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14 Sep

The Trans-Siberian Railway Might Soon Take Passengers From London To Tokyo

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A journey on the Trans Siberian Railway is often hailed as the trip of a lifetime, mostly because the 6,152 mile route between Moscow and Vladivostok is believed to be the longest you can take on just one train. Yet the historic railway could soon become even more spectacular, thanks to an ambitious proposal from the Russian government.

Russia has recently announced its plan to link the Trans-Siberian Railway from London to Tokyo, The Independent reports. Beginning in Britain's capital, the 8,400 mile route would take travelers through Germany, Poland, and the Russian mainland before finishing in Hokkaidok, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, where it would link with the Japanese rail network.

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Trans-Siberian Railway in Krabarovsk, Russi

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7 Sep

LVMH Is Transforming This Iconic Paris Garden Into a $71.5 Million Theme Park

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A Paris garden, with a strong fashion link, is to open as a theme park next year following a €60 million (about $71.5 million) redevelopment.
Luxury goods multinational LVMH, which looks after brands including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Fendi, has confirmed it has been given planning permission to convert the 157-year-old Jardin d'Acclimatation into one of France's top amusement parks.

CELEBRATION _ The day before the launch of the complete makeover, the @jardindacclimatation invites visitors to a special day of free entry, rides and entertainment. Rendezvous on Sunday, September 3, to celebrate the future Jardin d’Acclimatation! More information on jardindacclimatation.fr _ #jardindacclimatation #themepark #paris #nature
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Sadly, it won't be fashion-themed, but the 18-hectare space...
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31 Aug

Is Phoenix The Coffee Capital Of The Southwest?

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Arizona’s largest city has long been linked with golf, spas, and desert hikes. Coffee took a backseat as cities like Seattle and Portland enticed folks to sip pour-over, single-origin brew. Now, with a cluster of new indie cafés, Phoenix is poised to be the coffee capital of the Southwest. Inside these new spots, terms like seed-to-cup and fair trade are tossed around as often as sports scores or talk about the weather. And the epicenter of this scene is downtown, where baristas run a long shift roasting beans at dawn and stay open late, catering to artists, students, and downtown dwellers. With a new light rail line from the airport, a new Arizona State University campus, and a mix of condos and apartments popping...
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30 Aug

You Can Visit The Real-Life King’s Landing, But Locals Don’t Want You To

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Now that there’s probably more than a year until the next (and final) season of Game of Thrones comes out, you have time to check out some of the real-life locations for yourself. But if you want to visit the real-life King’s Landing, be wary, because every other Game of Thrones fan has had the same idea. Insane overcrowding has led the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, to crack down on the number of tourists who can visit the area Cersei Lannister calls home.

According to the Telegraph, Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković is set to cap the number of people who can visit each day at just 4,000, which is half of UNESCO's recommendation. That’s because the pedestrian-only medieval section gets overcrowded with visitors.

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29 Aug

OMG, This Mermaid Café Might Be the Most Magical Place on Earth

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They give you a mermaid tail to wear while you eat.

When I grow up, I would like to be a mermaid. In the off chance that that doesn't happen, I at least hope to visit the Mermaid Island Café, a dreamy mermaid-inspired dessert shop in Pathum Thani, Thailand.
This place makes your wildest mermaid fantasies come true. Upon entering, you're given a beautiful mermaid tail to wear as you make your way through the ocean-themed, mostly pink and blue café. I mean, come on:

Hurry up!! Come to join us! We will close this branch of café at Rangsit soon on next Monday 😭 and moving to Si-lom 🌈😫 come and visit us! Please 🙏 #mermaidcafe #cafebkk #bkkcafe #thailandcafe #mermaidthailand #นางเงือก #คาเฟ่...
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28 Aug

You Can Now buy Your Own Private Tropical Island In Australia

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When life gets a little tough, many of us fantasize about running away to live on a tropical island with white sand beaches, turquoise waters and palm trees. But this no longer has to be just a dream – you can now buy your very own tropical island, complete with a four-bedroom house and a caretaker's cottage. However, you may need a fair amount of cash to purchase Victor Island in Mackay, North Queensland, as it's on the market for $2.8 million (AUD $3,500,000). The island has been completely renovated and modernized by the current owners so no repairs need to be done at all. Covering a grand total of 336,910.54 square feet, you'll have lots of space to move around. The island's house comes fully furnished and...
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23 Aug

This Ice Cream Pie Is The Best Dessert We’ve Eaten All Year

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e've been fawning over Tartine Manufactory's desserts since the day they opened, from the peanut meringue cookies to the sticky date pudding. (After all, the San Francisco megabakery-slash-wine-bar-slash-ice-cream-shop-slash-restaurant is one of our Best New Restaurants of 2017.) But we might just have found the one dessert to rule them all.

One of the first things Liz Prueitt wanted to make at the latest outpost of the Tartine empire was an old-style ice cream pie like the ones she grew up eating at Carvel in Brooklyn. Drawing from the summery jams that she and her crew had just put up, she and Tartine Manufactory's pastry chef Samantha Baum dreamed up an PB&J–inspired concoction for which even Prueitt will admit “people kind of go nuts.” Just ask deputy editor Andrew Knowlton; I’ve never heard him so excited...
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21 Aug

9 Of The Best Places In America To Watch Th Tatal Solar Eclipse This August

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This August 21, Americans will experience the first total solar eclipse since 1979 to touch the lower 48. But unless you're in the path of totality, you'll only see a partial eclipse, an experience compared to standing next to the grill and only smelling the steak instead of tasting it for real. With that in mind, here are some of the best places to watch this phenomenal solar event as it makes its way from Oregon down to South Carolina.

Madras, Oregon

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Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 4 seconds Starts At: 10:19 a.m. PDT Madras is located in Oregon's high desert about a 2.5 hour drive southeast of Portland, in the shadow of Mount Jefferson. Come early for the Oregon Solar Fest and stick...
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18 Aug

Flights To Greece Are So Insanely Cheap Right Now

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If you've ever dreamed of a) flying in one of Emirates super luxe airplanes or b) going to Greece, now's the time. Typically, a nonstop flight would set you back $1,000, but thanks to a special airfare sale, that price has dropped to less than $450. Of course, there a few caveats. Currently these fares are only available from Newark Airport to Athens, so if you live outside of the New York area you're out of luck. But if you are, you'll be able to fly to Athens for under $450 basically anytime between October 2017 and May 2018, including Thanksgiving but excluding Christmas and New Year's Eve. To find the cheapest fares, budget travel newsletter Scott's Cheap Flights recommends searching for your dates...
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