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Bormida Mayor retracts offer to people to move here

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In an attempt to save a village in Italy from becoming a ghost town, the mayor was reportedly offering €2,000 (SGD$3,066) to anyone who wishes to move to this remote mountain village.

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May/Jun 2017 Issue Out Now!

cover65Our Edge of Travel Issue is out!

Visit some of the most remote and unexpected destinations in the world. We drop in on lesser-known islands like Réunion and Tristan de Cunha, and retrace historic routes like the Slave Route – where we highlight the history of slavery and its effects – and the Polynesian migration route, visiting island paradises like Tahiti and Bora Bora. We’re also featuring post-war Pheonix destinations like Colombia, Rwanda, and more.

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High Intensity Workouts Slow Down Aging: Study

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Immortality may not be something any of us want, but when it comes to aging slowly – that’s another matter altogether. Sadly, the only creatures able to regenerate new cells at whim are not humans. However, there are things that we as humans can do to slow down aging. That’s what a team of scientists at Brigham Young University found out.

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Food Etiquette Around the World

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As a traveller, food etiquette may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you visit a new country. But don’t be naive to this, there are certain things individuals may find offensive overseas which would seem totally acceptable in other cultures.

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Lost Tribe: Vedda of Sri Lanka

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The Veddas are an ancient people of Sri Lanka, widely believed to have descended from the island’s ancient, indigenous aboriginal population – archaeological finds indicate the presence of their Neolithic ancestors on the island as far back as 10,000 BC. Many also believe that they are descended from Prince Vijaya (6th-5th century BC), the legendary founding father of the Sinhala nation.

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Knee problems?

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Our knees are so underappreciated that we don’t realise how much they work for us until they hurt or break down. For many athletes, it’s a very common injury point. Knees take a battering over the course of a lifetime, bearing our full weight when we stand, and take in extra force with every jump, run, kick, slide, or slalom.

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Denmark Wants Your Help to Eat Their Oysters

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Recently, the Danish Embassy in China attracted a ton of attention on Weibo when it asked netizens for suggestions on how to solve their oyster overpopulation problem. One answer seemed to be popular: send tourists to Denmark to eat them.

The Danish government wasn’t kidding about an overpopulation problem: the invasive Pacific oysters are killing off native European oysters at an alarming rate. While getting tourists to gorge on oysters may not be a permanent solution, at least you now know what to do when you’re in Denmark.

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Rwanda doubles the price of Gorilla Permits

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Effective immediately, the Rwandan government has raised the per-day tariff for gorilla trekking from USD$750/person/day, to USD$1,500/person/day, with 30% discounts for anyone visiting either of the Rwanda’s other national parks (Akagera and Nyungwe), along with 15% discounts for MICE attendees doing pre-/post- tours.

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Velothon Sunshine Coast (Queensland) 2017

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Entries are open for the Velothon Sunshine Coast which will be held from 13th to 16th July 2017 in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Velothon is a rapidly growing global event series that is already successful in Germany, Wales, Sweden and Canada.

A mass-participation cycling event in and around the stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland and coastal roads, Velothon Sunshine Coast brings the Gran Fondo experience to riders! The course offers dream riding conditions with the perfect mix of sprints, hills, flats and distances.

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Kaohsiung and Taiwan’s south

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s southern metropolis – once relegated as an industrial city – is now a bustling city that is known for its hipster culture, particularly around the Love River and Pier 2. As the main city in the south, with its gleaming skyscrapers and wide open boulevards, the pace is much slower than in Taipei.

Kaohsiung is also a convenient base if you’re visiting some natural gems like the Maolin Valley and Tianliao Moon World.

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