Month: December 2018

The opening of London‘s crisis-hit Crossrail is to be delayed indefinitely while an additional £1.7bn may be needed to complete the project, transport bosses have said. The capital’s flagship east-west Elizabeth Line underground rail link had been due to open this month but was pushed back to Autumn 2019 after delays were announced over the summer.
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(CNN) — It’s been a good year for fans of rail travel, with speedy new train services opening around the world, linking major cities and slashing rail journey times. Whether travelers are looking for an alternative to flying, or just want a faster train ride, these services are offering new travel opportunities. Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express
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https://www.expedia.com/Prague.d180014.Destination-Travel-Guides Step into a child’s storybook when you first arrive in Prague, a city in the Czech Republic where sleek, modern buildings share space with ancient gothic architecture. Wander down the twisting cobblestone streets – you’re sure to find something new and exciting. After all, even locals get lost here. Prague tourism usually involves the
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From journeys along the Yukon to unexpected flights of delight, Michael Kerr suggests some inspirational holiday reads. Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road  by Kate Harris  (Dey St/HarperCollins, £20) Kate Harris, an academic high flyer from Canada, had ambitions to be an astronaut, then decided there was exploring enough to be done
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Hartwall Original Long Drink created a national holiday celebrating the gloomy, gray skies with their gray-tinged cocktail.Hartwall Original Long Drink Restrictive liquor laws lead spirits companies to do their best to work with – or work around them entirely – and one innovative Finnish company figured out a way to use the natural weather in
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I’d been hiking for 40 minutes and had found myself in Yorkshire. Except it didn’t quite resemble the neighbouring county to my native Newcastle. I was surrounded by rich forests, sea cliffs, lava features and an exuberant coat of vegetation. There was also the North Atlantic Ocean stretching out before me. That’s because I was
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Despite a long and sometimes tragic history of invasion and resistance, this thriving business capital has poetry, music and literature percolating through its cobblestones. Dubliner, Oscar Wilde once said “life is too important to be taken seriously.” While Dublin proudly honours its past, it is equally passionate about enjoying each and every new day. Nowhere
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(CNN) — Nairobi’s only been a city since 1954, but it’s been making up for lost time ever since. The capital of Kenya is now a thriving metropolis that continues to grow rapidly in a country that covers 582,650 square kilometers (around twice the size of Nevada). Nairobi is always on the move, always changing.
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Rail travellers are anxiously awaiting the introduction of new train timetables, which take effect across Britain on Sunday morning. The rail industry has warned of possible “pockets of disruption” when new schedules take effect.  Timetables are adjusted twice annually, in May and December. The most recent schedule change, on 20 May this year, was unprecedented in
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