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Letter from the Editor

PETER GRUNERT, EDITOR

This month…

…we’re enjoying joint celebrations – for the seventh anniversary of Lonely Planet Traveller and for the unveiling of Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel awards. You’ll fnd the winning Best in Travel destinations revealed in this issue (p58), with two of them highlighted on our covers. Sydney harbour appears resplendent on the version available in shops (Australia is one of our top recommendations this year, in part due to the weak Aussie dollar making this mammoth country more accessible than ever), and bride Namanka Saningo stars on our cover for subscribers (Kenya’s Masai Mara is one of our suggestions for novel places couples can elope to). Of the thousands of photos we’ve commissioned for Lonely Planet Traveller through our frst seven years, Philip Lee Harvey’s portrait of Namanka (below left) just happens to be my favourite.

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