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(CNN) — Peru is known for its archaeological marvels: from the 15th-century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to the country’s incredible pre-Incan ruins. The Peruvian Ministry of Culture confirmed to CNN that 20 sculptures were found, but one was destroyed. Researchers believe the statues were buried approximately 750 years ago at the Chan Chan citadel
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(CNN) — Sitting in the terminal building waiting to be called for our flight is a regular occurrence for most of us — but what’s really going on out there on the ramp while we’re inside staring at our phones? The jet that will carry you to your destination has likely just arrived from somewhere
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(CNN) — Earlier this year, a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner hitched a ride on a powerful jet stream and flew from New York to London in a record-setting five hours and 13 minutes, landing almost an hour ahead of schedule. Record-setting, perhaps, but for a subsonic airliner. In 1976 — over 40 years ago
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Just like Celine Dion sang back in 1997, the project will “go on and on.” Australian businessman and politician Clive Palmer, who is behind the controversial initiative, announced in September that work on the ship had recommenced — after a financial dispute with the Chinese government halted development back in 2015. The idea was first
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Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — With more than 200 islands, stretches of quiet beaches and nearly eternal sunshine, Abu Dhabi has plenty to offer water lovers. Families
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St Kitts, West Indies (CNN) — “If your name is James, you go by Jim. If your name is Christopher, you go by Kit.” That’s how calypso singer Socrates explains the name of his island, St. Kitts. Technically, the island’s proper name is St. Christopher. But many tourists who arrive are confused, thinking they might
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(CNN) — After more than a century of illegal construction work, Barcelona’s towering Sagrada Familia church has finally agreed to make things right with the city council. Under the terms of a historic deal, church trustees will be able to get the permits they need in return for payments totaling €36 million ($41 million) over
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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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