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Where to go in June

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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Planning to go tripping in June? In an extract from the January 2010 issue of Lonely Planet Magazine, we've got the best places to head for - and the best place to avoid!

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The Most Dangerous Cities In America

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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Yesterday, the FBI trumpeted the news that violent crime dropped 5.5% in 2010 while reported property crimes fell 2.8% during the depths of the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression. The news, though, is far from positive.

Though most regions of the U.S. saw declines, the Northeast saw an increase in murders (8.3%), forcible rapes (1.4%) and aggravated assaults (0.7%). Why that region was affected by crime more than others isn't clear. Perhaps it was because of the grinding poverty found in some of the area's cities and their high cost of living.

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Worldwide weird: Dine underwater without getting wet

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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The world's first undersea restaurant (complete with a three-person submarine) offers guests an “under-the-top” experience in the Maldives.

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Japan gets on track with new maglev train

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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It's good to get some forward-looking news from Japan: The government is expected to approve a plan for a high-speed maglev (magnetic levitation) train that will eventually run between Tokyo and Osaka and would be the fastest passenger train in the world. The route — the first major maglev route in the world — is set to start construction in 2014 and is currently estimated to cost 8.44 trillion yen.

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A royal honeymoon in the Seychelles

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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After months of secrecy, the news of where Prince William and Kate would spend their honeymoon finally leaked this week. Sources say the royal newlyweds are currently in the Seychelles for a 10-day trip.

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St Petersburg goes back to the future

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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Achingly beautiful St Petersburg, with its baroque palaces and sweeping broad boulevards, seemed immune from the sweeping tides of change remaking the architectural and cultural character of Moscow.

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Living in: Vancouver

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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A shining city of towers and islands, surrounded by beaches and backed by snow-capped mountains, Vancouver is a young city with one ear tuned to the call of the wild and the other to the future.

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The 10 best treks in the world

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, all of these trails offer experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:

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Cities that define our time

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:35
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Cities are chameleonic; their fortunes ebb and flow with the tide of history. Those etched in legend are the ones that have plugged successfully into the zeitgeist of the times and thrown up something culture-defining. Consider Caesar?s Rome, Moorish Granada, Gaudi's Barcelona, or Haussmann's Paris.

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Exotic and Oriental Vacation Spot For Tourism in Thailand – Bangkok

  • March 21, 2014 | 03:34
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Bangkok is a city of diversity and also is an amazing city for people who come to visit this capital of Thailand. There the modern and sophisticated office buildings, Star hotels and malls those are scattered all across the city of Bangkok, there are about 400 heritage cultural temples in this beautiful city. These temples to some may seem to be a little out of place in a modern and fully developed city like Bangkok, which is pretty contrasting in style with the modernity of urban life seen in most western countries, but they are so amazingly lovely that you keep looking at them in awe. Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand has been an ideal choice as a vacation spot, especially for foreigners since many decades.

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