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London (CNN) — The restaurant scene in London has been totally transformed in the past 10 years and is now rightly seen as one of the world’s great dining capitals, no longer in the shadow of Paris or New York. The sheer wealth of creativity on display in London’s kitchens at the moment is staggering.
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Nothing was better than voting for our favorite ball of fur day after day. But Fat Bear Week is over and a winner has been named: 435 Holly, you glorious creature, the crown is yours. “She is fat. She is fabulous,” Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, which created the competition five years ago, wrote.
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(CNN) — Instead of scanning her boarding pass, the airport gate scanned her face. In April 2019, traveler MacKenzie Fegan was left surprised and confused when she boarded a JetBlue flight from the United States to Mexico, without handing over her passport, or travel documents. “There were plastic barricades across the front of each lane,
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Wünsdorf, Germany (CNN) — Deep inside a pine forest in eastern Germany, a statue of Lenin keeps watch over a lemon-colored building that has housed everyone from the Kaiser Willhelm II, to the Nazis, and the Soviets. The abandoned military complex — known as the Forbidden City — sits behind a hefty padlocked gate in
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(CNN) — It’s a shocking image: A huge rhinoceros pinned to the ground while a grimacing man shreds a power saw through its horn, white shards shooting off in a blur of high speed. The photograph, taken by 20-year-old student Neville Kgaugelo Ngomane, shows the radical lengths that are now being taken to protect vulnerable
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(CNN) — Last month, the Saudi Kingdom announced the launch of a new tourist visa program, opening up the country to mass tourism for the first time. And now, Saudi Arabia has gone one step further in its bid to encourage international tourists. Unmarried couples will now be allowed to share rooms while on vacation
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“No ice. No stirrer. No glass. We’re redefining how whisky can be enjoyed … #noglassrequired,” The Glenlivet tweeted as part of its “Capsule Collection” roll-out, timed with London’s Cocktail Week. People have been enjoying Scotch whisky for hundreds of years, usually in a glass and often on the rocks, of course. Now, The Glenlivet, one
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(CNN) — Turns out money doesn’t just buy a glamorous vacation in the Caribbean or a killer suite in Quebec — it can buy residency too. While British citizens are rushing to claim Irish passports ahead of the UK’s proposed Brexit on October 31, the world’s most elite travelers don’t bother standing in line at
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(CNN) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a long-lost 2,200-year-old temple thought to belong to Pharaoh Ptolemy IV. The ancient tomb structure was accidentally found by construction workers during drilling on a sewage drain in the village of Kom Shakau in the Tama township in northern Sohag, according to a Facebook post made on September
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(CNN) — Christmas shopping doesn’t have to mean joylessly battling through department store crowds or trawling the Internet for bargains. Why not combine present-buying with some travel? These 17 Christmas markets scattered around the world make great destinations for traditional gifts, glasses of glühwein and that unbeatable festive feeling. Strasbourg, France Strasbourg, in eastern France,
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(CNN) — From Norwegian islands high above the Arctic Circle to forest-covered mountains in Romania, windswept sandy beaches in Wales and icy lakes in the Balkans, Europe is a spectacularly varied place. The old continent’s historic cities and its Mediterranean beaches draw many of its visitors, but the best destinations are sometimes its more remote
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(CNN) — Back in September 1522, an 85-ton carrack barely larger than a modern leisure yacht became the first ship to successfully complete a circumnavigation of the globe. The hazardous journey, which began with a fleet and ended with one lone vessel, saw the deaths of at least 50 crew members, including the original captain.
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