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Armchair Traveler — The smoked mummies of Papua New Guinea

Across the ages and around the world, death and mourning practices have almost always reflected the social position held by the deceased. From preserving the body, to cremation, there are many practices humankind has used to show our respect for the dead.

Going to USA? How to get U.S. ESTA entry approval without a hitch

Like many of you, I'm planning my holidays, and I intended to go the U.S. this year. I haven't been for a while, and luckily I found out some new information about entry requirements. If I hadn't seen it, it would have meant me being refused entry.

Op-Ed: Vancouver — ‘Lotus land’ where the mountains meet the sea Special

Vancouver - Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.

Watch scary plane landings under high winds at Madeira Airport

Madeiras - The video shows extreme landing tactics skilled pilots were forced to adopt over the weekend at the Madeira Airport due to threatening heavy crosswinds.

Yellowstone bison gores teenage girl posing for photo

A Taiwanese exchange student visiting Yellowstone National Park with her host family was gored by one of the park's bison on Friday afternoon. Her injuries, while serious, were not life-threatening.

Spring at West Lake, China Special

Hangzhou - West Lake in Hangzhou, China has been the setting of history, poetry, and romance for 2,000 years. Walk with me through garden paths, over stone bridges, islands, pagodas, and tiled courtyards to celebrate spring.

Amtrak train engineer worked on Bay Area commuter railroad

San Carlos - The engineer operating a speeding Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday, killing eight passengers in Philadelphia, was a driver for a busy San Francisco Bay Area commuter line a few years ago.

China's perplexing problem with passengers opening plane doors

When traveling by air, most of us know we are not to touch the emergency doors, unless of course, there is an emergency. But China has a most unusual problem airlines are now dealing with. Passengers won't leave the emergency doors alone.

Tourists in court for cheeky nude snaps at Cambodia's Angkor

Phnom Penh - Three tourists appeared in a Cambodian court Monday accused of taking photographs of their bare bottoms inside the country's famed Angkor temple complex, an official said on Monday.
 

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