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MandaLao: Is this Laos’ most responsible elephant retreat?

(CNN)A trip to MandaLao elephant camp is a different experience to visiting a typical elephant camp in Laos or Thailand. Instead, the humans simply observe as these huge mammals splash ...

Hilly Lisbon launches electric bike share system in bid to solve congestion

The centre of Lisbon is notoriously hilly, stopping many people from choosing cycling as a form of transport. Can e-bikes encourage an uptake of pedal power? Wander around Lisbons ...

‘World first’ statue of Jane Austen to be unveiled

London (CNN)It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is a novelist loved across the world. The life-sized bronze figure was created by sculptor Adam Roud as part ...

Woman delays flight with ‘lucky’ coin-throw into engine

Beijing (CNN)Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills…and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China’s notorious flight delays. “The passenger, ...

Amsterdam Red Light District: How the city cleaned up its sleazy center

(CNN)It was raw and in-your-face, sleazy yet seductive, but Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District has been cleaned up and a new character is emerging. In 2008 Mayor Job Cohen ...

Vesak Day: Celebrating the life of Buddha

(CNN)Every spring, thousands of monks gather at the ancient Borobudur Temple in Java, Indonesia, on the most important day on the Buddhist calendar: Buddha Day. Robe-clad monks circle ...

Concrete thinking’s in fashion at Brussels’ brutalist Jam Hotel

Budget hotels always offer basic, boxy rooms, but not many are as creative as this alternative gem in the Belgian capital Brussels is a city of grand townhouses and art nouveau. Yet ...

The Ghan expedition exploring Australia’s great ‘in-between’

From Darwin, through Katherine, Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and finally to Adelaide, the train journey offers travellers something different each day In the boundless island continent ...

How to experience Hanoi through the eyes of a local, for free

Hanoi (CNN)I’m standing in a dark, large room in Hanoi’s Hoa Lo Prison, where Vietnamese prisoners were once held by the French. Mental strength was key for these prisoners, ...

9 of the greatest rivalries from breakfast to best Australian city

(CNN)There are great rivalries and there are Great Rivalries — and we all know the difference between the two. Athens vs. Sparta. Ali vs. Frazier. Adolescence vs. Orthodontistry. ...

How mahjong is changing with the times in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (CNN)“The setting sun’s endlessly endearing, but the light of day is disappearing,” says Ho Sau Mei, one of Hong Kong’s last mahjong tile carvers. The ...

Most beautiful places in France for travelers to explore

(CNN)Always dedicated to travel in France, we’re looking back on this gallery of gorgeous France travel destinations to commemorate Bastille Day. Actually, there are many reasons. ...
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