East Germany’s old ours transformed into new pond district

Despite a 2.2 bn regeneration programme, the Lusatian Lake District project, on land once occupied by the GDRs industrial heartland, remains relatively unknown to non-east Germans. So we took a tour This was once one of the dirtiest areas in East Germany, says Sren, my tour guide from IBA Tours, as our motorcycles swoosh through […]

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31 must-see places around the world

( CNN) Temples that tower out of mist-cloaked jungles; a herd of wildebeest, one million-strong, trekking across the African plains; a midnight sky filled with superstars. There are some things around the world that provide photo-showing rights for decades. We haven’t got them all — in fact we scarcely scratched the surface. But we have […]

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Scotland’s rocky road: a journey to the edge of Lewis- a photo essay

The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides takes in wild landscapes, ancient ruins and enduring traditions and its the longest dead-end in Britain The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, starting with the A858 in Carloway and passing near the standing stones at Calanais, is likely the longest dead-end […]

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Hockey, weed and taxes? 11 Canadian stereotypes debunked

Canada is often pictured as a uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans. But a close look at the evidence uncovers some very different truths good and bad about the Great White North Its pretty easy to conjure an idea of a Canadian. As one young paramour looking to marry an […]

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Thousands of fish die in Yellowstone River

( CNN) An unprecedented fish kill has shut nearly 100 river miles of the Yellowstone River in Montana, as officials try to contain a parasite that is killing thousands of whitefish. “We recognize that this decision will have a significant impact on many people. However, we must act to protect this public resource for present […]

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‘ I’m passionate about the ocean ‘: Celine Cousteau on diving off the Americas

The film-maker and conservationist is as determined to protect the marine world and indigenous peoples, in places like Mexico and the Amazon, as her famous forebears People always think that my grandpa Jacques or father [ oceanographic explorer] Jean-Michel were my main influences. But my mother was a great influence too. She was an expedition […]

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French hitchhiker ‘goes berserk’ in New Zealand after four days stuck without a lift

Traveller arrested in tiny township of Punakaiki after allegedly assaulting road signs and abusing locals following almost a week without a ride A Frenchman has gone on a thwarted rampage in a tiny New Zealand fishing village after he spent four days waiting for a hitchhiking ride. The 27 -year-old Frenchman arrived in the west […]

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8 luxury safaris in Kenya where you can go wild in convenience

( CNN) The leisure safari was born in the 1920 s when well-heeled Europeans and Americans flocked to Africa to see( and shoot) the remarkable wildlife. Reflecting the excess of the Roaring Twenties they traveled in style — tented camps outfitted with satin sheets and silver serves, gramophones and gourmet food and, of course, endless […]

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Vietnam by motorcycle: History and cultural activities on two wheels

( CNN) Vietnam is a nation that moves on two wheels. A 200,000 -kilometer road network connects cities with farming villages, beach resorts to mountain escapes and dense jungles to a jagged coastline. Why street foodies love Saigon The captivating magical of Hanoi Flying through the world’s largest cave

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11 Reasons Banff Should Be The Next Locating For Your Winter Getaway

Banff, a Canadian town with apopulation of 9,386, could easily be just another dot on the map. It’s a sleepy hollow in the midst of nowhere. So why was this little settlement simply namedone of the top destinations on the rise by Trip Advisor ? For years, travelers have been coming here toexplore Banff National […]

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