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Malaysia's Thaipusam festival

Full of dance, devotees and body piercings, this celebration marks the day when the Hindu god of war was given command of the celestial forces to vanquish three Asura demons.
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In search of the perfect road in Mallorca

One Balearic island, one lightweight Porsche, one very short night. Ask yourself: what would you do?
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Business trip: Sydney

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A city insulated from the global financial crises, with great hotels, a gorgeous harbour, Mediterranean climate and a sophisticated food and wine scene.
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Tools to plan your itinerary faster

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Mapping out your favourite attractions will give you an idea of the best course to chart around town. Here are four free websites for planning an itinerary quickly.
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Copenhagen on a plate

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The term “new Nordic cuisine” is setting hearts aflutter on the international food scene, and gourmands are placing the Danish capital high on their food-fancying holiday itinerary.
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The futurist: Putting the choo-choo back in Chattanooga

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The United States’ high-speed rail plans may finally leave the station.
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