Ben Groundwater

Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and host of Traveller's podcast Flight of Fancy, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.

Procida: A charming island town in Italy.

Eight countries you will never forget

If you're looking for a truly memorable trip away, to a destination that will change your world view and stick in your mind for the rest of your days, then these are the places to go.

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The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue in Mongolia stands 40 metres tall.

The 10 most extraordinary statues in the world

You would think that Christ the Redeemer, the famous statue that towers over Rio de Janeiro, is big. You would also think the Statue of Liberty is big. But you haven't seen anything yet.

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