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Stars in the sky and on the silver screen, trips to the beach and a cemetery, plus a stroll with a local actor who calls himself the people walker LA delivers the goods for our west coast writer Hollywood movie magic Watch a movie at the Aero in Santa Monica, or the Egyptian in Hollywood: […]

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After canoeing round deserted coves and spearfishing with the lighthouse keeper, Kevin Rushby is tempted to stay on beautiful Lastovo island forever Mladin, keeper of the lighthouse, was outside his cottage, cleaning his speargun. It was a beautiful scene: rocky headlands and blue sea, deep and mysterious. Mladin pointed to the bay below. In spring, […]

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While the local population dwindles, passengers from giant cruise ships continue to flood into La Serenissima. So how are locals trying to save the city? A monster cruise ship meets a giant octopus and crashes into the Rialto bridge, provoking a tsunami. Its an apocalyptic vision of Venice. The message of Stop the Madness, Philip […]

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Chicagos new American Writers Museum has given the nation a fitting centre to celebrate the influence of its literature, and with Hemingways birthplace also in town, the city makes for a great literary trip Admirers of the great American novel have a treat in store, as the first museum devoted to US writers opened in […]

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Donald Trump and other G7 leaders meet in Taormina this week. How will this already tourist-choked town famous for its beauty and ancient ruins cope? Tucked away on a natural terrace between rocks and water in Sicilys east coast, the historic town of Taormina is gaining international prestige as it prepares for an upcoming global […]

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(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 the 9th-century temple — the world’s largest Buddhist temple and a UNESCO heritage site — to meditate, chant sutras and release an ocean of glowing lanterns into […]

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The Lava Centre, a new interactive attraction in the shadow of the infamous Eyjafjallajkull volcano, will bring to life the fiery heart of Iceland A new attraction exploring Icelands unique and volatile geology is to launch next month. new ice cave in the form of a 400-metre circular corridor, was cut into the heart of […]

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Pollution means Indias most famous monument is in urgent need of a thorough clean, but tour operators fear that the work may put off visitors The Taj Mahal, Agras near four-century-old monument to love, is beginning to show its age. Air pollution is turning its ivory-white surface yellow. The heavily contaminated river Yamuna, on the […]

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