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Paris to build protective glass walls at the Eiffel Tower

16 Feb 2017
Paris is planning to erect two glass walls near the base of the Eiffel Tower in an effort to keep the monument secure and looking good in photographs. The city has relied on protective metal fences positioned around the base of the tower...
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Villagers glorify their children in China festival

'Hakka' children are arrayed in colourful ancient Chinese dress, with exaggerated make-up and elaborate head-dresses to honour the end of child sacrifice (Johannes Eisele / AFP).
16 Feb 2017
Looking like living dress-up dolls, elaborately costumed children are paraded through an eastern China village as firecrackers roar, commemorating the end of barbaric child sacrifices hundreds of years ago. It's an annual event in the...
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Four Seasons Paris first hotel to boast Michelin stars for all restaurants

Four Seasons in Paris becomes first hotel in Europe to boast Michelin stars for all restaurants
L'Orangerie, chef David Bizet
 
11 Feb 2017
The Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris has become the first hotel in Europe to score Michelin stars for all three of its restaurants.    Le George and L’Orangerie each unlocked their first Michelin star in the latest...
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CNN recommends Egypt among best 20 destinations not to be missed

These world-wandering experts have seen the world and here they share their favorite destinations, and why they think they are 'not to be missed'. CNN
07 Feb 2017
From pilots to travel photographers, train aficionados to tour guides, these world-wandering experts have seen the world.  Here they share their favorite destinations, and why they think they shouldn't be missed. Visit Egypt...
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Where dreams come true: staying in Rome's secret palaces

Venice, Rome
04 Feb 2017
Times have changed for Roman nobles who have long shied away from mingling with the masses.   Now they're opening the doors wide to their secret Palazzos -- all for a fee. Guided tours, complete with anecdotes and munchies, now...
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Falcons on a plane: first class treatment for birds of prey

Ahmet Yasar posted this viral photograph of tens of falcons and says they were traveling to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.



 



 
03 Feb 2017
Have you ever boarded a flight dreading who might be your neighbor for the next few hours? Maybe they'll snore, or encroach on your personal space, or perhaps it'll be a screaming baby.   Passengers flying on Qatar, Emirates,...
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Belgian entrepreneur invites you to scuba dive to dinner

Belgians Florence Lutje Spelberg and Nicolas Mouchart drink champagne while sitting inside 'The Pearl', a spheric dining room placed 5 metres underwater in the NEMO33 diving center, one of the world's deepest pools (33 metre/36 yards) built to train professional divers, before enjoying a meal inside, in Brussels, Belgium January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017 REUTERS/Yves Herman
01 Feb 2017
Pulling on their scuba gear and flippers at a swimming pool in Brussels, Nicolas Mouchart and his wife Florence are not just going diving - they're going out for dinner. Lowering themselves to the floor of the pool, an especially deep...
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Low-cost flights on the horizon

AirAsia
25 Jan 2017
Get ready to squeeze on board for low-cost flights between the US and Asia. Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia says it's gotten the all clear from US authorities to fly its jetliners to American airports -- the first low-cost Asian...
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Good news budget travellers: More low-cost flights over the Atlantic

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21 Jan 2017
Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares.   Transatlantic flights operated by Norwegian Air, Iceland’s Wow...
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Omar Samra names three mounts after his family in historical 'first ascents'

In a 10-day trip on the Antarctic ice, the Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra becomes the first person in history to climb three mountains in Antarctica which is a ‘first ascent’ in climbing terminology.
 
19 Jan 2017
In a 10-day trip on the Antarctic ice, the Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra becomes the first person in history to climb three mountain peaks, a ‘first ascent’ in climbing terminology. In recognition of this historic...
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