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Set in Heilongjiang Province in northern China, it’s the world’s biggest snow and ice festival and features plenty of spectacular installations and activities. The annual festival officially runs from January 5 to February 5 but some attractions open to visitors before the opening ceremony, including the most popular of them all — the Harbin Ice
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Why go? Olden, at the end of the 66-mile Nordfjord, is an easy gateway to some of Norway’s finest scenery, not least its glaciers. A wealth of nature-related tours leave from the port, which is an increasingly common stop on fjord cruises. The Loen Skylift cable car, opened in 2017, has added to the excursion
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With a quarter of the federal government employee workforce beginning 2019 out of work or working without a paycheck, agencies from the National Park Service to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Smithsonian museums are feeling the pinch. Unlike some previous government shutdowns, in which national parks closed entirely, gates have remained opened under the
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The casual visitor to Hawaii may be surprised to learn that a number of French chefs have been reimagining the islands’ cuisine by incorporating a variety of ingredients and culinary techniques that are traditionally associated with France. This blending of distinct cooking styles has resulted in the creation of some delectable specialties that speak “aloha”
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(CNN) — The long, dark sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see, towards a horizon of snow-capped beaches. At first, the huge wave breaking over the ice patches that dot the waterline is hardly noticeable — until the icy brine crashes at our feet before withdrawing into the waters of the North
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(CNN) — Whether you want to relax on a beach in the Caribbean, hike the world’s most famous canyon, explore ancient ruins, eat world-famous cuisine or learn more at historically significant sites this year, CNN Travel has the right spot for you. Several of our 19 places to visit in 2019 are bouncing back after
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Be grateful for David Attenborough and his breed. Thanks to them, we know it’s hard work to go on safari. All those dawn starts; having your bottom spanked on game drives by the seat of an ancient four-wheel drive; searching in the bush for animal poop; and the slow lowering of the guide’s binoculars, signalling
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(CNN) — Whether you find yourself in a no-frills kocsma filled with beer-swilling old timers, an elegant cocktail lair or one of Budapest’s quirky ruin pubs jammed with tourists, the Hungarian capital’s drinking scene has one constant. Countless times throughout the night, the bartender will reach for the same distinctive, round-bellied bottle. The inky, amber-tinted
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(CNN) — Can’t make it to Times Square on New Year’s Eve? Worry not — chances are there’s a celebration closer to your home. Communities across the United States are ringing in 2019 with homegrown variations on New York’s legendary ball drop. Celebrating with bologna or beach balls may be a far cry from watching
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“The river that dwarfs all others”. Earth’s Great Rivers doesn’t mince words as it begins a consecutive three-night run on BBC Two tonight (January 1). And the river with that accolade? That’ll be the Amazon – the Nile, which might argue the case, and the Mississippi make up the rest of the series. Narrated by
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