From Wes Anderson and Danny Boyle to Michael Palin and Paul Theroux, Indian Railways have entranced dreamers, intrigued authors and inspired filmmakers. That's because there's no other railway like them on Earth. Home to ancient toy trains, royal trains, Mumbai's infamous passenger trains, the new Duronto Express speed trains and even a hospital on wheels, the Indian Railways have a few tales to tell.
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Though often called the koala "bear," this cuddly animal is not a bear at all; it is a marsupial, or pouched mammal. After giving birth, a female koala carries her baby in her pouch for about six months. When the infant emerges, it rides on its mother's back or clings to her belly, accompanying her everywhere until it is about a year old. Learn more -
The traditional Japanese tea ceremony became more than just drinking tea; it is a spiritual experience that embodies harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.
Japanese tea ceremony steps -
Planning a trip to Ireland can be a daunting task - what should I not miss? Everyone has their own favorite sights and places. Yet there are a number of locations every visitor to Ireland should see. Taking them all in will also showcase the variety to be found on the comparatively small island. They are definitely part of the best of Ireland.
10 most beautiful places to visit in Ireland -
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The largest river basin the world, the Amazon rain forest is an adventurer's paradise. The Amazon's amazing diversity of plant and animal species makes the region a must for travelers in search of wildlife, and a hike through the rain forest is one of the most intimate ways to discover its riches.
Planning your Amazon adventure -
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For 15 years, the World Travel Awards have been selecting the "World's Leading Airline" for flying first class. You'd be hard-pressed to find better service, better food, or more comfortable settings than in the first class cabins you're about to learn -
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Have you or would you ever plan a last minute trip to just get away? Taking nobody with you and not even having any real plans of what you'll do when you get there?