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Oktoberfest: Then and now

Oktoberfest has evolved from a horse race that celebrated a royal marriage to a 16-day beer-soaked celebration attended by six million people. But times have not changed all that much.


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Rediscover some of the world’s greatest writers, like Boccaccio, Petrarch and Dante, by visiting the places that inspired them and walking in the footsteps of their characters.
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A guide to the top travel experiences by decade, with suggestions for how you can get a little taste of more – or less – glamorous eras.
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Google's new travel plans

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With new developments in flight search, hotel bookings and restaurant reviews, the search giant is clearly moving into the travel planning space.
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Openings: Chicago, Bangalore, Finland, Toronto

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The boutique Templar Hotel opens in late September in Toronto’s entertainment district, with a rooftop bar that has views of the CN Tower.
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Before the storm in Cameroon

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Each year the red earth thirsts for rain, and tribal kinds harness sacred spirits to summon the abundance of nature once more.
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