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Editor’s Note — CNN Travel’s series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy. Singapore (CNN) — With up and coming hipster hoods popping up around the city, Singapore’s veteran creative hub, Arab Street, continues to thrive, morphing
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The Dutch government recently announced that it will invest $390 million (€345 million) in cycling infrastructure to get 200,000 more people commuting by bike in three years’ time. Fifteen routes will be developed into “cyclist freeways” (highways that cater to those on bikes), 25,000 bike parking spaces will be created and more than 60 bike
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(CNN) — Striking an imposing and impressive figure on the edge of the River Danube in the heart of Budapest, Hungary’s Parliament building is one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival and Renaissance Revival architecture in the world today. Ranked among TripAdvisor’s top 15 landmarks, this architectural marvel proved more popular than London’s Big
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(CNN) — Bigger, busier, longer, safer … but not faster. This was another record-breaking year for aviation. In 2018, we flew more, but safety records were higher than ever. The world’s longest flight relaunched, between Singapore and New York, and the first ever direct flight took place between Australia and the UK. We got excited
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(CNN) — You’ve just spent a barrel of cash on it, but is that very expensive whisky actually good to drink? With experts warning that a third of rare Scotch whiskies tested in a laboratory have been found to be fake, it could leave a bitter aftertaste. Twenty-one of 55 whiskies analyzed — estimated to
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(CNN) — The relentless pace of modern life means we all need a breather now and then. But that doesn’t have to mean splashing out on a luxury spa or travel to the Himalayas for a weeklong retreat. From city parks to airplane apartments and temples, here’s our pick of 16 of the most relaxing
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(CNN) — Set in Singapore, this year’s box office hit “Crazy Rich Asians” may be part of the reason why the vibrant island city-state in Asia with a population of 5.5 million seems to have suddenly become a must-visit destination. According to the Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore saw around 17.4 million visitors in 2017, and
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(CNN) — The wintriest of winter getaways is back. As the annual Arctic deep freeze gets underway, Sweden’s ICEHOTEL is opening its frosty doors. And this year its icy rooms are as beautiful as ever. The famous hotel regenerates every year — and for 2018/19 some 15 new have been suites created by a 34
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(CNN) — With its crumbling Nazi-era relics, mysterious Cold War remnants and natural wonders, Germany is packed with breathtaking sights and cultural curiosities that can be found in unexpected corners across the country. While most visitors gravitate toward the major sights, such as the Berlin Wall and the castles of Bavaria, plenty of natural and
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(CNN) — For winter sun, there’s nowhere better than the glimmering city of Dubai. With miles of coastline, Dubai’s beaches range from super simple (just sun, sand and sea) to ultra-luxury. Most public beaches have been built up in recent years, meaning you can expect to find cabanas for changing, spots to grab food and
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(CNN) — If roaming around au natural is your thing and your birthday suit has deep pockets, you can now buy your own 14-acre nudist retreat. Katikati Naturist Park, located in northern New Zealand in the beautiful Bay of Plenty region, is officially on the market. An outdoor oasis surrounded by greenery and a nearby
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(CNN) — It takes just a few bites to see why Din Tai Fung, a Taiwan restaurant chain, has become the world’s most celebrated purveyor of xiaolong bao — pork soup dumplings. To the uninitiated, the plump, ping-pong ball sized dumplings might not look much but each is a tiny, slurpable work of culinary art.
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(CNN) — For most tourists to Spain, a visit to Cordoba isn’t a must. Barcelona and Seville have been luring visitors for decades, keeping Cordoba, a city in the south with a population of around 330,000, relatively off the map. Around a million people visited Cordoba in 2017, whereas Barcelona and Seville saw 8.9 million
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(CNN) — It’s been nearly a decade since ride-sharing app Uber first arrived on the scene, hitting the streets of San Francisco in 2010. Today, in spite of endless controversies and legal battles, it’s available in hundreds of cities worldwide. That’s a lot of rides. So which attractions are Uber’s customers heading to? The app
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(CNN) — It’s the stuff of childhood dreams. As the sun begins to break through the darkness in Laos’ Nam Kan National Park, the cries of wild, black-crested gibbons echo through the jungle air. Crawling out of our mosquito-net covered beds, perched high in wooden treehouses that tower over the jungle floor, we grab our
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(CNN) — Let’s face it: No matter how long you go for, a trip to Hawaii is always going to feel too short. For the adventurous, expeditions that combine beaches and hikes can help make the most of your way-too-short time in this Polynesian paradise. Ehukai Pillbox Hike, Oahu You don’t have to be an
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(CNN) — A more than 4,000-year-old private tomb containing “exceptionally well-preserved” drawings has been discovered south of Cairo, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said the tomb had been discovered at the Saqqara archaeological site and was from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago. The
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(CNN) — Like the legendary curse of the mummy, ancient Egypt refuses to stay buried in the past. Every so often it comes back to life — in the 1920s with the discovery of King Tut’s tomb; in the 1970s with the global tour of those golden masks; and most recently with a flurry of
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