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HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014

A whole new light: Vatican's Sistine chapel gets a facelift

The venture cost some 1.9 billion euros ($2.3 billion), with 870,000 euros provided by the European Union and the rest donated to the Vatican in expertise, technology and man hours by the various companies taking part in the LED4ART project.

Fool-proof ways to skate through winter travel

Winters can be a tricky time to travel. There is the inherent problem of over-packing and dragging unwanted weight through airports. In worst case scenarios, under-packing too, only to find yourself on a wild goose chase, scouring shops in a new city. Here are a few tips to travel smart.

From First World War battlefields to quaint cafes, Belgium will bewitch you!

The only two images that comes to mind when one talks about Belgium are that of beer and chocolates. But, as it turns out, there's plenty to see if you look beyond the many chocolate factories and breweries- fom First World War battlefields to quaint cafes.

Music lover? Head straight to New York, the city that never sleeps

New York is a centre for blues, jazz, folk, rock, hip-hop, punk, classical and other musical styles played in its world-class concert halls, dive bars, parks and museums. Here are tips for music lovers to get the most out of a trip to the city that never sleeps.

Two-in-one: Get the taste of Europe in the US!

They're towns and enclaves that offer a taste of Europe in USA. Who knew, for example, that California boasts a town known as “The Danish capital of America,” or that Michigan has its own Little Bavaria? Here are a few cities across the US that offer a distintcly European flair.

Singapore, Washington DC top destinations for 2015

The year 2015 will belong to destinations like Singapore, Washington DC and the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, each for reaching milestone anniversaries and presenting globetrotters with unique experiences and the “wow” factor, say travel experts at Lonely Planet.

Turkey's Side: Of mosques, olive gardens, leather goods

After thousands of years of settlement by newcomers ranging from the ancient Greeks, Romans and Persians to pirates, Arabs and Jews, the town of Side (pronounced "see day") is on Turkey's southeast coast, on the Mediterranean coast. It is used to visitors and it doesn't disappoint any variety.

This Diwali, take a break from city noise and travel

We bring you a list of little known quick getaways from four major cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata) pan India. On offer are lots of nature, some adventure and a bit of culture. Get going with planning for your quick getaway and make the most life offers.

From Florida to Fiji! Vacation rentals with best infinity pools

For snowbirds who may have begun to shop for their winter escape, online travel review site TripAdvisor has curated a list of vacation rental sites from around the world that come with their own infinity pools.

A therapeutic sand bath at Merzouga a must on the Moroccan tourist trail

A sand bath - 10 minutes of burying oneself neck-deep in the hot sand for therapy - at Merzouga costs up to $13. But many come here not just for the cure but also for breathtaking sunsets, camel safaris and stays in the desert with the region's Berber and Arab tribes.
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