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Rio de Janeiro aims to become world capital of gay tourism

The theatre lights dim and a Brazilian supermodel takes to the stage, tanned legs emerging from a skintight miniskirt. In the audience, an A to Z of Rio de Janeiro‘s great and good: pop stars, sports stars, soap stars and … Continue reading

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On holiday with Indiana Jones

What’s the attraction? Thirty years ago this month, Indiana Jones burst on to the big screen for the first time in Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg. The creation of George Lucas, “Indy” was the world’s coolest … Continue reading

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La ciudad matrioska

Cuando has oído hablar mucho de un lugar o una obra de arte y por fin la ves, te parece pequeña. Le pasa a quien ve, por fin, La Gioconda en el Louvre o La Pietá de Miguel Ángel en … Continue reading

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Thailand wants Buddha tattoo ban for tourists

Tourists visiting Thailand should be barred from getting culturally insensitive Buddhist tattoos, the culture ministry says. Niphit Intharasombat, the culture minister, said residents have complained that tattoo parlours are etching sacred images of Buddha and other religious images on to … Continue reading

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Kiruna, la ville qui disparaît

Se rendre jusqu’à Kiruna n’est qu’une question de patience. Dix-sept heures d’un train au départ de Stockholm qui fend un paysage —forcément enneigé— où les bouleaux et les sapins finissent par s’imposer comme la seule distraction visuelle. A la descente … Continue reading

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Kashmir: Paradise once again?

  At Kashmir’s Royal Springs golf course, Javed Ahmed looked through the large glass windows of the clubhouse on to the manicured fairways. The official was understandably proud; the course has been voted the best in India and one of … Continue reading

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Brussels’ best cafe bars

  Cafe Quentin … ‘more Parisian than a real Parisian cafe’. Photograph: John Brunton The Belgian capital may be famous for its beers and "moules frites", but there are a lot more exciting venues to discover than pubs and bistrots. … Continue reading

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