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Xochimilco—the “Flower Garden”

Mexico is nothing if not diverse, exciting, colourful, passionate, full of history and an endless supply of enjoyment. In southern Mexico City, a gritty working-class neighborhood gives way to the famous canals of Xochimilco, the last remnants of a vast water transport system built by the Aztecs. Colorful gondola-like boats take visitors on cruises…

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From London to Peru: 7 of the best Chinatowns around the world

Few cultures have left such a tangible mark on the world’s biggest cities. While the first Chinatown popped up in Manila in the 1500s, dozens more appeared around the globe in the 19th and 20th centuries. From Bangkok to New York, these often hard-hit ‘hoods have endured over the years, morphing from immigrant enclaves to…

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What you need to know before your summer trip to Mexico

Summer 2022 is approaching, and now that we've got the hang of safety measurements and procedures, we can safely start planning our next travel adventure. This year, many Americans are traveling south to Mexico, our neighboring country. According to official Mexico City airport arrival data, Americans are the second largest group visiting the capital after…

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See the home of bubble tea

Taipei is the cosmopolitan capital city of Taiwan, and a surprising mix of futuristic modernism and ancient tradition. Home to 2.6 million citizens, it’s a city that never sleeps with renowned night markets featuring arguably some of the most amazing street food in the world. The Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei [] It’s…

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You can be a speedboat captain. Here’s how.

Most of us are willing - and sometimes champing at the bit - to be able to do things that we're not usually supposed to do. Hang-gliding through enemy airspace is one, and that's just silly. But here's one that's not. Be a captain for a day and tick off this amazing bucket-list experience. Renting…

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Where can you see a drive-in volcano?

St. Lucia, that's where! St. Lucia is proof that all islands are not created equal. Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, it’s the only country named after a female historical figure—but that’s not its only claim to fame. [] The island’s natural, unspoiled beauty has helped St. Lucia earn the distinction of being awarded the…

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Remain in Spain again

You probably already know that when people flock to Europe, Spain is the most chosen destination. And that's no surprise, of course, as it simply seems to have what people want. An overabundance of sunshine, history, diverse countryside, criminally hip cities and a natural cuisine (not to mention wine) that all goes into a melting…

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Cheaper than a Butterbrot

A butterbrot is a lecker and versatile sandwich in Germany. The Germans have devised dozens of ways of preparing this staple. Rye bread, perhaps served with cheese, sweet toppings or a slice of sausage. Sometimes, for breakfast it tends to be sweet and can be marmalade, jam, honey, chocolate spread, hazelnut spread, or the less common peanut butter. In any instance,…

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I’m covid-nervous. Where can I travel?

Even though the world - more or less - appears to be out of the woods when it come to Covid and how it keeps popping up its ugly little head, many of us are still reluctant to commit to a holiday, even though we really need one in the worst way. So what can…

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