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China and Cuba: a long march (II)

When I first stood in a classroom of Chinese students, enrolled in my seminar on Comparative Socialist Transitions, I was amazed at their age and the range of their careers. In the middle of the suffocating Beijing summer, that class at Renmin University was full, with young people between 18 …

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19 hidden beaches around the world that locals don’t even know about

caption It’s not always easy to find quiet, empty beaches, but it is worth it. source Shutterstock Many beautiful beaches around the world are fairly quiet, secluded hidden gems. Black Island in Palawan, Philippines, has lush foliage and caves that are perfect for underwater exploration. Some beaches, like Hole in …

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Enjoy the sights of the Serengeti at these 5 Texas drive-thru safaris

When you’re ready to tackle an adventure beyond your own backyard, consider an African safari, Texas style. Enjoy the sights of the Serengeti from the comfort of your car when you motor through these Texas drive-thru safaris. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Opened to public tours in 1984, Fossil Rim is …

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Forget Tiger King, Kenya offers the real deal and here’s how to see it in Out of Africa style

Tiger King on Netflix has been stealing all the headlines, with its crazed tales of ‘big cat’ owners in the States. It highlighted the startling statistic that there are more big cats in private ownership in the US than in the wild. It was against this backdrop that I set …

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Victoria Falls slows to a trickle, fuelling fears of climate change

For decades Victoria Falls has drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia to watch southern Africa‘s Zambezi River cascade down 100 metres into a gash in the earth. Key points:Victoria Falls usually attracts millions of tourists but recently many have arrived disappointedNot all scientists categorically blame climate change, but …

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Why we should revisit our favourite destinations once lockdown has lifted

Tamara Lohan MBE is the co-founder and chief executive officer at Mr Mrs Smith, a global travel club known for curating the world’s most unique and beautiful hotels. How do you talk about travel when it’s currently a dirty word? As Covid-19 has spread, I’ve seen our beloved industry fall …

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Three new rides at Water Safari

OLD FORGE, NY — Construction is back under way andthere will be many changes adding color on the hill at Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge, New York with the building of three new rides. The much-anticipated reveal of the three new rides at Enchanted Forest Water Safari for …

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Hotel review: Madikwe Safari Lodge, an all-inclusive way to see the Big Five

As I rolled up to Madikwe Safari Lodge, I wasn’t greeted by a concierge or doorkeeper. Instead, a full-blown welcome party was waiting for my arrival. “Welcome home,” said each of the staff. Now look, the idea of accommodation becoming a home wasn’t exactly one I subscribed to – it’s …

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How to virtually explore Hawaii

After the latest set of measures implemented by Gov. David Ige to halt the spread of coronavirus, everything from Hawaii’s palm-lined beaches to its palatial, open-air shopping malls are temporarily closed to the public. In response to the public health orders, many of Hawaii’s top museums, parks and other top …

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Fairmont hotels and resorts dismisses all employees

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