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Kyoto, Japan (CNN) — In Japan’s Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto, towering green stalks of the famously versatile plant sway in the wind, creaking eerily they collide and twist, leaves rustling. The sun filters through the densely packed grove, projecting thin slashes of light onto the dozens of camera-clutching tourists shuffling down
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(CNN) — For all the perfect Dooky Chase gumbo, Sazerac cocktails and live jazz that bathe New Orleans in unmatched flavors and rhythm, the Big Easy’s 60-year-old airport passenger terminal left much to be desired. The snacks tasted like airport food — in New Orleans! — and modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi and plentiful
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(CNN) — “The G-spot of Europe,” read the adverts encouraging visitors to come to Vilnius. “Nobody knows where it is but when you find it — it’s amazing.” It was a controversial marketing campaign for the capital of Lithuania when it launched last year. For starters, the racy ads went live just weeks ahead of
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(CNN) — You have an hour to kill before your flight takes off. You’ve already had a snack at a snazzy airport restaurant. Maybe you’ve even considered an express treatment at an airport spa. But the siren’s call of duty-free shopping is too strong. “Sometimes, we stop by the duty-free shop because we think we
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(CNN) — Egg-like ice balls are piled up on a beach in Hailuoto, Finland, delighting people who braved the cold to visit the island. “This was [an] amazing phenomenon, [I’ve]never seen before,” Tarja Terentjeff told CNN.”The whole beach was full of these ice balls.” Hailuoto is in the Gulf of Bothnia, which separates Finland and
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(CNN) — It’s been nearly a decade in the making, but this new Porsche-designed superyacht looks more than worth the wait. Described as “a spaceship on water,” the innovative Royal Falcon One went up for sale earlier this month, and it’s as sleek as any luxury sports car. Developed by Singapore-based firm Royal Falcon Fleet
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(CNN) — Singapore has banned the riding of e-scooters on sidewalks in the city-state from Monday, November 4 after a growing number of accidents involving the motorized devices, including at least one fatality. Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min said in parliament Sunday that there would be an advisory period until December
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Gothenburg, Sweden (CNN) — Halfway between Copenhagen and Oslo, on a rocky Swedish coastline, lies the largest non-capital in the Nordics. Gothenburg has always played second fiddle to its big sister Stockholm. Historically seen as a lesser city — more Volvo-industrial Sweden than sexy Spotify Sweden — this salty seaport has spent the past few
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Visibility was so poor that 37 flights — including at least one international journey — were diverted from the city’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, a senior airport official told CNN. Pollution indexes saw air quality in the Indian capital climb to “hazardous” levels in the city on Sunday. Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that
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Stéphane Simon’s “In Memory of Me” series was intended to comment on the culture of selfie-taking. Works by French sculptor Stéphane Simon, which show nude, classical-style figures taking selfies, were being displayed in Paris during UNESCO’s European Heritage Days event in September. But officials decided to cover the offending parts of the artworks with underwear,
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(CNN) — Over the past few years, numerous towns in Italy have resorted to selling homes for just over a dollar in a bid to revitalize their dwindling communities. Zungoli near Naples and Sicily’s Sambuca were the most recent Italian destinations to get in on the act, launching schemes promoting dilapidated properties for just over
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(CNN) — Once upon a time, air travel was glamorous. In the 1950s, air travel’s so-called golden age, flying was an occasion. Passengers dressed up, flight attendants served meals on china, standard seats were roomier, and everything about the experience felt dignified. Sixty years ago, air travel was a glamorous concept. Mondadori/Getty Images Today flying
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(CNN) — Several rival companies may be hard at work trying to get Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept off the ground, but hurtling across country — maybe even across continents — at 600 miles per hour in a low-pressure steel tube still feels far from reality. But 13-year-old New York student Caroline Crouchley may have invented
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The latest study, published Wednesday in the journal Plos One, examined “subfossils” of pieces of vegetation that had frozen on or around the 5,300-year-old mummy, known as Otzi the Iceman. Otzi’s body was frozen in ice until it was discovered by a couple hiking in the North Italian Alps in 1991. Since then, nearly every
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