(CNN) — A long time ago, Uzbekistan was the beating heart of the world. It sat at the center of the Silk Road, collecting and dispersing luxuries for trade to lands from China and India to the Mediterranean. More importantly, it sent rills of knowledge flowing through its web of trade, everything from algebra to
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Photo courtesy of Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul Spend the night in a historic space From jailhouses and schoolhouses to posh palaces, these historic landmarks have been artfully preserved and given a new life as modern hotels welcoming travelers from around the globe. Photo courtesy of Hotel Figueroa Hotel Figueroa | Los Angeles, California Originally opened
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Solar panels pictured at a tropical hotel resort. Marc Romanelli Businesses need to be singing from the same hymn sheet if they want to make meaningful progress in combatting the climate crisis, said the environmental director of one of Asia’s leading hotel groups, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels. Janice Lao, director of group corporate responsibility
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(CNN) — Florida is my father’s chosen state. He often jokes that he came to Tallahassee to attend FAMU (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University) Law School in 1960 after he saw my mother’s picture in “Jet,” the digest published by Johnson Publishing Company to cover news and general interest stories for African-American readers. True story,
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(CNN) — Chris Gurksy nearly died hang gliding. No, that’s not an exaggeration. There’s a viral video to prove it. Yeah, you read that right: Gursky spent almost four spine-chilling minutes hanging on for his life, the glider soaring high above the ground as Gursky gripped on with a single hand. Thankfully, he lived to
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The worst hotels I’ve ever stayed in are different from the hotels that can be categorised as merely “bad”. To be awarded the accolade of “worst” there has to be an extra-special level of nonchalant awfulness that goes above and beyond your common-or-garden terrible. It’s not simply a matter of sub-par service or fusty rooms
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Contrived. That’s the first word that bubbles into my mind about this spanking new luxury hotel just off Whitehall. It’s not the only word – there are others more flattering, but it’s one I associate with so many new places these days. Springing up from nowhere, appropriating buildings that were never intended as places of hospitality,
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