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Travel Jobs – Earn While You’re on the Road
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Hands-up if you would like to travel long term or even permanently! As unrealistic as it sounds, it can be done and many people are living the dream of long-term travel. However, the question of how to fund long-term travel is a stumbling block for many. There are several options on how to passively fund […]

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US Orders Engine Fix for Boeing Dreamliner
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US officials have ordered Boeing to fix engines on some of its 787 Dreamliner airplanes to avoid sudden failure in icy conditions, calling the problem an “urgent safety issue.” Friday’s Federal Aviation Administration directive concerns a potential problem in General Electric’s most advanced engines that affects 176 planes worldwide, following a January incident that caused an […]

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Hong Kong’s Most Breathtaking Views
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Hong Kong’s power buildings and gleaming harbour are made for the cinema. The city’s views have inspired the sci-fi classic Blade Runner and awed audiences in The Dark Knight. Luckily, unlike Batman, you don’t have to scale a 400-storey building for a glimpse of Hong Kong’s dramatic skyline. There are plenty of less life-threatening spots […]

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Hong Kong Shopping Guide
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Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong’s reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past. So what’s worth shopping for in […]

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Okinawa’s Secret Beaches
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Okinawa’s islands comprise one of Japan’s pretty little secrets – a side of Japan that differs from the mainland in culture and pace. They take a little more time and effort to access, but the rewards for getting there are gorgeous semi-tropical, white-sand beaches and clear turquoise water; often on tiny, rural islands that cultivate […]

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Chiang Mai City’s Night Markets
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If you’re planning to shop in Thailand, Chiang Mai is the place to bring an empty suitcase. This Northern Thai city’s reputation for shopping extends back hundreds of years, thanks to its location close to historic trade routes connecting modern-day Myanmar, Laos and China. In the past, passing caravans traded silks, wood, tobacco and opium. […]

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Unseen Thailand: Quiet Beaches and Traditional Villages
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Thailand is a master in the delicate balance of being both exotic and accessible: it delivers a chilli-spiked dose of South-east Asia with all the modern comforts. And despite its popularity, moving beyond the tourist buzz is easy to do, even at the kingdom’s star attractions. Tranquil, gem-coloured seas wash away the winter blues, the […]

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Cathay Pacific New Business Class Seat from February 2016
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Cathay Pacific will launch its new business class seat in February 2016 on board its flagship Airbus A350 fleet, with a mid-life refresh for the current Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 business class to follow. The seat will come from Zodiac Aerospace and belong to the same Cirrus family as Cathay’s existing business class, although […]

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