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The Independent Travel
The new issue of Wanderlust magazine (pounds 2) explores Conan Doyle's Lost World in Venezuela and the Fens of Cambridgeshire. More alarming is a survey of malevolent insects. It includes explicit instructions on how to get rid of tumbu fly maggots lodged in the scrotum ('Be firm but gentle'). Subscription inquiries to 0753-620426.