(CNN) — It’s the spectacular Incan citadel in the Andes Mountain range that’s on everyone’s bucket list — but access to Machu Picchu is becoming more strictly regulated. It’s no great surprise — the Peruvian landmark regularly has hordes of visitors lining up to explore the Inca ruins and officials are trying their best to
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For the past week heavy snowfall has left large areas of Austria paralysed and its ski areas struggling to cope. On Saturday three men were killed in an avalanche near the resort of Lech in the Arlberg ski area – one of the places worst affected by the recent storms. The search for a fourth
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On a morning run through Sydney, the world feels somewhat enchanted. A sleeping city eases into action, as long shadows spill across the dancing fountain of Hyde Park and the faces of historic, neighboring buildings. Chairs fill at a sunny-side cafe, while other residents grab an aromatic cup of fuel to go. Scenic Sydney Harbour
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(CNN) — The past few years have been huge for South Korean pop music. Although the nation’s music industry has been going strong since the 1990s, more recently K-pop has managed to make serious inroads in other parts of the world. The year 2017 in particular saw history made via the seven-member group BTS. They
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Never mind Queen of Scots, surely Mary Stuart was the original Queen of Soaps? Her dramatic, disastrous life – liberally soaked in blood, ambition, political intrigue and doomed romance, is proof that poor decisions make great stories. As evidenced by director Josie Rourke’s new film exploring the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth I, hitting screens
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There are some spectacular rail journeys out there, you know. From the Flying Scotsman to a ‘Flavours of Tuscany’, here are some of the most magnificent rail tours for 2019.  1. Inlandsbanan, Sweden Sweden’s Inlandsbanan traverses what is described as the continent’s last wilderness of untouched forests and lakes. The 663-mile (1,067km) railway from Mora
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(CNN) — Ten years after what came to be known as the “Miracle on the Hudson,” it’s still amazing that everyone aboard US Airways Flight 1549 survived. This week marks the 10th anniversary of arguably the most famous emergency landing in modern aviation history. Shortly after pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took off from New York’s
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