Mihai Birau

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Today I am 75, and facing death in a US jail for murders I didn't commit

The day was 26 January 1972. It was quite a celebration. I don't remember why I planned a special birthday party that year – I was turning 33 – but I suppose I was at the height of my good fortune. My fruit importation business had gone spectacularly well, and I had fallen in love with the horses. …

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Stop #1: Reykjavik, Iceland—Here’s Why We Came

Onward<p>When you get off the plane in Iceland, people greet you with “<i>Godan daginn</i>,” which in Icelandic means “good day.” The next thing they do is tweak your name. Men receive a –son at the end of their name (it means, well, son). Women get a -dottir (daughter). So for the next few days, we’ll be …

Space tourism: helium balloon flights to offer views of Earth from 20 miles

World View Enterprises is hoping to take paying guests 20 miles into the sky, providing passengers with similar views to those seen by Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver who leapt back to earth from 24 miles up.<p>The venture is expected to begin by 2016, with tickets for a two-hour flight …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

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Europe's eight best night trains

The midnight thump and clunk of railway carriages being uncoupled and shunted in a station somewhere in central Europe is not in itself romantic. But add in that this is the night train between Paris and Venice, and that you’re tucked up in bed six feet off the floor, and everything’s somehow more …

Visit These Places in India While You're Still Young & Free

(Last Updated On: May 30, 2018)<p>Here is a fun bucket list of the best places to visit in India before you turn thirty. They are not just destinations …

How to Pack Mindfully

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I didn’t know what I’d need for my first extended meditation retreat, and I’d never been to the Bay area in winter, so I packed enough for a year in any climate – just to be on the safe side.<p>After paying penance in the form of an overweight-bag fee at the airport, I lugged …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

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