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America’s Most Authentic Irish Pubs

Ireland’s pub culture is often imitated, but rarely duplicated. Here are four taprooms across the United States that come close to being spot-on, where you can enjoy a pint (or more) along with some neighborhood bluster and brogue.<p><b>> John D. McGurk’s (St. Louis, Missouri)</b><p>Few of the pubs in Dublin’s …

Fish that Walks on Land Swallows With Tongue Made of Water

In the distant past, between 350 and 400 million years ago, a group of our fishy ancestors started crawling up on land. The fins that propelled them through the water gradually evolved into sturdy, weight-bearing limbs. Their hind legs connected directly to their hips, which became bigger. Swimming …

Thailand issues good behaviour manual for Chinese tourists

Etiquette manuals in Mandarin are being printed for the 90,000 Chinese tourists who are expected to travel to Thailand for Chinese New Year, later this week.<p>The manual will instruct visitors on museum etiquette, requesting that paintings are not touched, warn against using public property as …

Street Art by Kevin Lowry in Seoul, South Korea http://t.co/QyR7ERUxuC

Is this the world's most gruesome food market? Dogs, rats, bats and monkeys among the animals roasted WHOLE in Indonesia

• <b>Dogs are flamed-roasted whole at Tomohon Traditional market in Indonesia</b>• <b><br>Before being killed by hanging from a tree, the dogs are kept in tiny</b> …

Best dive bars in Beijing

#ASIA TRABEL<p>By <b>Casey Hynes</b> | 16 January, 2012 |<p>BEIJING’S ever-growing nightlife scene is chock full of fun bars, clubs and venues where you can get …

Three Amazing Places to Go in Indonesia Besides Bali

Bali is the stuff of vacation fantasies, no doubt, but three neighboring Indonesian islands offer similar dreamy landscapes, plus character all their own (and sometimes, fewer crowds). All can be reached by ferry or plane from Bali, so you can head straight to the island of your choice after flying …

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A day in Bangkok - More than Go-Go Bars, Gem Scams and cheap Curry

Even if you don't have a lot of time to explore Bangkok, you can delve a little deeper to discover that Thailand's capital city has much more to …