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People in Thailand are adopting Look Thep (Child God) dolls, which they believe to be inhabited by children’s spirits, to bring good luck.
ABTA has revealed a list of the top 10 most popular gap year destinations visited by British students, and identified a number of growing trends in the experiences being sought.
In his new vocation as a restaurant owner and chef, former Japanese adult film star Ken Shimizu has created a curry that tastes like poo. Literally, like actual poo.
A 'sky pool' is being built between two apartment blocks in London, the water suspended 35 metres in the air and the bottom of the pool completely transparent. Terror.
The British Pound is currently incredibly strong against the Aussie dollar, making this the perfect time to book your trip and head to the amazing land down under.
Melbourne has just been named the world's most liveable city for the fifth year in a row, with Adelaide ranking joint 5th, Sydney in 7th, and Perth in 9th. Go, Australia!
A bomb has exploded in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, near to the popular Erawan Shrine in the Chidlom district, with at least 12 dead and 20 injured, according to early reports.
Uzbekistan Airways will weigh all passengers at the departure gate. Flyers will be directed to a weighing machine which will calculate their average weight with their hand baggage.
Our Cook Islands competition is closed, and we're thrilled to reveal the amazing entry that has won its writer £2000 of world travel via the beautiful Cook Islands!
Thailand is officially going ahead with plans to offer multiple entry-six month visas for citizens of all countries in an effort to boost tourism, great news for travellers to the region.