Alison Heyns

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Things To See In Paris

Paris, the city of romance. The city of well-dressed people. The city of grand monuments. The city that you cannot get enough from!<p>Paris definitely …

Celebrate Hubble’s 24th With Giant Galaxies, Dying Stars and Cosmic Chaos

Twenty-four years and two days ago, on a Tuesday morning, the space shuttle <i>Discovery</i> hitched a ride to low Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Aboard the shuttle? NASA’s newest eye in the sky, the Hubble Space Telescope, an instrument capable of peering deep into the cosmos and capturing the …

British hotels among worst for Wi-Fi charges

Although free Wi-Fi is available in most bars and cafes - and even branches of McDonalds - hotels have historically been more reticent to offer the service. But a survey of thousands of hotels across the Continent found that around 90 per cent now offer free access.<p>However, UK hotels still appear …

Teaching Difficult Histories: Rwanda's Post-Genocide Experience

Twenty years on, how does Rwanda learn from its past?<p>On a cloudy morning in early April, hundreds of people dressed in muted grays and whites took to the center of Amahoro Stadium in Rwanda's capital, Kigali. Within minutes, they were sprawled on the grass, crumpled and still, seemingly …

Grab Them Quick: Amazing Photography Deals and Freebies

Say cheese! We've brought you smiles in the form of great deals and freebies. This week, we have for you some fantastic photography deals that …

Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures

Surging demand for housing and services puts historical sites at risk.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>On a blustery February morning, residents of Alexandria's Wabour el Maya district woke to the din of bulldozers and power drills tearing into the decorative brick</b> …

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew

Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it.Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the …

Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …

Stunning Composite Image of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

There's a good chance you've already seen this stunning image pop up on your newsfeed or dashboard at some point. With over 70,000 shares on Facebook and features on dozens of media outlets, Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul II's shot of the recent blood moon lunar eclipse has officially gone …

Artist Piotr Bockenheim Puts Your Easter Egg Decorating to Shame with His Intricately Carved Goose Shells | Colossal

<p>Unless you spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours with a tiny electric drill carving intricate patterns into eggshells the last few months, you may …

How to Fall in Love With the World

<b>It’s a sultry summer night in Paris.</b> You’ve had a dinner of <i>biftek-frites</i> and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously decide to wander on foot instead to the apartment you’ve rented for the month. You amble through Île Saint-Louis, listening …

Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 4:15 pm, April 20, 2014 in Fun London<p><i>Every week you share the weird things you’ve overheard in London. Above, a few perplexing snippets</i> …