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World's most expensive Big Mac revealed

World's most expensive Big Mac revealed

$7 for a Big Mac? That's what it costs in Norway, according to the Economist's latest Big Mac index
Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Samurai, ninjas and the original Power Rangers

When mutinous cries of "Not another zen garden, dad!" ring out, it's time to head for the Hollywood of Japan
World's coolest bookstores

World's coolest bookstores

From Maastricht to Melbourne, these itineraries make bookish travelers look stylish
Kegs tapped at 'America's Oktoberfest' this week

Kegs tapped at 'America's Oktoberfest' this week

Thousands of beer fans will swarm in for the 27th Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland, Oregon
20 China travel tips

20 China travel tips

Don't be intimidated, says a local expert. Here's how to do China without the hassles
Loud, anarchic, quirky: My love affair with Istanbul

Loud, anarchic, quirky: My love affair with Istanbul

CNN's Ivan Watson pays homage to the city he's called home for the past 12 years
Best and worst expat movies of all time

Best and worst expat movies of all time

Cinema loves portraying the lives of expats. Sometimes it gets it right. Sometimes it casts Nick Nolte as a shirtless mystic
Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic

In what is undoubtedly the world's "coolest" surf video, photographer Chris Burkhard endures freezing temperatures, blizzards and injury to capture Arctic waves and their riders
This is the world's biggest 3D painting

This is the world's biggest 3D painting

China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic painting
What's it like to motorcycle through Iran as a woman?

What's it like to motorcycle through Iran as a woman?

British travel writer Lois Pryce's 3,000-mile solo journey revealed a nation divided between an authoritarian regime and friendly, welcoming people
Best romantic summer getaways

Best romantic summer getaways

10 good-weather escapes ready-made for love and affection
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