Planeteer: India celebrates Festival of Colour, earthquakes strike Peru & Chile, new photography law in Hungary

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Blarney Stone actually Irish Scientists have found that Ireland’s Blarney Stone is made of local carboniferous limestone. The research contradicts both Blarney Castle’s claim that the stone is actually half of Scotland’s ‘Stone of Destiny’, and rumours that it was hewn from … Read More

10 places in Europe you never thought you could afford

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It’ll take more than a discreetly tucked money belt to protect your cash in Europe’s most expensive cities. Here’s how to experience London, Paris, Venice and other delightful destinations for a whole lot less than the average traveler. Paris It’s … Read More

Planeteer: Windsurfing in Turkmenistan, mosquito mayhem in France, New York’s $250 burger

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Secret nuclear command centre re-opens A Cold War nuclear command centre in Scotland has re-opened after refurbishments to mark its 20th anniversary as an attraction. Visitors to Scotland’s Secret Bunker in Fife can now see the equipment that connected the 2800 phone … Read More

Planeteer: UN peace mission ends in Sierra Leone, Edinburgh Castle breaks records, Thailand offers extreme makeovers

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Edinburgh Castle at night. Image by Glen Bowman / CC BY-SA 2.0 Edinburgh Castle visitor numbers soar A record 1.4 million people visited Edinburgh Castle last year, making it the UK’s most popular paid-for attraction outside London. Other outdoor attractions such as … Read More

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