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(CNN) — Mention Panama and most people will probably think about its eponymous canal. Maybe they’ll be reminded of 1980s dictator Manuel Noriega. Perhaps the more recent scandal of the Panama Papers leak of financial documents. Or even wide-brimmed Panama straw hats (even though they originate from Ecuador). But the southernmost Central American country’s true
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(CNN) — On a bad day you might lose your wallet or keys, but it’s a lot harder to lose an entire islet. However the Japan Coast Guard is currently planning a search mission after an uninhabited islet called Esanbehanakitakojima seemingly disappeared off the northern coast of the country. The small outcrop was previously found
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(CNN) — The Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrates and honors deceased loved ones through a variety of different traditions: altars with photographs, sprays of orange marigolds, revelers with faces painted with intricate makeup, a slew of parades and parties, representations of human skeletons and skulls (calacas and calaveras)
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Editor’s Note — Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. (CNN) — “This fire has burned 4,000 years and never stopped,” says Aliyeva Rahila. “Even the rain coming here, snow, wind
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(CNN) — It’s ambitious, award-winning and already hit with controversies. Istanbul’s new airport was officially inaugurated Monday — although it won’t be fully functioning til the end of the year. Why the rush if it’s not quite ready? Well there’s symbolic significance: October 29 marks the 95th anniversary of Turkey establishing itself as a republic.
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(CNN) — No one needs help finding a beautiful beach in Mauritius, but there’s tons to explore away from the water as well. For a small nation, Mauritius overflows with scenic hikes through the mountains, holy pilgrimage sites, amazing food and historic areas that trace the island’s globe-spanning history. Underwater waterfall Just off the coast
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(CNN) — Flights from Africa to across the globe are expanding more than ever thanks to more competition in the airline industry, with the latest milestone being the first direct flight from East Africa to the US completed on Monday. Passengers on Kenya Airways’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner took the historic 15-hour flight from Nairobi’s Jomo
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(CNN) — This year, thousands of domestic and international rugby fans will descend on friendly and laid-back Sapporo, Japan, one of the 2019 World Cup host cities. Visitors could be forgiven for thinking that the main draw in between matches would be the city’s iconic beer museum which tells the story of local brewing since
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(CNN) — England’s prehistoric monument Stonehenge is marking a century in public ownership with an unashamedly British celebration. The 4,500-year-old site was rescued from disrepair after landowner Cecil Chubb gave it to the nation on October 26, 1918, allowing crucial maintenance work to take place. New artworks, an anniversary tea party and an inflatable replica
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(CNN) — What Morgan Fallon, director, cinematographer and producer of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” misses most about working with Tony is the pressure. In a recent phone call with CNN Travel, Fallon described Tony’s exceedingly high expectations in awe. Indeed, he may have been smiling on the other end of the phone when he explained
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(CNN) — Since their inception in the middle of the 19th century, beach boardwalks have become an integral part of the seaside travel experience in dozens of cities and towns around the globe. Originally boardwalks were made from wood (hence the name), but in modern times, the term has come to represent any kind of
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