(CNN) — It’s a classic Lunar New Year scene: Family and friends huddled over a red and gold candy box, unwrapping edible treats and shelling nuts. Though lesser known, these exquisitely decorated containers are as essential a part of the celebration as firecrackers and red envelopes. Every year, families pull them out from the back
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Hong Kong (CNN) — It’s time to say goodbye to the Pig and hello to the Year of the Rat. This year’s Lunar New Year, which marks the beginning of the 15-day Spring Festival in China, begins on January 25. It’s the biggest holiday of the year for many Chinese — and for some the
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More insider guides for planning a trip to Paris 48 hours Hotels Attractions Restaurants Free Nightlife The problem visitors to Paris have is there is just too much to do, from its world-class museums to utterly staggering art galleries. Here is Telegraph destination expert Hannah Meltzer’s guide to the very best experiences in the city,
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Red packets of money will change hands and dragon dances will roar through the streets as people around the world, predominately of Chinese descent, usher in the Year of the Rat. Beyond the usual Lunar New Year traditions, however, is a holiday full of interesting quirks and customs in several destinations around the world. Here
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Flying is often a fundamental element of travel, and airlines and airports have the ability to make or break a trip. So 10Best looked for the best airlines and airline amenities, as well as the best airports in North America that make getting to your destination a pleasure rather than a pain. We asked our
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Mountains make up most of Puerto Rico’s terrain, and La Cordillera Central run nearly the length of the island from east to west — Photo courtesy of Marriott International Puerto Rico is a vibrant land of pristine beaches, swaying palms, moody cartoon clouds, flitting butterflies and coquí frogs that create a high-pitched chorus locals claim
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The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, consisting of channels, weirs and dams built from volcanic rocks, is one of the world’s most extensive and oldest aquaculture systems, according to UNESCO. Constructed by the Gunditjmara people more than 6,600 years ago, it is older than Egypt’s pyramids. While the aquatic system was known to archaeologists — it
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When the summer months come around, campers start gettting excited to carry on with their long-awaited hiking trips. Of course, every trip would be incomplete without a great selection of high-quality essential gear. Forget the cool gadgets for camping, these are the essentials, the must haves for camping and hiking. Packing for a camping trip also depends on
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​From the fun of Sin City to the jaw-dropping beauty of the national parks, this scenic route packs amazing sights and tastes into a manageable itinerary. From the fun of Sin City to the jaw-dropping beauty of the national parks, this scenic route packs amazing sights and tastes into a manageable itinerary. If you’re looking
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