Archive for January, 2019


When the train has gone: Beautiful areas left behind on the rails

January 31st, 2019 by

Anthony Lambert finds beautiful areas left behind on the rails. Callander and Oban Railway Arguably Scotland’s most scenic closed railway, the Callander and Oban line ran through some of the loveliest glens of the Central…

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Bathe in a ‘human hot pot’ for the Chinese New Year

January 31st, 2019 by

If you’ve ever enjoyed a Chinese hot pot that’s so good you’ve wished you could jump right in, this hot spring resort could be for you.While it certainly won’t appeal to everyone, a Lunar New Year promotion at Hangzhou’s First World…

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Watering hole: Buffaloes love hot springs in eastern Turkey

January 31st, 2019 by

For the buffaloes in eastern Turkey, the hot springs in the mountainous Bitlis province are a welcome refuge from the freezing wintry weather. Residents in the tiny village of Budakli walk hundreds of buffaloes up snow-covered…

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Book lover? Plan your trip around a literary festival

January 31st, 2019 by

Our map of India was the size of a tablecloth, and our folder of can’t-miss sights bulged with papers. In the winter of 2013-2014, during a wave of sexual attacks on women in India, I, a smallish woman, was thrilled to be traveling…

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Melbourne: Year-round enjoyment

January 30th, 2019 by

Fancy a weekend escape? It doesn’t matter when you go — Melbourne’s calendar is chocka with world-class shows, festivals and major sporting events, writes Jane Jurgens SHOWS Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Princess Theatre,…

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Niue: World mourns Trevor the ‘celebrity’ duck who fell foul of island dog

January 30th, 2019 by

The story of one lonely duck from the Pacific island of Niue has captured the imaginations from readers around the world. When news of Trevor the Duck’s tragic demise was picked up by the Herald on Saturday, the widespread…

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New Zealand named as one of world’s most welcoming countries

January 30th, 2019 by

The “unruly tourists” might disagree, but New Zealand has been named as one of the most welcoming countries in the world. The award was bestowed by Booking.com , as part of its annual guest review awards, which honour accommodation…

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Flying from Kuching to Sibu aboard Malaysian Airlines

January 30th, 2019 by

Brett Atkinson flies MH3690 from Kuching to Sibu. The plane: An Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR 72, a zippy twin-engine turbo prop with 72 seats, flying under the MASWings banner, that’s the smaller, domestic arm of Malaysian Airlines….

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Switzerland: Last night a DJ saved my life

January 29th, 2019 by

Eli Orzessek goes surreally off piste on an art-lover’s trek from Switzerland to Germany and back. As I find myself sweating, exhausted and engulfed by a swarm of tiny flies in a vineyard in southern Germany, the words of DJ Khaled…

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Clues of Amelia Earhart’s fate uncovered in Papua New Guinea plane wreckage

January 29th, 2019 by

More than eight decades ago, the pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart disappeared into the Pacific Ocean without trace.The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, the American’s high-flying career ended in mysterious circumstances…

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