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Four Oceans, No Planes: Enter the Arctic Circle

Like most Canadians, I have only heard of the Arctic and never visited, despite a big chunk of it being in our national territory. I once got as far as Dawson, but that’s still well south of the circle’s curren...
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Four Oceans, No Planes: The Two Kazakhstans

Welcome to Astana, where two climates exist at the same time. Outside, there is a foot and a half of snow and blinding winds. The city of Astana, Kazakhstan’s purpose-built capital and President Nursultan Na...