Unexpected destination: Christmas shopping and bizarre architecture in Hannover

The Christmas markets of Düsseldorf and Cologne are flattened by Dutch people. If you want something else, travel a little further to Hannover. A city with many faces, because besides that Christmas shopping and mulled wine you can also go to the fun Linden district, admire modern art in a large museum or amaze you about the lost glory of a huge residential and shopping centre.

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French ‘shock traffic light’ conquers Europe

Anyone who ignores the red light at a pedestrian crossing in Paris is likely to almost literally scare themselves to death. Now Germany also wants to introduce these ‘shock traffic lights’.

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Tourists stunned: famous waterfall now but soulless ray of water

Global warming exposes a new wound: the once illustrious waterfall Victoria Falls dries up to a soulless ray of water. Tourists are disappointed, for local entrepreneurs the consequences can be much greater

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11 of the best Caribbean islands for nature lovers and thrill-seekers

The smaller sibling in the Saint Kitts and Nevis Federation, Nevis is similarly dominated by a volcano. Simply known as Nevis Peak, this benign-looking volcano, draped in green, has entranced all those that set eyes on it, from Christopher Columbus to Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Amsterdam more popular with tourists than Barcelona and Berlin

Forget Barcelona, Milan, Vienna and Berlin. Visit Amsterdam. Our capital is more popular with foreign tourists than these other major European tourist cities.
This is shown by figures from market research firm Euromonitor. They released the ‘Top 100 City Destinations’ this month, based on the amount of tourists spending at least 24 hours in a city after arriving.

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The Best Places to Visit in December for Holiday-Themed Fun

The last month of the year is probably our most festive, as we immerse ourselves in the holiday season (time to dust off those ugly Christmas sweaters!). In addition to fun holiday-themed stuff, there are plenty of other things going on in December, including festivals, art fairs, and winter adventures. Here are some ideas for things to do and places to visit this December. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year!

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NatGeo Traveler’s picks for best trips of 2020 span Hungary, China, Africa and the Balkans

National Geographic Traveler has released its list of the best trips to take in 2020, a list that includes one of the darkest outdoor places on the planet, an elephant haven in Africa and an off-the-radar hiking path that forms part of Europe’s first long-distance trail.

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Star Wars attractions among the year’s best in theme park experiences

Attractions like Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the first Warner Bros. world-branded theme park in Abu Dhabi and the Star Wars galaxies at Disneyland in California have been named among the best theme park attractions of the year.

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Egypte toont vol trots dertig prachtig versierde sarcofagen

De bijzondere vondst wordt getoond aan belangstellenden.

De dertig houten sarcofagen, die eerder deze week nabij de Egyptische stad Luxor werden gevonden, zullen volgend jaar in het Groot Egyptisch Museum worden tentoongesteld. Het ministerie van Oudheden heeft de historische vondst zaterdag officieel aan publiek getoond.
Begin deze week vonden archeologen de dertig sarcofagen in Asasif, dicht bij de wereldberoemde Vallei der Koningen (kaartje: zie onder). In de kisten liggen de mummies van waarschijnlijk de familieleden van hogepriesters

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Try these tips to get great travel photos

The path to better photography is the same as a musician’s route to Carnegie Hall: practice, practice, practice.

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