People without money understand bread and even people who are rich sometimes can’t get it – a place like Berlin, for example – because quality bread is so rare.

Malin Elmlid has bartered her way around the world with bread »

Photo: Mirjam Wåhlen

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano began erupting in spectacular form this week. But terrifying as it may first appear, that hasn’t stopped one UK tour operator offering visitors the chance to fly over the action.

Photo: RTH Sigurdsson/Discover the World

“People say things like ‘Hasn’t this summer been beautiful?’ And you think to yourself that it looked nice through the slit of your cubicle wall.” Why can’t adults just enjoy summer? 
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People say things like ‘Hasn’t this summer been beautiful?’ And you think to yourself that it looked nice through the slit of your cubicle wall.” Why can’t adults just enjoy summer? 

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Tourists running naked through the streets of Barcelona have sparked protests from local residents fed up with “tourists who do whatever they want”. 

Tourists often outnumber the city’s 1.6 million residents, with 7.4 million visiting in 2012. Read more

Photo: Vicens Forner

What Airbnb guests bring to your fridge

With a stream of international visitors come intriguing, peculiar, and sometimes astonishing foods. Henrietta Clancy shares what guests have left in her fridge 

Photo: Adam Mitchinson

“On our flight out to Thailand for our honeymoon, [my husband] got stopped at Heathrow security as he was deemed to be causing offence to other passengers. His crime? Wearing at T-shirt with a picture of a Lego Han Solo and the words “Don’t get Cocky!””
“I accelerated until I was directly in front of the car, then slammed on my brakes. The car smashed into the back of my van and we started to slow down. His was the more powerful engine, and even though I had the handbrake on and my foot on the footbrake, my van was still being pushed down the motorway.”

Bird’s eye view: Six beautiful destinations filmed using drones

s it a bird…? Is it a plane…? As unmanned drones become increasingly popular with filmmakers we take a look at six of the best films showing the world’s most beautiful destinations from above. See more »

Above: sunset on the Cornish coast. 

Commuters try to get on a train on the District Line of the London Underground during the 48-hour tube strike at London’s Earl’s Court tube station. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Follow live updates from the first of two 48-hour strikes »

Top 10 historic sights in San Francisco

San Francisco has iconic landmarks aplenty: the Golden Gate bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz … and fog. But dig deeper and you’ll find a richer history beyond the famous tourist sights. See more

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