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  1. Magazines - Money - TRAVEL

    Out of this world

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:28pm by Denise Tsang

    ... this year via Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Another space tourism firm, Amsterdam-based Space Expedition Corp (SXC), will launch soon afterwards. The cost of admission into the astronauts’ club is a minimum US$100,000 for a 60-minute space tour on SXC. Virgin Galactic’s 120-minute tour costs US$250,000. Since Virgin Galactic was launched in 2005, about 600 people round the world have placed ...

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    Book review: The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... be concluded". The posthumous publication of The Broken Road is something of a stand-in for the long, long awaited third volume. It is assembled by his biographer, Artemis Cooper, and British writer ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Daniel Allen

    ... bark. As an introduction to Burmese culture, Bagan has been a revelation, and I'm sorry to be leaving so soon. Famous British author and one-time resident Rudyard Kipling summed things up ...

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    Travellers' checks

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Family footsteps More widely travelled than any British prime minister before him, Winston Churchill first went overseas aged nine, on a trip to Paris, France, in 1883. His travels ended 80 years later with a Mediterranean cruise, in 1963. Churchill's travels are the subject of a book by his granddaughter, Celia Sandys, first published in 2003, ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hiroshima: an open secret

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:12pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... gravel and enigmatic islands of rock. But what exactly do they represent? Zen expert D.T. Suzuki maintained that Japanese gardens express the spirit of Zen. "It's not something you can ... 1,000 maples, koi ponds, islands, waterfalls, cherry trees, iris and hydrangeas, ensuring that- barring December- there's a different natural wonder to savour each month. Even without ...

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    Travellers' checks

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:11pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... locations that are relevant to the former president. As well as ones to places such as Robben Island (top), the map provides links to 15 lesser-known points of interest, where visitors can obtain ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Sleeping beauty: lazy ‘Burmese days’ in Mawlamyine

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:30am by David Eimer

    ... as Burma and was part of the British empire, while Mawlamyine, which the British called Moulmein, was one of the busiest ports in Southeast Asia. The elephants that once loaded prized teak onto ... creation, albeit one that until recently housed political prisoners and Rohingya refugees. British writer Rudyard Kipling passed through Mawlamyine in 1889 and his brief visit provided ...

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    Hot spots: One&Only, Cape Town

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:20pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... of it (above). What's the resort like? It's huge. So big in fact that there's an island in the middle and a full range of accommodation, near the buzz of the restaurants and hotel lobby (above) or out by the pool (right). The vibe is friendly but not so laid-back that it's all hanging out. This is celebrity-spotting territory and casual means cool. What's on the island ...

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    Travellers' checks

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:19pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Up north Sunny Sanya and the sandy southern shores of Hainan island have seen a rash of new high-end hotels and resorts in the past decade, but Haikou, in the north, ... "Hawaii of China" slogan used to sell the rest of the island, Haikou is an interesting little city, with a good selection of 19th-century European-style architecture (Britain and France both ...

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    Travellers' checks

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:31am by Adam Nebbs

    ... per person. For more details, visit www.coxandkingsusa.com. All fired up Robert Pearsall, one-time architect to the London Fire Brigade, designed more than a dozen of the British ... Airways, TLX Travel's Koh Samui Luxury Package offers a choice of some of the island's better resorts from HK$8,270 per person (twin share). This price will buy you three nights ...




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