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New tours uncover monkey business on Phnom Kulen

New walking tours of Phnom Kulen will allow adventurous hikers to hopefully catch a glimpse of the Indochinese silvered langur, a monkey whose presence in the area 50km north of Siem Reap was formally recorded for the first time only last year.

Exploring Barcelona with the city’s homeless tour guides

WHO knows a city better than the people who have lived on its streets? Literally. Inspired by this seemingly simple idea, Barcelona’s Hidden City Tours has set about recruiting and training formerly homeless men to act as guides to the city. The aim is to give them a leg-up to self-sufficiency while providing a unique experience for visitors. The result is a journey with one foot in Barcelona’s volatile past, and an eye on its unsteady present.

Ireland’s rebel priest

Father Tony Flannery

Father Tony Flannery, suspended by the Vatican in 2012 for his views on the priesthood, homosexuality and contraception, talks to me about how the Pope is even more radical than he is, and his hopes for reform in the Catholic Church.

Hello Lucy! – riding the creative rainbow

There is a wild abundance of books out there telling mothers how to be better mothers: better working mothers, better stay-at-home mothers, better lovers and mothers, better daughters-in-law and mothers, mothers of better-balanced babies, mothers of over-achieving babies, and, of course, better-looking mothers while they’re at.

Maureen Forrest – Change Agent

Whatever the archetypal image of a humanitarian worker is, it almost certainly won’t look like Maureen Forrest. The petite Irishwoman is a study in glamour in a smartly tailored suit and sharply styled hair, complete with electric pink highlights.

Wear We Wander

For women who know what they want - photo by Jakub Walutek

Last year Bronwyn Connolly quit her comfortable, well-paying job to head off and travel the world. Nine months later, she came home with more than the usual memories and souvenirs.

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