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Fake Venice opens in northeastern China
Fake Venice opens in northeastern China
More delays at Channel Tunnel as power problems persist
More delays at Channel Tunnel as power problems persist
Turkish Airlines plane diverted after fake bomb threat
Turkish Airlines plane diverted after fake bomb threat
Dutch firm offers to repair damage to Rome fountain done by Feyenoord supporters
Dutch firm offers to repair damage to Rome fountain done by Feyenoord supporters
Waste from astronaut rations to power rockets back from space
Waste from astronaut rations to power rockets back from space
Billions of hidden planets may be able to support life
Billions of hidden planets may be able to support life

Driving California's Big Sur

The most evocative drive in the US is historic Highway 1 — particularly the 90–mile segment of it that follows the tremendously scenic Big Sur coast.

Naples: Italy's southern drama queen

Few cities match the raw intensity of Naples. Adored and betrayed in equal measure, its predilection for light and shade, for intensity and immediacy, is its dra

Cornwall: It's wonderful way out west

Despite the influx of luxury, there is time to savour a Cornish cream tea at a seaside café or trawl the rock pools at low tide. The charms of this corner of En

Cheeky seagulls swoop to steal children’s lollipops in Dublin

Cheeky seagulls swoop to steal children’s lollipops in Dublin

Badan Jaran Desert: 4900 km poignant adventure

Badan Jaran Desert: 4900 km poignant adventure

Costa Rica: Coast to coast

Despite its diminutive size, Costa Rica is a study in contrasts and contradictions, and nowhere else in the world are so many types of habitats squeezed into suc

Tokyo: The allure of Akihabara

From multi-storied computer stores to anime-themed cafes, Akihabara is Tokyo's thriving epicentre for electronic goods and otaku (geek) culture alike.

Djemaa el Fna, the beating heart of Marrakesh

At least since the 17th Century, this place has been the heart and soul of Marrakesh, a meeting place for residents of Morocco and tourists from around the world

Thailand's Andaman coast: Where sleeping giants lie

The Andaman Coast deserves superlatives like the tallest karst formations, the softest sands and the bluest water. Phuket, the biggest island, is the region’s

Croatia: Island hopping in the Adriatic

Visiting small islands and larger hot spots, a tour of the magnificent islands in the Adriatic along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast is one of the chief delights

Going underground at the Colosseum

Rome has many great spectacles below street leve and the latest are the underground chambers and passageways at the Colosseum, due to open to the public from lat

Brand new old New York

A nostalgic yearning appears in décor and aesthetic of recently-opened hotels and restaurants. Old New York has become the next big new thing.

Give ducks grapes, lettuce and peas, not bread #8211; plea

Give ducks grapes, lettuce and peas, not bread – plea

Bangkok on bomb alert following courthouse blast

Bangkok on bomb alert following courthouse blast

Neighbourhood spots in the nation's capital

Washington DC is a city known more for monuments and memorials than for local corner bars and pubs. A new class of business is fighting that trend.

The best beaches in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s miles of Pacific and Caribbean coastlines are a beach lover’s dream. Whether you body surf, soak up the rays or dance in the sand, there is a sp

A perfect day in Paris

Spend the day wandering past monuments, downs tree-shaded boulevards, over romantic bridges and watch the world go by from wicker chair-lined café terraces.

Downtime in Silicon Valley

After a killer meeting with Google (or the hot new start-up), it is important to know where to go to cool down in Silicon Valley, the world’s leading venture c

Lonely Planet's top five wildlife parks in South Africa

South Africa is home to penguins, great white sharks and majestic African elephants. The best parks have diverse landscapes that are home to many species seen no

Lonely Planet's top 10 Croatian highlights

Croatia has a glorious Adriatic coastline, a staggering 1,185 islands, traditional fishing villages, a glitzy yacht scene and superb seafood and produce.

Business lunches on the go

Forego the usual lunchtime doldrums on your next city business trip, and head out onto the street for daylight, air-conditioning-free oxygen and a quick bite of

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