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  • A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

    Jul 17, 2018 | 01:45 am

    ATHENS - "The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

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  • Boat tragedyspurs safetyoverhaul

    Jul 16, 2018 | 16:00 pm

    Chinese ambassador Lyu Jian on Monday thanked the Thai government, rescue workers and support teams for their collaborative efforts in rescuing survivors and retrieving the bodies of Chinese victims after two tour boats sank off the coast of Phuket on July 5.

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  • Fruit picking grows in popularity among visitors to Japan

    Jul 16, 2018 | 07:54 am

    TOKYO: Tourist farms in Japan have been attracting hordes of foreign visitors who are placing fruit picking high on their travel itineraries as the global reputation of Japanese fruit grows.

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  • Last 'Phoenix' victim still lost at sea

    Jul 12, 2018 | 19:00 pm

    Authorities failed on Thursday to retrieve the body of the 47th and final victim from the tour boat Phoenix, which sank in the waters off Phuket following a storm last week.

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  • LUCERNE: Switzerland's Alpine tourism paradise

    Jul 12, 2018 | 01:04 am

    A good way to start your Lucerne holiday is with a look from afar, and the best place for this is atop nearby Mt Pilatus, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the city and surrounding area. During summer months there are plenty of hiking and walking routes that lead to the top, or you can hop aboard the Pilatus Bahn, Europe's steepest functioning cog-wheel railway, with...

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