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Discover Petra on a virtual tour with Google Street View

Google Street View has mapped the ancient city of Petra, providing armchair travellers with a video tour of its historic sights – with commentary by Queen Rania of Jordan

War and terrorist attacks may have put an end to tourism in the Middle East – at least in the short to medium term – but armchair travellers can now take a tour around one of the region’s most famous sites without leaving their desk. Google Street View has launched a virtual tour of the ancient city of Petra, declared one of the “new” seven wonders of the world in 2001.

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Bangkok’s best street food: a guide to dishes and districts

Food blogger Chawadee Nualkhair tracks down the Thai capital’s best street food cooks in five neighbourhoods – and joins devoted regulars for superb satay, noodles, chicken rice and more

The world of Thai street food can be an exciting, if occasionally bewildering, place. Bangkok can provide intrepid diners with hours of culinary exploration, but that’s provided they know where to go. Here is a guide to the best neighbourhoods for food-on-the-go in the Thai capital.

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