The mayor of Munich has tapped the first keg to kick off the 178th German folk festival Oktoberfest. With only two deft blows of his hammer and a cry, the festival opened its doors to the public Saturday.
Tourists at the River Thames in London got a rather unusual view for their holiday photographs on Friday. An army of 20 life-sized, individually decorated model gorillas were unveiled as part of a gorilla conservation fundraiser.
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Paris Alexandria Sage Reuters Life! Online Report Sep 16, 2011 06:24 EDT PARIS (Reuters) – The city of glamour, grande cuisine and the ghosts of the guillotined is one of Europe’s most beautiful. Welcoming some 28 million visitors a year, Paris offers everything from some of the most famous museums
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Travel Picks: Top 10 toilets around the world REUTERS Reuters Life! Online Report Sep 16, 2011 10:38 EDT LONDON (Reuters) – Whether you call them a restroom, loo, lavatory, toilet, or “the facilities,” they are always an important part of being on the go. With this in mind the members and editors of travel website
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There are going to be changes to the pat-down policy at airports for children under the age of 12.
Westfield Stratford City, the biggest urban shopping centre in Europe, has opened in a once deprived part of east London, acting as the gateway to the site of the 2012 London Olympics. Duration: 02:01
Spain’s most famous fighting bull _ ironically named ‘Mouse’ _ is packing plazas with his uncanny ability to gore runners. A fatality last month has contributed to the country’s fascination with him. (Sept. 12)
The 2011 edition of the European Fantastic Film Festival opened on Saturday with its traditional “zombie walk” through the streets of the French city of Strasbourg. Duration: 00:59.
It’s an unlikely tourist hit but Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, high up in the Bavarian Alps, is proving just that. But calls to give reminders of Germany’s shameful past special cultural status have met with a mixed reaction. Duration: 01:48
Compiled by Rutgers University, the most comprehensive collection of air traffic control recordings sends chilling reminders of the confusion, and heroism.
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