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Colourful Gunma & Niigata

There are precious few countries that celebrate the simple things in life as much as the Japanese. Joy is almost a mandate, and lucky are those who visit this delightful part of the world. Naturally, most of the focus is on Tokyo, and rightly so, but one of the best things in life…

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It’s not an illusion….

.....  it's an Ilyushin IL-96-300 from Madrid, touching down in Havana, Cuba. And the blogger here is rather pleased. It's less about the flight and more about the aircraft, the Ilyushin il-96-300. In some countries, the idea of Russian planes and the country of Cuba get sabers rattling and spittle splattering in all directions.…

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Two miles per minute

By any measurement, two miles a minute is fast, and you're probably expecting this to be some kind of experimental speed measurement. Or maybe it's the latest idea from Elon Musk, a rocket tunnel under the sands of Nevada. Or could it be some other as-yet unknown vehicle where you need to wear…

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Massive mining machines

This post is not only interesting and enlightening (let alone unusual for a travel site,) but it's also fun. When did you ever think that Massive Mining Machines could be fun? In most applications, it would be considered to be as dry as a bone. But, happily, that will not happen here,…

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Time travel in Venezuela

We love writing about history. It's like an onion, where the more you peel, the more you find the prize. And we are well and truly blessed nowadays to have history at our fingertips, at the end of a remote control. Discovering new editions of historical topics is one of the best…

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Premium Economy: be happy?

Not too far in the past, Premium Economy was an almost achievable goal for those with heady aspirations. With business class becoming more difficult to justify, as they resemble first class, the profitable premium economy class cabins are slowly-but-surely taking over as the more reasonable choice for passengers who dislike the almost Dickensian choices in…

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