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Voting vacation: Exploring the UK's election scene

Voting vacation: Exploring the UK's election scene

Its politicians point at fish and struggle to eat sandwiches. But Britain still makes a great backdrop to election day
Dessert storm: How to sink your teeth in Austria's cake scene

Dessert storm: How to sink your teeth in Austria's cake scene

From Sachertorte and apple strudel to life-size Madonna cakes, Austria has the world licked when it comes to sugary snacks
 World's tallest hotel planned for tiny Swiss village

World's tallest hotel planned for tiny Swiss village

Controversial design for 7132 Tower hotel will see luxury spa the size of the Empire State Building rise over the alpine community of Vals
World's worst city for rush hour traffic named

World's worst city for rush hour traffic named

Commuters in this major metropolis spend a whopping 125 hours stuck in traffic every year
Venice's sink or swim moment

Venice's sink or swim moment

"The Wonder List" CNN host Bill Weir cruises through ever-so-special Venice to see that the tide isn't the only thing rising
The 600-year-old perfume store you've never heard of

The 600-year-old perfume store you've never heard of

From monkish plague disinfectants to royal perfumes, this Florence, Italy institution reeks of history
7 delicious reasons to visit Italy's culinary capital

7 delicious reasons to visit Italy's culinary capital

From the 'King of Cheese' to the world's finest balsamic vinegar, many of Italy's gourmet greats were born here
Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

The plan includes a road that would connect Russia's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, while linking with existing roads in Western Europe and Asia
Best way to get rid of spare currency?

Best way to get rid of spare currency?

Fliers arriving at Sweden's two biggest airports can now kill time while waiting for their luggage by playing video game classics -- all in the name of charity
Yes, now there's a micro pig cafe

Yes, now there's a micro pig cafe

East London's scenesters can hang out with pocket-sized porkers at weekend "pignic" event in May
'Supertide' isolates historic Mont Saint-Michel in France

'Supertide' isolates historic Mont Saint-Michel in France

Thousands gathered to see the moment an unusually high tide surrounded the historic site in northern France