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El Ovalo, Cusco, Peru
I didn't want to miss the chance to take one of the world's greatest train journeys, named after Hiram Bingham, who rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911. There are other ways to arrive but the sense of joy and camaraderie on board just adds to the...
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Kampung Banggul Sanai, Guar Chempedak, Kedah, Malaysia
When it comes to nostalgia for places we've never been, our (unearned!) love for the golden age of rail travel surely takes the cake. In October I took the cake from Singapore to Bangkok aboard the lavish Eastern & Orient Express. I took the...
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Banjar Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Buahan, Payangan, Buahan, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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A Balinese death is actually a joyous occasion when the deceased reaches ascension... something the living cannot achieve. The man who passed away was a professor at a local university. He was placed in a bed of banana trunks and burned.
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Taj Palace, 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, IB Colony, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India
Imagine a scene from Scott F. Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby where a live jazz band serenades guests as they subliminally move to the rhythm of the music, with hors d’oeuvres in one hand and a vodka martini in the other. Expect a mirrored image of the...
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Plazoleta Nazarenas 223, Cusco 08000, Peru
Orient-Express has turned an 18th-century convent into a hotel, preserving the courtyards and frescoes. Native experts designed bath products that use coca leaves and white sage from Lake Titicaca. From $595. 51/(0) 16-108-300. This appeared in...