Travel

What to do and not to do while travelling to other countries

Don’t unwrap flowers before you give them as a gift: “Germans do this.” Don’t ask people about church: “Most attend none, and asking this is seen as intrusive, rude and downright weird.” Don’t expect special treatment: “People are very informal here and being on a first-name-basis with anyone short of the King is the norm.

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10 Prime Locations for a Vacation Home

Owning a vacation home is a luxury some people can only dream about, given the high cost of real estate in many parts of the country. But not all markets are priced out of reach. In quite a few vacation destinations around the country, a home can be purchased for $325,000 or less — often far less. The property can ...

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If we won the lottery, here’s where we’d travel

Trips for the super-rich We’ve all played this game: where would I go if I won the lottery? From private jet safaris to renting your very own island in the Maldives, here are just a few of the extravagant getaways we’d book if we came into a few hundred million…

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A Village in Russia disappears every night

The village of Shoina is spread over several tens of kilometres along the White Sea coast beyond the Arctic Circle and 1,400 kilometres north of Moscow. It was founded in 1930 as a huge base for the fishing industry, producing a variety of canned fish. The port hosted literally hundreds of cargo ships

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