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A week on the road in North Korea

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The Kaema Plateau, the “Roof of Korea,” is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War. It’s now a truck stop.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spanish town hopes for ‘Game of Thrones’ tourism boost

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Fans of the “Game of Thrones” fantasy TV series are flocking to the historic Spanish town of Osuna, where part of its fifth season is being filmed, fueling hopes the show will deliver a lasting tourism boost.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pyongyang races to complete new airport in hopes of attracting tourists

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Pyongyang isn’t exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea’s top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new airport.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

PH in Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to travel in 2015

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Intramuros now is still full of ruins, slums and abandoned buildings, a lost city in what most politicians call the dying city of Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has been recognized by an internationally recognized travel guide as one of the top 10 best countries to visit in 2015.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Moscow hotel goes ‘halal’ in bid to woo Muslim visitors

No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special “halal” service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim world.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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