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The decaying splendour of abandoned Italian nightclubs

The decaying splendour of abandoned Italian nightclubs

Photographer Antonio La Grotta explores the allure of the once-great discos of Italy's 1980s dancing scene
 Tour de Township: By bike through Johannesburg's Alexandra

Tour de Township: By bike through Johannesburg's Alexandra

Young entrepreneur's start-up business introduces tourists to a different side of South African culture
23 reasons Portland is still the world's best beer city

23 reasons Portland is still the world's best beer city

Cities around the world have closed the brew gap, but the Oregon city's innovative scene continues to lead the beer parade
Following divine footsteps: An ascent of Sri Lanka's holy mountain

Following divine footsteps: An ascent of Sri Lanka's holy mountain

Joining the ranks of pilgrims tackling Adam's Peak rewards with a spiritual awakening, or at least a stunning sunrise
Who owns London's landmarks?

Who owns London's landmarks?

Many of London's most recognizable buildings are owned by foreign investors. Here are eight
8 Jamaica surprises

8 Jamaica surprises

You know about reggae and Usain Bolt -- but you probably aren't aware of these other Jamaican superlatives
Dark star: Sleepy Chinese town brought alive by its murky past

Dark star: Sleepy Chinese town brought alive by its murky past

Brutal property baron’s former fiefdom now home to incredible array of museums, boutique hotels and a vintage cinema
Essential Shanghai guide for exec travelers

Essential Shanghai guide for exec travelers

Consider yourself lucky if work brings you to China's most cosmopolitan city. Here's how to cram the best of Shanghai into a business trip
CNNGo in Atlanta: Bikes, burgers and... Szechuan cuisine?

CNNGo in Atlanta: Bikes, burgers and... Szechuan cuisine?

Atlanta has plenty of southern charm, but these days that means everything from rap to Chinese food to environmental advocacy
Thailand lights up the night sky with lantern festival

Thailand lights up the night sky with lantern festival

Thousands of paper lanterns are released into the night sky for Loi Krathong, creating a dazzling spectacle
Howard Finster's 'Paradise': The South's most inspired garden

Howard Finster's 'Paradise': The South's most inspired garden

The Georgia garden of beloved folk artist Howard Finster -- he did album art for R.E.M. and Talking Heads -- is undergoing a restoration
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Destination Berlin

It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel air hub has won a place in the city's heart