Archive for November, 2016


Woman jumps out plane’s emergency exit

November 30th, 2016 by

A woman jumped out of a taxiing airplane after the flight landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport half an hour early on Monday, police say. United Airlines flight 1892 had just arrived around 1.15pm in Houston, Texas, from New Orleans…

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What it’s like to be a gay expat in Dubai

November 30th, 2016 by

Speakers boom in the darkly lit, smoky room.It’s 2am and the club is packed with a sea of sweaty, gay men getting their groove on to a Madonna classic – and I’m one of them.After an all-day drinking session, followed by a spot…

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Cornwall: Mine host – A journey along Poldark’s coast

November 30th, 2016 by

A pillar of sunshine moved across the cliff face, highlighting an arch of blue oxidised copper. My companion, Hetty, smiled at my amazement: there are plenty more seams like this, she said.In the waters just beneath, a seal popped…

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Roller coasters meet hot springs in bizarre theme park concept in Japan

November 29th, 2016 by

If you’ve ever dreamed of combining a heart-racing roller coaster ride with a relaxing soak in a hot spring, Japan’s latest theme park idea could be right up your alley.The spa resort city of Beppu, on the southern Japanese island…

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Las Vegas: What happens on the way to Vegas

November 29th, 2016 by

The problem with booking a trip ages in advance is that sometimes you don’t realise what day of the week you’ll be somewhere. Sometimes this can work in your favour; other times it can be a pain in the butt. And so it was we found…

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Emerald Princess: Moving fjords

November 29th, 2016 by

The blood-curdling cries shatter the early morning peace.My heart races; I immediately jump to worst-case scenario. I have just finished a lavish breakfast on the balcony of my stateroom taking in the stunning views as our cruise…

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Gore: A town by any other name

November 28th, 2016 by

For years, I have been curious about Gore. The name, we know, is unfortunate. And the fact locals are – somewhat unkindly – referred to as Gorans. But there were whispers of an exceptional art gallery, gentle country manners, and…

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Reporter flies from Sydney to Bangkok for a blind date with an American

November 28th, 2016 by

Some things just don’t work together, no matter how badly you want them to.Like tequila and smart life choices, mullets and any decade post the 1980s and Vin Diesel and a movie with an engaging plot line.And then to add to that…

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Tofu in the sky with dumplings

November 28th, 2016 by

Heard the one about the flight attendant who told passengers there were three choices of entree then added: “Please don’t be upset if your first choice is not available. They all taste the same, anyway?” Boom, boom.When it comes…

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Malaysia: Going back a better way

November 27th, 2016 by

What a difference a few years make.When I was in my 20s a friend and I set off on a six-week jaunt through Malaysia and Thailand.I remember landing in Singapore and being hit by heat that felt like a slap with a hot, wet fish….

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