Red vs black: Thai Chinese face New Year fashion dilemma
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bright red garments, gold embroidery and colorful accessories would normally have been the mode du jour for Thailand's ethnic Chinese celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday. ...
Croatian Jews to boycott Holocaust remembrance event over 'relativization' of crimes
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatian Jews said on Monday they would boycott the country's main Holocaust remembrance event this week, accusing the authorities of playing down crimes perpetrated under the... ...
No swearing as Philippine leader sweet talks Miss Universe hopefuls
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered a speech without his usual swearing on Monday, telling dozens of Miss Universe contestants they should advance the empowerment of... ...
Kangra beyond Dharamshala and McLeodganj: A DIY Travel Guide
The Kangra region in Himachal Pradesh has become synonymous with Dharamshala-McLeodganj of late. However, this region has much more to offer beyond that. Dharamshala surely is a delightful place but has become too popular, making the streets choke with people and prices soar. It is still possible to enjoy them if you know where to find good deals for your stay. It has great options for those who just want to eat, sleep, party, and relax. But for those who are looking to do more, I am putting t...
Melania Trump channels Jackie Kennedy but Conway grabs fashion headlines
(Reuters) - New U.S. first lady Melania Trump channeled style icon Jacqueline Kennedy on Friday but the Inauguration Day fashion headlines were stolen by a military-style coat worn by one of her... ...
Melania Trump evokes Jackie Kennedy, Ivanka in white for swearing in
(Reuters) - New U.S. first lady Melania Trump stepped out in a Ralph Lauren baby-blue jacket and matching dress on Friday, choosing one of America's most iconic designers for Inauguration Day... ...
Melania Trump evokes Jackie Kennedy in blue inauguration outfit
(Reuters) - Incoming U.S. first lady Melania Trump stepped out in a Ralph Lauren baby-blue jacket and matching dress on Friday, choosing one of America's most iconic designers for Inauguration Day... ...
Sap surfing on the Mediterranean Sea
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Sap surfing - standing upright on a board using an oar to paddle - has become a popular pastime for tourists and locals alike off the shores of Israel. ...
That was hairy - Paris wax museum plays catchup with Trump dummy
PARIS (Reuters) - A Paris wax museum unveiled a Donald Trump effigy with real human hair on Thursday, having being caught off guard with a half-ready figure of Hillary Clinton when he won the U.S.... ...
Russian Orthodox believers take icy plunge on Epiphany day
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Russian Orthodox believers took a plunge into sub-zero waters across Europe on Thursday to wash off their sins as part of Epiphany feast day celebrations. ...
Weak pound lures American tourists to Britain, but Europeans unmoved
LONDON (Reuters) - North American tourists flocked into Britain to take advantage of the weak pound after last year's Brexit vote, but spending by European tourists - far greater in number - slipped... ...
6 Must Haves When Traveling Internationally
When you’re traveling internationally, packing can become an exercise in anxiety. What do you take? What should you leave behind? As long as you remember these six must-haves for your jet-setting adventure, you’ll get through your trip just fine.   Water Bottle and Food Containers Image via Flickr by Rubbermaid Products A reusable water bottle helps you stay hydrated while you’re in a foreign country and encourages you to fill it up on a regular basis. This bec...
Tight security as Madame Tussaud's unveils UK waxwork of Trump
LONDON (Reuters) - A waxwork of Donald Trump was unveiled on Wednesday amid tight security at Madame Tussauds museum after protests at a similar ceremony in Spain earlier this week. ...
Asola Bhatti Lakes: Nameless Delights of the Lawless Backyard
“Well, I can’t stop you if you want to go… but be careful as things can happen…”, said the local guy we came across at the entry point with the usual smugness of the Delhi NCR folks. Sorry for the stereotyping but anyone familiar with the city would recognise that tone. ———————– Desolated and pristine lakes are not something one expects to see anywhere near Delhi. However, those who like to explore have been aware o...
Juuso the bear makes artistic debut at Finnish gallery
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Artists usually like to attend the opening of their exhibitions but the painter of the works that went on display at a gallery in Helsinki on Tuesday preferred to carry on... ...
Simon Rattle offers up musical 'tapas bar' for first season in London
LONDON (Reuters) - Conductor Simon Rattle unveiled what he described as a musical "tapas bar" on Tuesday as he presented an eclectic program for his first season with the London Symphony Orchestra... ...
Chattanooga: A Guide for Outdoorsy Backpackers
Chattanooga is a city that is blessed with mountains, ridges, and rivers. From rowing in the Tennessee River to hiking in the Appalachians, this city offers many options for adrenaline junkies. It proudly calls itself the Scenic City and for good reason. Chattanooga occupies a scenic location at the meeting point of the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains. The city also plays host to the RiverRocks Outdoor Festival, where scores of professional athletes and amateur enthusiasts gath...
After Vatican controversy, McDonald's helps feed homeless in Rome
ROME (Reuters) - McDonald's received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch just steps from St. Peter's Square last month, but on Monday the fast food giant accepted a challenge to adopt... ...
Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, an artist in nearby Erbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to recreate historic... ...
New York City Travel Guide
This post is originally from IHG’s Guide to New York City New York City is the most popular destination in the world, and for good reason. With first-class entertainment options, world-famous landmarks, buzzing street activity and nightlife, it is an epicenter of culture, diversity and excitement. Your choices are seemingly endless when it comes to hotels, which means deciding which hotel to book can be a challenge, as options range from hostels to ultra-luxurious global chains. IHG® ...