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  1. News - China - TRAVEL

    China 'considering' building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:26am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Entire trip would take two days and run through Siberia China is considering plans to build a high-speed railway line to the US, the country’s official media has reported. ... four times the length of the Channel Tunnel which connects France and England. According to the state-run China Daily, the tunnel technology is “already in place” and will be used to build ...

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    Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Christopher Dewolf, Bernice Chan, DARREN WEE

    ... crumbling stone houses next to painstakingly preserved buildings. Albergue SCM (Calcada da Igreja de S. Lazaro, 8, tel: +853 2852 2550) is the main destination, a canary-yellow villa shaded by giant ...

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    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... The Peninsula Paris occupies what was originally the Hotel Majestic, on Avenue Kléber, a couple of blocks south of the Arc de Triomphe. The hotel website mentions a few of the building's historical ...

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    Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... and gorgeous gardens took more than 30 years to complete. The buildings are modelled on famous temples from different eras in Kyoto, Nikko and elsewhere, so it's like taking a stroll through ...

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    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... and suites, the set-up appears to be surprisingly boutique for such a large building. Further Western decadence is offered in the form of a personalised butler service and a bar named after Louis XIII ...

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    Conservation starters: Cape Town

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Martin Williams

    ... limestone imported from southern England, Greek-style columns adorn the entrance and the roof is topped by a clock tower modelled on London's Big Ben. Historic buildings close by include the Victorian-era Drill Hall; the General Post Office, which dates from 1940; and the Old Mutual Building, which, I later learn, is the best example of African-inspired art-deco architecture in South ...

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    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Escape to Provence Domaine de Manville, a new and rather idyllic-looking hotel, opens later this month in Provence, France, near the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence (top), about 45 minutes' drive from Marseille. The privately owned (by people local to the area) property comprises three ancient farm buildings, containing 30 rooms and suites, ...

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    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:03pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... more than 100 buildings. Limited size, limited directional control and very limited options in the case of fire meant that hot-air ballooning developed as a recreational sport and sightseeing ... and lounges. The building- part Disneyland, part Castle Frankenstein- appears to have been mostly unused since it was constructed (to improve the local fung shui, according to some), with the main ...

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    Weird and wacky: the hidden wonders of Tokyo nightlife

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:27pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... — in Shibuya: a warren of tiny bars in old pre-war buildings. If they're not too full, check out the birdhouse-like Amulet D, or my personal favourite, Saya, where the bartender is also a sushi ...

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    Diamond in the dust: a tour of India's desert museum

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:27pm by AMBIKA BEHAL

    ... ancestors were wealthy," he says. They were aristocrats who worked for the Mandawa royal family, resulting in a grant of land to build a luxurious home in proximity to the castle. I sip ...




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