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Swastika on a building in Seoul

Why we shouldn’t ban the swastika

Japanese authorities have mooted a plan to update their maps and replace the swastika with an inoffensive three-tiered pagoda.
Twelve brilliant beauty holiday hacks you will love

12 brilliant beauty holiday hacks you will love

Here are some brilliant holiday hacks that I've collated that will enhance your holiday experience.
Women only carriages in Japan

Are we on track for women-only train carriages in the UK?

Jeremy Corbyn wants to keep British female travellers safe on the train, but some say this is the slippery slope of gender segregation.
Solar Impulse 2 RTW : Second Test Flight AbuDhabi

Could solar powered planes be the future for air travel?

Two Swiss pilots completed the first ever round-the-world flight using only the power of the sun to power their airplane, the Solar Impulse 2.
London phone box

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner… but I doubt it

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner that I love London so, but then again, perhaps it’s because London is just so lovable.
mobile roaming charges

Say adios to astronomical roaming charges

From 30 April 2016, EU regulations will demand networks to lower their roaming charges and from June 2017, all EU roaming charges across the networks will be scrapped altogether.
Airport car park

When good travel plans go bad at the airport

Murphy's law states that if something can go wrong, it will. My airport travel check-list was complete. But then all went wrong. Here's what happened.
Dash robot concierge at the Crown Plaza

Can robots really run our hotels?

Robots are slowly taking over hotels and cruises, but are they actually doing a better job than humans?
new york central park in winter frozen lake

Why New York is a great winter destination – just wrap up warmly

New York between January and February offers better value for money than at any other time of the year and the lack of queues and crowds is blissful.
Astley Clarke Friendship Bracelets

The festival of Rakhi and a symbol of friendship

With the Rakhi festival upon us, all attention turns to the tradition of giving of a friendship bracelet.

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