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Khao Lak: A fresh start a decade after the tsunami You may think you don't know the Thai beach resort of Khao Lak, but there's a good chance you do. For this is where, 10 years ago next week, the Asian tsunami made its most graphic entrance, courtesy of those horrifying holiday videos showing the sea retr
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 10:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Barcelona hotels: From Barri Gotic to Passeig de Colom The Serras, Passeig de ColomThis 19th-century building was home to Pablo Picasso's first studio, where he painted Ciencia y Caridad in 1897. It has been restored to create a stylish 29-room hotel, which opens in January. Bedrooms feature classic Spanish t
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 10:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cuba: The best ways of visiting the island The US embargo means you don't meet many Americans in Cuba, even though it is the biggest and most beautiful island in the Caribbean, and the closest to the US just 90 miles separates the north coast from Key West in Florida. But that lack of contact is a
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 10:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Val Thorens: Season's greetings in the Trois Valles Choosing a winter-sports holiday destination isn't easy: the options are numerous and the variables complex. But in the run-up to each season the major resorts all attempt to narrow down the choice to only one, by highlighting improvements they have made
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 09:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Edinburgh travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours Travel essentialsWhy go now?The Scottish capital really goes to town with all things festive: take a spin on the big wheel and other funfair rides in the Christmas Gardens, shop at the Christmas markets and go ice skating. And on New Year's Eve catch Scot
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 09:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Papua New Guinea: Exhilarating encounters in a 'tropical Switzerland' As year succeeds year and the skies become ever more jammed with planes, so the more exotic corners of the world become increasingly demystified. Once upon a time the likes of Zanzibar and Timbuktu seemed so remote and far away that their names had a reso
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 09:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Exodus: Rocky roads to the Promised Land As a new film revisits the flight of the ancient Israelites from Egypt, Chris Leadbeater reveals how much of their journey can be done today | Dec 19, 2014 09:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cuba libre: what the US moves mean for you President Obama intends to be the US leader who kissed and made up with Cuba. Since he announced closer ties with the Castro regime, the genie is out of the bottle of Havana Club rum.
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UK New Year's Eve trip: One holiday, three ways We targeted three companies for their best offer on a last-minute UK New Year's Eve trip: a country escape; a city break; and a one-off experience. Prices shown are per person. Where accommodation is included, it is based on two sharing.
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 08:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Willie Harcourt-Cooze: My life in travel Willie Harcourt-Cooze is a chocolate maker and was the subject of the documentary, Willie's Wonky Chocolate Factory (
The Independent | Dec 19, 2014 08:51 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend