up luxury apartments in its place. Community activists filed suit and the developer was forced to rebuild the pub brick for brick. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Pair Your Pints With A Trip Through History On This British Pub Crawl Across London

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