Month: October 2019

https://www.expedia.com/Monaco.d6050648.Destination-Travel-Guides Fabulously wealthy and gilded by history, the Principality of Monaco lies on the French Riviera in Western Europe. Smaller than New York’s Central Park, this graceful destination is bordered by France and the sparkling Mediterranean sea. With ancient streets full of exotic cars, a natural harbour filled with super yachts and a glittering royal
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The issue of ‘overtourism’ has never been more acute. Venice, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Mallorca and Dubrovnik have all seen protests against foreign visitors in recent years. But escaping the crowds, and so helping to relieve the pressure from Europe’s city centres, isn’t hard. Here we outline the closest national park to the continent’s most oversubscribed corners. Escape
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(CNN) — For more than a century, the secretive imperial palace complex has stood over Ethiopia’s capital city of Addis Ababa, closed off to everyone but the country’s leaders and the troops who protected them. Almost hidden from view on a wooded bluff, its forbidding 40-acre compound was unknown even to some of those living
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A senior Boeing pilot told a colleague three years ago that an anti-stall system was “running rampant” in a flight simulator during tests. The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) was later blamed for two fatal crashes of the Boeing 737 Max, in which a total 346 people died. The instant messages were exchanged in November 2016 between Mark Forkner,
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There was welcome news for the Isle of Man tourist board earlier this year, when figures revealed an increase in annual arrivals: from 305,800 in 2017 to 308,263 in 2018. But this figure remains way down on the 20th century heyday of the self-governing British Crown dependency.  Furthermore, the Isle of Wight welcomes a remarkable
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(CNN) — A luxury hotel, complete with a lush rooftop garden, is set to open within a huge former Nazi bunker. Originally called Flakturm IV (Flak Tower IV), the Hochbunker in the St Pauli district of Hamburg is testament to Germany’s wartime past. Built in 1942 in just 300 days, the bunker in the St
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Superfood hunter Darin Olien, cofounded Barùkas, a social enterprise that’s selling a supernut from … [+] Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast savanna that is undergoing massive deforestation. Proceeds will help reforest the land. Barùkas About five years ago, Darin Olien, a self-professed superfood hunter, was checking out varieties of palm fruit in the Brazilian Amazon. That’s
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https://www.expedia.com/Frankfurt.d179894.Destination-Travel-Guides For centuries, Frankfurt has been one of Europe’s most important trading capitals. Today, Frankfurt is home to the European Central Bank, the German Stock Exchange and an airport, which handles almost 60 million travelers a year.   Despite its stature as a financial giant, Frankfurt remains surprisingly compact. Most of its attractions are clustered
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Porlock Bay Oysters In the 1800s, Porlock Bay’s waters were loaded with oysters, until the brackish bivalves were completely fished out in the 1890s – the poor molluscs were just too moreish for their own good. The oysters were brought back to the bay in 2013, when Pacific oysters were reintroduced to the turbulent waters
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