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Fire down below: Surviving Italy's chilli eating marathon

Fire down below: Surviving Italy's chilli eating marathon

Asbestos-bellied locals converge on Calabria to compete for hottest ticket on the culinary calendar
19 Instagram-worthy dishes that taste as amazing as they look

19 Instagram-worthy dishes that taste as amazing as they look

This is what happens when you invite seven world-class chefs from six countries for a week of fine dining
Giant inflatable duck artist's next big thing: Hippos

Giant inflatable duck artist's next big thing: Hippos

Artist Florentijn Hofman has traveled the world with his huge artworks -- now he's sending a giant beast into London's River Thames
Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

Marathon du Medoc: Running France's long-distance drinking race

Thirst for victory competes with thirst for booze in event where competitors raise their glasses long before they cross the finish line
Remote celebration: Northern arts event explores 'Arctic state of mind'

Remote celebration: Northern arts event explores 'Arctic state of mind'

Norway's SALT fest is also on mission to highlight the fragility of sparsely populated landscapes
Where Cambodia's shocking past is on show

Where Cambodia's shocking past is on show

From high school, to prison and torture center, to tourist spectacle -- the lessons learned at Cambodia's Tuol Sleng should never be forgotten
Barbados' Crop Over festival celebrates island's saucy spirit

Barbados' Crop Over festival celebrates island's saucy spirit

The Caribbean's hot summertime fiesta may have just wrapped, but we're still reveling in the color burst
Cosplay insanity continues at latest ChinaJoy

Cosplay insanity continues at latest ChinaJoy

Zombies, "World of Warcraft" characters and showgirls in skimpy outfits -- it can only be the latest ChinaJoy cosplay competition
Best of Bourdain: 7 can't-miss adventures

Best of Bourdain: 7 can't-miss adventures

Looking for a vacation that will shock all five of your senses? Anthony Bourdain can help
'Artbnb'? Spanish village offers free accommodation for sculptures

'Artbnb'? Spanish village offers free accommodation for sculptures

Genalguacil offers artists free board and lodging in return for pieces of their work
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
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Destination Berlin

World War II bunker and former margarine factory among cutting edge venues in ever-changing city