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Overcoming 40 years of solitude on Kinmen Island

After acting as a frontline in the defence against a communist invasion of Taiwan, the islanders are re-familiarizing themselves with the tranquil routines of country life.
Read more… 04 October 2011


War and now peace in Nicaragua

In the city of Leon there are physical reminders of the revolution in the ‘70s but a newfound opportunity for reflection and fun.
Read more… 26 September 2011


Atlantic City’s fading boardwalk empire

The heyday of New Jersey’s famous resort town has passed, but traces of it can still be found.
Read more… 23 September 2011


Atlantic City in its prime

The New Jersey city infamously run by bootleggers in the 1920s was also a lively beach town, home to the first Miss America Pageant and inspiration for the game Monopoly.
23 September 2011


Retro travel

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.
Read more… 16 September 2011


Following Napoleon’s trail on Elba

Though Napoleon Bonaparte escaped less than a year after being “banished” to this Tuscan island, he left such a lasting mark that its inhabitants still pray for his soul.
Read more… 14 September 2011


The Hague peace crawl

The Netherlands city known for tribunals on international war crimes, lets visitors eyewitness history
Read more… 13 September 2011


Building the Twin Towers: A tribute

In honour of the engineering marvels that once anchored lower Manhattan, take a look at how it all began.
09 September 2011


11 September history tour of New York

Many sites are open to visitors who wish to better understand the events of the tragic day and their aftermath, and to honour those who lost their lives.
Read more… 09 September 2011


London’s alternative museums

The city has scores of intimate, specialist and plain eccentric museums, dedicated to personalities, pastimes, occupations and assorted oddities.
Read more… 06 September 2011


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