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(CNN) — There’s no denying that good wine comes with a price, but $40,000 seems rather steep. However, Hungarian winemakers Royal Tokaji say their limited edition Essencia 2008 decanter is worth every cent. Only 20 of the unique 1.5 liter magnums, designed by Hungarian-based artist James Carcass, exist, 18 of which were released last year.
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But the Gevora’s reign will be short-lived. The 75-story tower is to be eclipsed by a slender glass skyscraper under construction just a short drive away in Dubai’s Marina district. The Ciel Tower will reach 360.4 meters upon completion, developer The First Group has confirmed, featuring 1,042 rooms and suites spread across 82 floors. The
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(CNN) — Many modern visitors to Denmark are drawn by its groundbreaking Nordic cuisine, beautiful design, clean cities, windswept coastline or its cycle network — all of which help make it one of the happiest countries on Earth. But there’s another, older, set of travel attractions that make it worth visiting: castles. A kingdom to
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(CNN) — Nicknamed the “city of the broad shoulders,” Chicago rises majestically out of America’s Midwest. Bold, brash and welcoming to anyone willing to dig in and dream big, the Windy City defines the spirit of the United States, having emerged from the ashes of a devastating fire to become a key hub for the
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(CNN) — When a restaurant, hotel, street, town or city becomes “Insta-famous,” it seems it’s only a matter of time before overtourism follows behind. The Alpine village of Hallstatt, nestled in Austria’s Salzkammergut mountains in the district of Gmunden, knows this only too well: a cascade of chocolate-box buildings surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lapped
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(CNN) — Think your profanity-laced T-shirt would be fun to wear on your next cruise? Carnival Cruise Line says no. That means nothing worn during the cruise should “contain any message that may be considered offensive or contain nudity, profanity, sexual innuendo/suggestions. In addition, clothing/accessories should not promote negative ethnic or racial, commentary, or hatred
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(CNN) — China has just hurtled past another milestone in its vast high-speed railway expansion plans. As the countdown to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics continues, the new 108-mile high-speed railway line connecting the capital with Olympic host city Zhangjiakou has just entered service, cutting the travel time between the two from three hours to
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(CNN) — A Japanese sushi magnate has spent a staggering $1.8 million on a gigantic tuna fish at a New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market on Sunday. Kiyoshi Kimura, a self-described “Tuna King,” who runs restaurant chain Sushi Zanmai, paid 193 million yen (about $1.8 million) for a 608-pound (276-kilogram) bluefin tuna, Japanese
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(CNN) — A fire has destroyed much of a five-star Black Forest hotel, home to acclaimed and Michelin star restaurants, causing an estimated 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in damage, police said on Sunday. Fire broke out in the historic restaurant wing of the Traube Tonbach Hotel, Baiersbronn, Germany, shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday
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(CNN) — Aviation punctuality reports are a bit like buses; you wait all year for one then two appear at once. On Thursday, travel data analyst Cirium released its annual On-Time Performance Review, naming Russian flag carrier Aeroflot the world’s most on-time global mainline airline and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport the world’s most punctual airport.
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(CNN) — Whether you want to relax on a remote island off the coast of Africa, ride Germany’s coolest trains or spot howling monkeys in South America, there is much to explore heading into a new decade in 2020. Japan will be hosting the Summer Olympics, Jamaica will be marking the late Bob Marley’s 75th
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(CNN) — A cathedral in flames is a heart-stopping sight. A son following in his mother’s footsteps is a heartwarming one. Places evoke all kinds of emotions as they experience growth, improvement, renewal and sometimes devastating setbacks. Tenacity stands out as a defining characteristic for many of the places that spoke to us this year
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(CNN) — Considered the symbolic birthplace of Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Hosn is arguably the most captivating site in the United Arab Emirates capital. With foundations dating back to around 1760, it also happens to be its oldest building. Surrounded by sprawling skyscrapers in the center of the city, the magnificent white fortress has served
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