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Forget skinny lattes. In Hanoi the best coffee comes with egg yolk

A milk shortage in the 1940s led an enterprising barman to cast around for alternatives – and so cà phê trúng, Vietnamese egg coffee, was born<p>How do you take your coffee? With a little egg, butter and cheese? In the Vietnamese capital, that’s how it’s served at the famous Giang Cafe.<p>On one of the …

Coffee

Switzerland's Kulm Hotel Expansion Draws Michelin-Starred Chefs and Sports Fanatics

Switzerland

Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay in Turin, Italy

Italy

The Most Romantic Restaurants in NYC

New York City

Where Grown-Ups Go for Spring Break

Spring Break

How to Tie a Sarong Three Different Ways

The Best New Reason to Visit Miami? Its Food

Why In-Flight Pajamas Still Matter

Leap Day Deals: Fly the World's Best Airline for Half Off

Airlines

The Miami Beach Weekend Getaway We All Want to Take

Miami Beach

The Most Beautiful Islands in the Caribbean

Caribbean

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Top 10 budget beach B&Bs in the Seychelles

The Seychelles islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue may be known for their luxury resorts but there is also a great selection of family-run, more affordable guesthouses just as close to the archipelago’s famous, world-class beaches<p>Colibri Guesthouse, Praslin<p>For a room with a five-star view, …

Swimming Pools

How to Vacation With Another Couple

Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: Asia

Rivers and mountains, kayaks and caves … add a touch of the exotic with these exciting active holidays in Asia<p>More adventure in the UK | Europe | North America | Australia & NZ | Africa | Latin America & Caribbean<p>Kayaking Papua New Guinea<p>If adventure starts where knowledge ends, Tsoilik, Papua New …

Top 10 budget beach hotels and bungalows in Cambodia

From bamboo shacks on a palm-fringed island to a chic resort in Sihanoukville, these (mostly) cheap Cambodian beach pads are ideal for unwinding after temple-hopping at Angkor Wat<p>Koh Thmei Resort, Koh Thmei<p>Part of Ream national park, which is a favourite with twitchers due its 150 different kinds …

Winter sun escapes, without the long-haul flight

Desert or seaside, family holiday park or child-free spa … we pick new places to stay in the Mediterranean, Canaries, Africa and Oman to escape the cold and the wet<p>Desert camp, Morocco<p>Desert camps tend to be either ultra-luxurious or very basic, with not many options in between. Now The Souce, a …

Orangutan orphans in Borneo – in pictures

330 orphaned apes are cared for at the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine in Borneo, Indonesia. Human surrogate mothers look after the orphaned and rescued orangutans

Orangutans Map Out Their Trips A Day In Advance

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>A study published today (Sept. 11) in <i>PLOS ONE</i> describes how Sumatran male orangutans plan for their trips: The night …

Who Knew? Orangutans Plan Trips

The night before Sumatran male orangutans travel through the forest, they often emit long, loud calls in the direction they plan to go, new research …

Orangutans at Camp Leakey in Kalimantan - in pictures

A light-hearted glance at the Orangutans of Camp Leakey in Kalimantan, an endangered species that lives only in Borneo and Sumatra

20 orangutans released into protected forest in Central Kalimantan

Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation has once again released 20 orangutans - 13 female …

The Independent

Riding Ecuador’s 'railway in the sky' in style

Anyone for the Avenue of the Volcanoes? How about traversing the Devil's Nose? They might sound intimidating, if not downright risky, but Ecuador’s <i>Tren Crucero</i>, or 'Cruise Train', passes both as it winds its way from Quito high in the Andes to Guayaquil down on the Pacific coast. Since the service …

South America

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Asia Travel

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

Asia Travel

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The Syrian Question

This time it’s different.<p>For months, Bashar al-Assad, in Syria, has been suspected of using chemical weapons against the rebels who are trying to remove him, in violation of international treaties and the Obama Administration’s threats. Syrian opposition groups say that Assad has used chemical …