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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... was once the finest in the Soviet Union, but by the end of the 20th century its best days were far behind it, and in 2004- in a move heavily criticised by many- it was demolished. Aside from ... Adam Nebbs Adam Nebbs Soviet style Its asymmetrical facade a Soviet-era monument to Stalin-inspired fears and indecision (the architect is said to have been unsure which design had been ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:52pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... Kong residents holding British and other Western passports were left to the mercies of the Kazakhstan consulate and its long, soviet-style list of visa requirements. Now, the Kazakh government ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    UK passport office chief apologises for 'distress' over delays

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by DANNY LEE

    ... worse as HMPO's main union is threatening to strike over the issue. Public and Commercial Services Union representative Mike Jones said members would be balloted for strike action if HMPO ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Deauville's advocate

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:46pm

    ... Yakovlev fighter plane to inspire him as he flew into battle, fuelled by a few glasses of the strong stuff. Sadly, Lefevre, who would posthumously become a Hero of the Soviet Union, didn’t last ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Out for the count: Hitching a ride in Transylvania

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 10:28pm by Tim Pile

    ... 25 years ago the country was under the Soviet sphere of influence. Horses and carts outnumber motorised vehicles, dwellings have a forlorn, neglected appearance and there's a general ... in the European Union. A flood of impoverished welfare applicants are expected to arrive in western Europe, according to some commentators, but the youngsters I speak to have no plans to leave. "We ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Peace & quiet: Kosovo Macedonia and Albania

    Posted Jan 25th 2014, 11:12pm by Tim Pile

    ... from the Greek holiday island of Corfu arrive on whirlwind tours. As a result, "Gjiro" may get a British pub before it gets an art gallery. Albania aspires to join the European Union ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Dropping the ball

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... of Tiananmen proportions surrounded by sturdy Soviet structures. Locals come here in droves to relax and shop. They also come to protest – as up to a million did during the orange revolution, in 2004. ... mediaeval structure was demolished by the Soviets in the 1930s. The gleaming onion domes have a fairy tale appeal that is more than matched inside, where shafts of sunlight illuminate the nave. It’s ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The bright side

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by David Kootnikoff

    ... boulevards take you past relics of the Soviet Union and the childhood home of The King and I star Yul Brynner. Revolution Square, the heart of the city, may not be quite as large as Moscow's Red ... tigers and every September, the city hosts the Tiger Day celebration. During Soviet times, Vladivostok was closed to foreigners and all Russian citizens not holding special permits. The city ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hitting the spot

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... growers have a lot of catching up to do,” says Fang. A lot of expertise was lost when the region’s coffee plantations lay fallow for nearly 30 years. Before China and the Soviet Union fell out ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Insurance seller in Luxor tragedy to remind clients of exclusions

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Balloon tragedy in Luxor is a timely reminder A teachers' union that is a licensed insurance seller will remind clients to read the exclusion clauses when buying travel policies, a senior officer says. The Professional Teachers' Union was responding to criticism in the aftermath of a hot-air balloon accident in Luxor, Egypt, in February ...




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