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The tsar slept here

St Petersburg’s Grand Hotel Europe and Moscow’s Radisson Royal survived, thrived and reinvented themselves in the likeness of modern Russia.
Read more… 10 May 2011


Journeying back in Russian history

In the towns along the Golden Ring bells ring out from towering belfries, robed holy men scurry through church doors and historic tales recall mysterious, magical times.
Read more… 09 May 2011


At 80, the Empire State Building strikes back

The iconic skyscraper has the highest and best views in the city, its history is revelatory and makeovers to the lobby and observatories deserve a fresh look.
Read more… 27 April 2011


Worldwide Weird

Reinventing a Michigan mental hospital

The Northern Michigan Asylum found new life as the Village at Traverse City, home to wine-makers, coffee roasters and condo dwellers.
Read more… 26 April 2011


Escape from Goa: Hampi and the ruins of Vijayanagara

Ancient Vijayanagara, a crumbling 16th-century metropolis, is a stark contrast to the decadence of Goa’s beach life.
Read more… 25 April 2011


Scale the Great Wall of Vietnam

Archaeologists recently found the "longest monument in Southeast Asia". Get there before the crowds find it too.
Read more… 22 April 2011


The Passport blog

Shakespeare gets a new home

The Royal Shakespeare Company will begin its 50th season today in a new, $185 million theatre complex in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Read more… 14 April 2011


The Passport blog

Commemorating the US Civil War's 150th anniversary

Communities, states and the US National Park Service are marking the occasion by organising events at battlefields, historic sites and parks.
Read more… 11 April 2011


Travelling to Acre, now and in 1272 AD

Travel back 700 years to Acre, and sample the delights of a cosmopolitan crusader outpost before it falls to the Mamluks. Plus, get tips on visiting the present day Israeli city.
Read more… 01 April 2011


Walking Hadrian’s Wall

Along England’s wild northern frontier, Hadrian’s Wall crosses a sublime, historic landscape that is still giving up the secrets of the region’s turbulent past.
Read more… 25 March 2011


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