Man on donkey, Gjirokaster, Albania.

Open-door diplomacy

The Cold War paranoia is long gone and Albanians are confident their coastlines, forests and culture of hospitality will bring in the crowds, writes Glenn A. Baker.

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Carnival Sao Paulo

Top 10 countries to visit in 2011

Lonely Planet has drawn on the knowledge, passion and kilometres travelled by its staff, authors and online community to present the Top 10 Countries to visit in 2011.

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