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Shinkansen – The Japanese Train That Outclasses Most Airlines

On the 16th November 2017, the Tsukuba Express train, running between Tokyo and Tsukuba, closed its doors and departed Minami Nagareyama Station, just north of Tokyo, at exactly 09:22 and 20 seconds. If you’ve never been to Japan, you may think this is fantastically precise – which of course it is, but it’s also typical […]

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Why There’s Nothing Silly About Scilly, England’s Sub-Tropical Island Getaway

When I first see it, I don’t believe it. I rub my eyes hard. The wind’s strong on this late Spring afternoon and the tears are streaming down my cheeks – so maybe that’s it. Young eyes can play tricks. I wipe them and squint harder. Nope. It’s definitely a palm tree. “That’s a palm

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“What Do You Mean It’s Uncooked?” The Delicious (And Occasionally Alarming) World Of Sushi

It’s an easy mistake to make. If you’re on a trip to Japan and step into a restaurant for something to eat, you’ll probably want to try the sushi. It’s what Japanese cuisine is most famous for, so of course you’ll be trying it.  You run your gaze down the counter, looking for tiny plates

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Rebuilding The Fifties: How Havana’s Classic Cars Became Uniquely Cuban

After the tenth classic American car in a row cruises past, you know something’s going on. This is part of Havana’s otherwordly vibe. Yes, you know about Cuba’s turbulent history in relation to its superpower neighbour to the west – and its Communist links to another superpower on the other side of the world. You

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