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Vietnam's Ho Citadel — An unlikely UNESCO World Heritage site

Rather than ignore its Imperialist past, the Vietnamese government is embracing it, seeing the value of celebrating the country's history and welcoming tourism. UNESCO has helped out, designating a total of eight locations as World Heritage sites.

Review: Touring the Bombay Sapphire distillery Special

Laverstoke - Several distilleries and breweries tack on visitor centers. Few are as integrated and interesting as Bombay Sapphire, which takes guests on botanical journey of self-discovery.

'Cure' for Chernobyl children: Sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

Peniche - Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant.

‘Pure of spirit' caretaker required for Spanish hermitage

For anyone who is “pure of spirit” and with a good handle on the Catalan language, a unique job is on offer. A hilltop hermitage is looking for someone to act as a caretaker for a year.

On Lesbos island, tourist comforts clash with migrant needs

Mytil - On the Greek island of Lesbos, a record influx of desperate migrants has left the tourist sector struggling to help out while still trying to keep its normal clientele.

Review: Touring The Grove, Watford's boutique hotel Special

Watford - The Grove is a five star hotel located in Watford, Hertfordshire, close to London. The hotel is commonly used by golfers, like Tiger Woods, and frequented by actors, such as Tom Cruise due to its vicinity to Leavesden film studios.

Review: The history of aircraft on display in London Special

London - Nestled away in a corner of North London is the Royal Air Force Museum. The museum contains vast hangers containing the history of aircraft, from primitive flying contraptions to modern Tornado jets.

Review: RAF Museum — Battle of Britain experience in London Special

London - The Battle of Britain experience is part of the Royal Air Force Museum in London. The museum features many of the aircraft used during the Second World War. This summer Digital Journal paid a visit.

Baby born on flight grows up to work for same airline

A man born on a Turkish Airlines flight bound to Frankfurt, Germany grew up to be a flight attendant for the same airline.

First of two flight recorders from Indonesia jet found near crash

Jakarta - Disaster workers have located one of two electronic flight recorders that could reveal why a Indonesian passenger plane carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency aid for impoverished families crashed in Papua province.

Rescuers rush to mountainous region to find Indonesia plane crash

Jayapura - Scores of emergency workers in Indonesia were rushing Sunday to the mountains of Papua province after a commercial flight was reported missing and villagers reported seeing a plane crash.

More Cubans traveling abroad

Havana - The number of Cubans traveling abroad surged by 23.7 percent last year, according to official statistics published Sunday, an increase prompted by the Communist island's easing of travel restrictions.

Hundreds of flights delayed, canceled in U.S. over air traffic glitch

Washington - Hundreds of flights out of major airports in New York and Washington were delayed or canceled Saturday because of a computer problem at a regional air traffic control center, aviation officials said.

Airline screwup ruins vacation and leaves family stranded

American Airlines and U.S. Airways merged, but their reservation systems are not yet integrated. One unlucky family got caught in the middle and it ruined their dream vacation.
 

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