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From competitive pelvic thrusting to bizarre bird control, we take a look at this week's weirdest travel news in our quiz.

Lesser-known London. Modern Britain. Immigration. October’s new releases tackle a diverse mixture of subjects, says Stanfords' bookworm, Dan Lewis.

Our photographer, Gavin Haines, chronicles the extraordinary life of Baltazar Ushca, who climbs Ecuador’s highest mountain every week to collect ice from its glacier. Fridge-freezers have all but killed his trade, but he makes the perilous journey regardless.

Gavin Haines scales Ecuador’s highest peak with Baltazar Ushca, a local celebrity defiantly plying his trade in a defunct industry.

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Just two and a half hours from London, Bridgend County offers great surfing, award-winning beaches, dramatic landscapes and peak-to-beach cycling.

A destination steeped in history, rich in culture and filled with some amazing sights and attractions, Athens is a hugely popular holiday destination. This is a bustling city soaked in glorious sunshine, with breathtaking sights, exciting adventures, and thousands of years of heritage.

For most people, the very thought of a trip to the Caribbean tends to conjure up images of turquoise waters, powder white beaches, sizzling sunshine and lush foliage. Happily, this is all quite close to fact. Include a laid-back atmosphere, tropical breezes, sumptuous local cuisine, and a...