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    November 2019
    From agave to Zacatecas: the A to Z of Mexican cuisine
    By National Geographic Traveller
    Fresh, fragrant and bold, Mexican food is as varied as the landscapes it draws upon
    Photograph by AWL Images

    In this issue, we're celebrating the flavours of Mexico. From agave to Zacatecas, this is the ultimate epicurean A to Z of the country’s dynamic and diverse cuisine, revealing the ingredients, flavours, regions, dishes and people that make the Central American country one of the world’s most delicious destinations.

    Plus, discover the crowd-free wildernesses of Zimbabwe; make the challenging journey to Snow Hill Island in Antarctica; spend a long weekend in Ibiza; and explore the ancient sites and thermal waters of Pamukkale in Turkey. Our urban stories this issue include Seoul, Austin, Dubai, Freiburg and Glasgow.

    The latest Winter Sports guide, free with this issue, is packed with stories to inspire travel for the coming snow season, including adventurous ideas for families hitting the slopes and the inside track on ski touring and ice climbing for beginners. 

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