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(CNN) — Ever been in an airplane that’s landed sideways? Probably not given that it’s a very tricky maneuver to pull off. That didn’t stop a TUI Boeing 757-200 make an incredible dramatic landing at Bristol Airport, in the UK, last week. Storm Callum brought challenging high winds and stormy weather to parts of Britain
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(CNN) — Since its inauguration on October 20, 1973, the iconic Sydney Opera House has been the centerpiece of the Sydney Harbour, drawing some 8.2 million visitors every year. But there’s much more to Australia’s top tourist attraction than just a show-stopping facade. From its complicated construction to popular bars and restaurants, this UNESCO World
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(CNN) — Spring has already sprung — at least for certain confused cherry trees in Japan. The famed “sakura,” or cherry blossoms, have been regarded as a herald of spring for thousands of years — and the industry that springs up around “hanami” — cherry blossom viewing — each year is worth millions. But this
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(CNN) — As laws surrounding recreational marijuana change state by state in the United States, Canada has just legalized weed nationwide. Adults there can now purchase pot and and even grow it in their homes for personal use. The Canadian Senate bill, which passed in June and just took effect, is clear in how it
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(CNN) — Unlike just 25 years ago, it’s now hard to find someone who hasn’t been on a plane. It’s a unique experience that human beings didn’t engage in, in significant numbers, until quite recently. So it’s no wonder it does some strange and unexpected things to us, including bringing us to tears. The reporting
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Van Oosten has been awarded the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for his portrait, “The Golden Couple,” which caught the primates in their only habitat on earth. The photograph of the majestic pair beat more than 45,000 entries and 18 other winners in various categories to claim the overall prize, awarded annually by
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(CNN) — Ever dreamed of owning a fairy-tale castle in the French countryside? Now you can — and it’ll set you back a mere $58. A crowdfunding project to restore the medieval French chateau of Ebaupinay, in the Deux-Sevres region of western France, is offering shares in the crumbling landmark in exchange for funds to
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(CNN) — India might just be the most colorful country on Earth. It’s a land of otherworldly landscapes for travel — from stunning lakes and endless rolling plains to the snow-capped Himalayas in the north. It’s also home to wild festivals, romantic mausoleums and some of the most hectic cities in the world. To get
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(CNN) — While exploring Japan in 2016, Parisian photographer Romain Veillon discovered the eerily deserted “Western Village” amusement park, themed around 1800s America. Veillon’s photographs of the Western Village are unsettling shots of a neglected theme park. But for the French photographer, it’s not about being scared — or creating creepy photographs. “Exploring these places
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Boracay, the Philippines (CNN) — Boracay, one of the world’s most famous beach destinations, has re-opened for a limited-numbers test run almost six months after being closed for a cleanup operation to reverse the fortunes of the resort island once labeled a “cesspool” by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The sun was out to welcome a
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New York (CNN) — Just a little while ago, I was on the complete other side of the planet. After touching down at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International airport outside New York — completing the inaugural journey of the longest flight in the world — I can tell you this: It was an unforgettable night
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(CNN) — There’s a lot of ballyhoo made about new, lighter planes opening up ultra-long routes. What we often forget is that for at least 10 years now, there have been planes perfectly capable of flying massive distances, known as Ultra Long-Haul Routes (ULR). Until 2013, Singapore Airlines used the Airbus A340-500 to fly between
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Editor’s Note — CNN’s Richard Quest is live reporting from the world’s longest nonstop flight from Singapore to New York on October 11-12. Keep checking this story for updates and follow CNN Travel on Twitter. Singapore (CNN) — Spending nearly 19 hours cooped up in an airplane may sound nightmarish to some, but when Singapore
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