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The most beautiful spots in the world to watch the sun

Samoa item. AJYB5J Western Samoa, View of coast with fisherman at sunset. CREDIT ALAMY

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Nicaragua Poetry Festival

A dancer with his face painted with black oil takes part in the IX International Festival of Poetry in Granada city, about 45 km (28 miles) south of Managua, February 20, 2013. About 300 poets from around the world along with Nicaraguans participated in the IX international poetry festival dedicated to Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal who won the Queen Sofia Prize of 2012. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA - Tags: SOCIETY)

Celebrations in Granada, Nicaragua mark the 9th International Poetry Festival honoring Nicaraguan poet, priest and former Nicaragua's Culture Minister, Ernesto Cardenal.

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Cutest creatures: baby sloths

Sloth sanctuary

The Costa Rica Sloth Sanctuary was founded in 1992 by a Costa Rican named Luis Arroyo and his US wife, Judy Avey.

Travels in Nicaragua

Nicarugua. Granada. Architecture. Photo: Edwina Pickles. Taken in 2011.

Photographer Edwina Pickles travels to Granada in Nicaragua, a colonial town that is becoming a popular tourist destination.

The Backpacker's travel highlights 2010

From beaches to monasteries ... my best travel experiences of 2010, including the Cook Islands (pictured).

From nude beaches to Buddhist monasteries The Backpacker looks back at his travel highlights for 2010.

Top 10 hottest destinations for 2010

The Champagne Pool, Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, south of Rotorua.

Lonely Planet has picked the brains of its authors, staff and travellers and come up with the top 10 countries to visit in 2010.